Kate Middleton, 39, is known for her love of high-street brands and for the Duchess’ online meeting yesterday, the royal stunned in a pastel pink blouse. She also opted for a pair of matching pink earrings, also from another one of her favourite high-street brands.
To mark International Women’s Day yesterday, Kate spoke with Jasmine Harrison to congratulate her on becoming the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic.
The pair discussed how celebrating and elevating awareness of Jasmine’s achievement can work to challenge perceptions around what women are capable of, as well as motivating others to pursue their dream.
Jasmine said: “I would like to change male perspective on females. It’s not about women believing they can do something because we can, we kind of know that already… We do know that deep down, it’s just the external factors that say you can’t. There’s a much bigger picture that is important to change.”
The Duchess replied: “Exactly, well your achievement has made massive progress in helping to change that perception…so if nothing else, it’s give a huge door opener to so many other young women with that idea, with determination, with bravery and confidence, so much is really achievable, so a huge well done.”
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Kate added a pair of pink Missoma earrings to the look, another one of her favourite jewellery brands.
The £85 rhodochrosite gold pyramid charm hoop earrings are a staple in the Duchess’ wardrobe and she has worn them on several occasions.
Kate also has them in other colours like green, which she will match depending on her outfit.
The hoops contain a natural gemstone in a drop down style with gold detailing.
Speaking previously to Express.co.uk, Charlotte Leigh from Lottie Leigh jewellery, explained why the Duchess may have chosen to step away from her fine pieces.
The expert said: “The Duchess of Cambridge’s choice to step away from wearing her fine jewellery and opting for demi fine jewellery, from brands such as Missoma and Monica Vinader, is for a few reasons in my opinion.
“Firstly, demi-fine jewellery, which is jewellery made from sterling silver and either gold vermeil or gold plate, is much more economical for fashion jewellery.
“This means she can wear on trend pieces that may or may not remain in fashion.
“Fine jewellery should ideally be saved for more classic pieces (rather than overtly ‘fashionable’ items).
“This confirms what we already know about the Duchess, that although she is in a privileged position, she still does not wish to be overly extravagant and is conscious not to waste money which many people in her position would have no qualms about.”