Duchess Kate has altered a pair of Princess Diana’s sapphire earrings

By Meaghan Wray

Duchess Kate has joined Duchess Meghan in making some adjustments to a piece of jewellery she inherited from Princess Diana.

Diana, who passed away tragically in 1997, left many of her jewels to her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The two princes have passed down some of these gems to their wives.

Earlier this week, eagle-eyed royal watchers couldn’t help but notice Meghan altered her engagement ring. It contained clusters of diamonds, many of which were from the late Princess Diana’s collection. The Duchess of Sussex changed the ring’s yellow gold band for a delicate pavé one. And now, The Sun has noticed a difference in a pair of Diana’s sapphire earrings, last worn by Kate on a visit to Scotland in January.

Kate stepped out wearing the earrings on an outing with William earlier this year. Photos: © Getty Images

The baubles were often worn by the Princess of Wales, as they perfectly matched her (and now Kate’s) sapphire engagement ring. When Kate and William helped open the V&A Dundee earlier this year, the mom of three had some of the diamonds removed from the piece, and had transformed the gorgeous items into drop earrings. The earrings had previously featured a second circular sapphire detail, which kept them fastened to Diana’s ears with a stud.

There’s no doubt jewellery holds a lot of significance, especially in the Royal Family. Both the brothers chose to pay homage to their mom when proposing to their now wives. Kate was presented with Diana’s very own 12-carat engagement ring, while Meghan received a beautiful diamond piece crafted from Botswana diamonds, as well as diamonds from Diana’s own collection.

Meghan’s ring before and after its alterations. Photos: © Getty Images

While it’s not known why Meghan changed her ring, it’s thought the new mom may have opted for the change to accommodate for her fingers swelling during pregnancy. It also perfectly compliments Meghan’s aesthetic – she’s a known lover of thin gold bands!

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