Kate Paid Tribute To The Queen At The Service Of Thanksgiving Without Saying A Word

As the world celebrates Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee, the beloved monarch has skipped some events due to her health. After the Queen missed the service at St. Paul's Cathedral on June 3, some were concerned about the 96-year-old's health. But at the Guildhall reception following the St Paul's service, People noted that Kate Middleton updated an attendee on Elizabeth's condition. The Duchess of Cambridge explained the monarch was "fine," but the Trooping the Colour celebration was "very tiring yesterday," Kate said.

Even though the Queen is full of pep at 96, her absence from some Platinum Jubilee events makes people wonder about the monarchy's future. Let's be honest, Prince Charles does not always inspire as a leader. In an April survey by Ipsos, The Independent reported that 42 percent of Brits think Charles should step aside and let Prince William become king. The Sun reported that Princess Diana's friend Stewart Pearce claims that the Prince of Wales might abdicate his duties. Pearce said, "He [Charles] may not take the throne; he may hand it to his young son ... He doesn't want to do it, such a difficult task."

Meanwhile, as the queen continues her reign, Kate paid tribute to Her Majesty during the Platinum Jubilee celebrations at the Service of Thanksgiving quietly but powerfully.

Kate Middleton honored the queen with her earrings

Kate Middleton honored Queen Elizabeth II during the Service of Thanksgiving on June 3. The Duchess of Cambridge looked stunning at St. Paul's Cathedral, wearing beautiful earrings belonging to the absent queen. Us Weekly reported that Kate wore the monarch's Bahrain Pearl Drop earrings while rocking a gorgeous in a yellow look. According to Us Weekly, the 40-year-old royal wore a yellow dress by Emilia Wickstead and a yellow Phillip Treaty hat.

Page Six reported that Kate borrowed the earrings for another important (but very sad) occasion, wearing the Bahrain Pearl Drops at Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021 Hakim of Bahrain gave the then-princess Elizabeth seven pearls for her marriage to Philip in 1947. Two of these pearls were subsequently made into the iconic earrings, per The Court Jeweller. According to the Mirror, it is believed that the monarch have given the jewels to her granddaughter-in-law on "permanent loan."

Elizabeth's wardrobe playbook appears to have inspired the future queen, as Kate has been wearing more bright colors like yellow, blue, and pink. She has also channeled the queen's pragmatic approach to royal duties during the Trooping the Colour parade; the duchess and Camila Parker Bowles recycled outfits for the Platinum Jubilee! People reported the mom of three wore a white coat dress by Alexander McQueen and a matching blue and white Philip Treacy hat. According to the outlet, Kate previously wore the outfit at the G7 Leaders' conference in June 2021.

Queen Elizabeth has loaned jewelry to Kate on several occasions

Royal jewelry is often a family affair — some pieces are inherited over the generations, and others are acquired as new gifts. Over the years, Queen Elizabeth II has generously shared her gems with other members of the British royal family.

The queen has shared jewelry with Kate Middleton for several years. On her wedding day in 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a stunning Cartier Halo Tiara, per Hello! Magazine, which Her Majesty has owned since she turned 18. The monarch also loaned a diamond bracelet to the duchess for a state banquet in 2015 as well as the 2017 BAFTA Awards (per Newsweek). Known as the "Edinburgh Wedding Bracelet," this piece has sentimental value for Queen Elizabeth, as the bracelet was part of Prince Philip's engagement gift. Its diamonds originally came from one of Philip's mother's tiaras and were used for the bracelet and the future queen's engagement ring, per Newsweek.

On another occasion, Her Majesty breathed new life into an accessory after loaning a floral-motif necklace to Kate. Made of rubies and diamonds, the piece was another of the monarch's wedding presents, per Hello! Magazine. After being resigned to long-term storage, the queen brought it out for the duchess to wear at a 2017 state event. In April the following year, the queen was spotted wearing the piece herself.

Beside loaning her jewels to other royals on special occasions, People reported that the queen recently loaned some pieces of her personal jewelry for public exhibition by Britain's Royal Collection Trust. Visitors have the chance to see iconic pieces, including Her Majesty's Diamond Diadem, in addition to several brooches, including the monarch's sparkling Australian Wattle brooch, per Royal Collection Trust.