The Duchess of Cambridge made another stunning virtual appearance alongside husband Prince William on Friday, taking part in a virtual call with a family who was helped by the Shout 85258 text service. Kate looked elegant in her understated look, recycling some of her favourite fashion finds for the call, which aimed to raise awareness for young people’s mental health.
The mother-of-three’s choice of earrings will no doubt be a hit with fans since Kate repurposed her famous £5 Accessorize hoops, which sparked a mass sell-out last year.
The eye-catching gold earrings were teamed with her trusty Equipment polka dot shirt. Kate kept the rest of her look simple, sweeping her hair back from her face in a half-up, half-down style and opting for a subtle smoky eye.
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The royal beauty has worn her ‘Twisted Circle Drop Earrings’ a number of times, debuting the jewellery during her Royal tour of Ireland with the Duke of Cambridge last March. She owns several pieces from high street favourite Accessorize, and clearly loves their affordable range.
Kate’s popular earrings are unfortunately out of stock on Accessorize, but we’ve tracked them down on eBay for royal fashion fans keen to recreate the duchess’ look.
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Kate and Prince William took part in a call about Shout 85258 text service
The royal’s Equipment shirt is still available to shop, however. Kate first wore the gorgeous blouse to visit Evelina London’s Sunshine House in Peckham, south London in 2019.
Shout 85258 is the UK’s first 24/7 text messaging support service, offering a free and confidential platform for conversations around mental health to ensure no-one has to face their problems alone
Accessorize Twisted Hoop Earrings, £25, eBay
Slim Signature Silk Shirt, £275, Equipment
The service was researched and developed with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s Royal Foundation as a legacy of the Heads Together campaign and was set up with a £2m grant from The Royal Foundation.
Anyone can text SHOUT to 85258 for free, confidential, 24/7 mental health support. For more information visit: giveusashout.org/.
DISCOVER: 5 royal-inspired push presents for new mums, from Kate Middleton’s eternity ring to her pearl earrings
After all, she’s earned one of these thoughtful push gifts
When Kate Middleton gave birth to Prince George, it wasn’t a bunch of flowers or a stack of balloons that Prince William is thought to have gifted her – but the most stunning push present, a diamond eternity ring from London designer Annoushka.
If you’re looking for push present ideas (or need to send a subtle but large hint to your other half on the sentimental gift you’re expecting to receive post-birth), find out more about push presents in the UK and shop our edit of royal-inspired jewellery push presents for new mums.
Kate layers her eternity Annoushka band with her wedding and engagement ring
What is a push present?
A push present, or push gift, is a present gifted to a new mum by their partner or father of the baby. It’s usually given after birth, but can be given before – some partners even take theirs to the delivery room to present to their partner immediately post-birth! (Side note: it’s never too late to gift the mother of your children one).
Most popular in the United States, the push present is becoming more common in the UK thanks to celebrities and royals showing off their luxe birthing gifts.
What is a typical push present?
A typical push present is a piece of jewellery, such as a ring, necklace or bracelet. Some are chosen to represent the baby’s date of birth, with a birthstone or engraving, or the new baby’s initial.
How much should you spend on a push present?
There are no hard rules when it comes to the amount a push present should cost, so whatever you’re comfortable in spending. Just remember if you’re buying, your other half has just given birth to a baby, nine months of blood, sweat and tears…
What push present did Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle receive?
The Duchess of Cambridge is believed to have received this stunning diamond eternity band from Prince William following the birth of their first son, Prince George. You can even buy the ring yourself, from London jewellery designer Annoushka, and Kate is so fond of it she wears it constantly, layered with her iconic sapphire engagement ring and wedding band.
You can spot Kate’s gorgeous Annoushka eternity ring
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have never confirmed what, if anything, the Duchess of Sussex received as a push present after giving birth to their first son, Archie. But she was spotted not long after Archie’s birth wearing a delicate pave set band alongside her engagement and wedding rings.
READ: Meghan Markle flaunts incredible ring – is it her push present?
Best push presents 2021
Eternity ring, £1,400, Annoushka
Kate layers her iconic sapphire engagement ring with not one, but two other rings – her simple gold wedding band and this exact stunning white gold, diamond ring.
Set with 0.23 carats of brilliant-cut diamonds, it’s a classic push present for any new mum, royal or not.
Love Diamonds 18ct evil eye bracelet, £795, Annoushka
The Duchess of Sussex is a fan of the evil eye talisman, said to ‘protect the wearer from negativity’ and they don’t come much prettier than this striking piece, crafted in 18ct yellow gold and hand set with blue, black and white diamonds.
With Meghan recently announcing her second pregnancy, it’d be a brilliant gift to welcome in their new baby.
Initial pendant, £525, Annoushka
We adore this initial ‘A’ pendant for any women who have just joined the mum club like Princess Eugenie, to celebrate the birth of their baby in style.
Formed with 0.7 carats of silver diamonds and set with black rhodium, this traditional yet modern pendant is available in A-Z so can commemorate any new baby, from August to Zara.
Pearl Baroque earring drops, £395, Annoushka
While these weren’t a push present Kate Middleton received, she has worn these pearl earrings for some of the most special moments of her life, from the official photos of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with a newborn Prince George in August 2013 to teaming with a yellow Jenny Packham dress to introduce Princess Charlotte to the world in 2015.
Kate leaving the Lindo Wing with Princess Charlotte in 2015
These make a great alternative to a diamond push present, and Kate has proved their versatility – she’s accessorised gowns, jeans and even tracksuits with this exact pair.
Baguette ring (available in blue or pink sapphire), £1,200, Annoushka
This 18ct gold baguette ring is brilliant on many levels – not only is it a stunning piece you could wear everyday, it’s available in blue or pink sapphire to reflect the sex of baby too. Cute!
So what if we told you that you could get your hands on the Duchess of Cambridge’s frizz-free hair styling product? We’re talking about Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom, of course, and it’s priced at just £30 – worth every penny to achieve silky royal hair!
Formulated with silk powders and soy and wheat protein, the product is said to moisturise, protect, and condition hair. Simply apply to damp hair for a shiny, non-greasy finish.
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This would be particularly handy following the COVID-19 pandemic which has seen hairdressers close for the best part of a year. Kate has shown off extra long, straight locks as she appeared in Zoom calls from home, so perhaps she has a bottle stashed in her bathroom cupboard to add that extra shine.
It supposedly works best after using Kiehl’s shampoo – of which there are at least six different versions, from nourishing to rehydrating.
Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom, £30.50, Kiehl’s
Kiehl’s Crème with Silk Groom is considered one of Kate’s hair secrets, which was only revealed back in 2018 when her hairdresser shared a picture of the royal’s beauty bag ahead of the royal tour to Sweden and Norway.
Amanda Cook Tucker – who was also responsible for styling the new mum’s tresses shortly after Prince George was born in 2013 – ensured the Duchess was prepared for all eventualities on her trip by packing a large range of hair tools and products.
The Duchess’ hairdresser Amanda Cook Tucker shared a peek inside her beauty bag
We’re talking two hairdryers, three different sets of hair curlers, eight round blow dry hairbrushes and five paddle brushes, including Mason Pearson Handy Bristle & Nylon hairbrush as well as seven combs.
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