Kate Middleton's subtle anniversary nod through her jewellery

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Kate Middleton and Prince Williams' wedding anniversary is just a few days away (29th April) and the Duchess seems to already be discreetly celebrating the landmark.

She attended the Easter Sunday service at Windsor Castle this weekend alongside the rest of the family, minus Meghan Markle, who is due to give birth any day now.

For the occasion, which was also Queen Elizabeth's birthday, Kate wore a pair of diamond earrings, but not just any earrings.

The diamond drop earrings were the ones she wore on her wedding day eight years ago, and were a gift from her parents. They were custom made by jeweller Robinson Pelham, and according to HELLO!, are especially meaningful to Kate.

They said, 'The super glam jewels are particularly unique as they were styled after the Middleton coat of arms—incorporating oak leaves and acorns.'

She wore them this weekend with a pale blue Alexander McQueen coat dress, which she wore to the same occasion five years ago. It's also incidentally the fashion house behind her now famous wedding dress.

It seems she has come full circle.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

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