The Cambridges’ Join the Queen for Morning Church Services at Balmoral

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William and Kate joined the Queen, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, the Countess of Wessex and Lady Louise Windsor at a Sunday church service during their stay at the Balmoral estate in Scotland. They were spotted leaving the service at Crathie Kirk Church.

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Crathie Kirk is located near Balmoral castle in Aberdeenshire, where the Queen currently resides during her annual summer holiday.

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Kate wore a gray, bespoke Catherine Walker coat-dress with navy blue piping on the collar and covered buttons, a matching navy blue felt hat by Lock & Co (last seen at the service honoring the 75th anniversary of the RAF Cadets in February of this year), and finished off her look with a pair of the Queen’s glittering Bahrain Pearl and Diamond Drop earrings.

Additional Details on the Queen’s Bahrain Pearl and Diamond Drop earrings

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Two pearls given to Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present in 1947 by the Sheikh of Bahrain Sheikh Salman ibn Hamad Al Khalifa were used to make these gorgeous earrings. The pearls were part of a gift of seven large pearls inside a pearl shell.

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According to Her Majesty’s Jewel Vault, “The earrings each contain one large round diamond and four smaller ones, three baguette diamonds, and a Bahrain pearl dangling below.”

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The Queen, wore the earrings several times when she was young. Before loaning them to the Duchess of Cambridge, they were loaned to Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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