Kate Middleton: how did her necklace honor her children?

The Duchess of Cambridge wore a necklace honoring her children as she launched her latest project

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge arrives at a reception to meet parents of users of a Centre for Early Childhood in the grounds of Kensington Palace on June 18, 2021 in London, England.
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It's all in the details for Kate Middleton, who wore a sweet necklace with charms representing each of her children. 

Kate Middleton announced her biggest royal project yet, via an official video on social media, the "early years" foundation. During her announcement, there was one detail we couldn't take our eyes off: Kate wasn't just talking about helping children, she was displaying her love for her own three. 

She wore a custom-made gold necklace, featuring a gold disc engraved with the first initials of her children: Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. The delicate necklace was designed by jewelry brand Daniella Draper and retails for $1,900.

"Today I’m proud to be launching The Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood — let’s embrace this golden opportunity to create a happier, more mentally healthy, and more nurturing society," she said on Twitter.

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Would you like a necklace like Kate's? This piece can be customized with three letters or initials of your choice and features a yellow gold chain and diamond embellishment. 

The necklace is not the only piece of jewelry she has that features her children in some way. In September, Kate sported a different necklace with her children's initials etched onto it, but this time each letter was on a separate charm. This May, at the end of the Royal Tour of Scotland she undertook with Prince William, she wore yet another necklace featuring three charms: a letter G, a letter C and a letter L. 

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, reacts as she meets with parents and children, and peer supporters, in Battersea Park, London on September 22, 2020, where she learned more about the benefits of parent-to-parent support.

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All the necklaces have been widely copied. Kate may well be hoping her new project will be as influential. 

"Our first five years lay important foundations for our future selves," she said in the video. "This period is when we first learn to manage our emotions and impulses, to care and to empathize, and thus ultimately to establish healthy relationships with ourselves and others."

Rylee is a U.S. news writer who previously worked for woman&home and My Imperfect Life covering lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. Before joining woman&home and My Imperfect Life, Rylee studied journalism at Hofstra University where she explored her interests in world politics and magazine writing. From there, she dabbled in freelance writing covering fashion and beauty e-commerce for outlets such as the TODAY show, American Spa Magazine, First for Women, and Woman’s World.