Kate Middleton dons £800 earrings for virtual visit to maternity ward

A wedding anniversary gift from William? Kate Middleton donned new £800 diamond earrings handmade in Mauritius by a luxury African brand for virtual visit to maternity ward

  • Kate Middleton, 38, made a ‘virtual visit’ to new mother in an NHS maternity unit 
  • Kate congratulated Rebecca Attwood and took an interest in how the birth was
  • Royal donned set of earrings from luxury brand Patrick Mavros worth £800 
  • Paired the glittering drop earrings with baby blue dress from British brand Boden

Kate Middleton donned a pair of £800 diamond and yellow gold earrings from a luxury African brand during a virtual visit to a maternity ward. 

The Duchess of Cambridge, 38, made the virtual visit to the maternity unit  in Kingston last week, with a clip of her video call released on the Kensington Royal Instagram over the weekend. 

The mother-of-three, who is currently isolating with her husband Prince William, 37, and their children, George, six, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, selected a pair of drop earrings by designer Patrick Mavros for the video call.

While the set of Ocean Tide Milky Quartz earrings appear to be a new addition to the royal’s jewellery box, the earrings could have been a gift from the Duke for their ninth wedding anniversary which they celebrated last week. 

Kate Middleton, 38, donned the £800 Ocean Tide Milky Quartz earrings by designer label Patrick Mavros for a virtual visit to a maternity unit in Kingston

The mother-of-three kept her make up natural for the occasion and wore her hair in a bouncy half up-do, revealing the stunning set. 

The earrings, which are for sale online for £800,  are bejewelled with brilliant diamonds and 18ct yellow gold.

The set, which were handmade in Mauritius, are described as ‘expertly set and polished stones’ which ‘dangle elegantly from carefully crafted sea urchins’.

The pieces are described as inspired by ‘the alluring and tranquil colours of the Indian Ocean’. 

The stunning drop earrings, which were handmade in Mauritius, feature glittering diamonds and yellow gold detailing 

The stunning drop earrings aren’t the only set that the Duchess owns from the designer label, which Kate has been a fan of since before she married into the royal family.

In fact, the mother-of-three already owns several pairs by the Zimbabwean designer, including a pair Ndoro earrings which she wore while attending a polo match in 2009.

Kate later selected a pair of glittering drop earrings while attending an evening reception for the Tusk Trust and United for Wildlife in 2014. 

The brand, which was launched by Patrick Mavros and his wife Catja in 1980, has it’s flagship store just a stone’s throw from Kate’s London home of Kensington Palace. 

The Duchess paired the earrings with a pretty floral wrap dress from Boden, which is described online as ‘boho luxe’ in style

Kate paired the stunning earrings with a £120 blue midi dress from Boden for a virtual visit to a maternity ward.  

Perfect for the spring to summer transition, Kate’s wrap midi dress features a daisy and polka dot pattern in a soft baby blue shade.

Online, the dress is described as ‘boho luxe’ with a ‘handy tie-waist’ that makes it adjustable to your shape.

While known as a quintessentially British brand, it may also have been chosen by the Duchess for it’s credentials in sustainability.   

The royal previously wore the trendy wrap dress for the Cambridge’s 2019 family Christmas card 

Footage of the call to Kingston Hospital, South-West London, where the Duchess worked last November, has been released to highlight mental health issues that can affect new mothers.

Kate gushed her congratulations to Rebecca Attwood and took great interest in how the birth had gone during the morale-boosting ‘virtual’ return visit to the NHS maternity unit where she previously spent two days on a work placement.

Rebecca, from Raynes Park in South-West London, said: ‘Having a surprise conversation with the Duchess of Cambridge after two hours’ sleep was particularly surreal.

‘The Duchess asked us about having a baby at such an unusual time, and our experience on the maternity ward was that all the midwives made it as normal as possible – apart from the masks!’

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