Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings


Catherine, The Princess of Wales received a pair of custom-made Robinson Pelham Earrings from her parents as a wedding gift in April 2011.

The Duchess of Cambridge's Wedding Earrings by Robinson Pelham
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Earrings by Robinson Pelham (Photo: Royal Collection Trust)

The £15000 earrings are made of 18-karat white gold and diamonds and featured a curled diamond-set oak leaf top and a pear-shaped diamond set drop with a central articulated pave set diamond acorn.

The Princess of Wales, Catherine's Coat of Arms
Royal Family//2011 Wedding Programme

The design of the earrings was inspired by The Middleton family’s Coat of arms that featured Acorns and Oak leaves which symbolize the trees in Berkshire(Catherine’s birthplace and her family’s residence).  Middleton family received their Coat of Arms shortly before the wedding. Catherine’s Coat of Arms was the Middleton Family’s one suspended from a blue ribbon symbolizing her unmarried status.

The Middleton Family worked closely with the College of Arms throughout the design process to create a Coat of Arms that was personal to them and visually identified them as a family.

About the symbols, Palace noted, “The three acorns represent Mr and Mrs Middleton’s three children (Catherine, Philippa and James). Acorns were chosen because the area in which the children were brought up West Berkshire, England is surrounded by oak trees. Additionally, oak is a long-established symbol of both ‘England’ and ‘Strength’.” The design of the Arms was agreed upon and approved by Mr Thomas Woodcock (Garter King of Arms and Senior Herald in England) of the College of Arms in London.

The Princess of Wales wore Cartier Halo Tiara on her wedding day

She paired them with her Cartier Halo Tiara on her wedding day. The earrings were matching with Catherine’s wedding tiara and echoed the scroll elements of the design.

Duchess of Cambridge did her own makeup at her wedding in April 2011
Clarence House

Since her wedding day, We have seen The Princess of Wales, Catherine, wearing her Robinson Pelham Wedding Earrings only twice. First, she wore them at the 2016 Order of Garter Service with her Catherine Walker Red Marianne Coat.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore red catherine walker marianne coat with her Robinson Pelham wedding earrings at the Order of Garter service in 2016
Kensington Palace

Recently, she brought back the timeless piece of earrings again and this time at the 2019 Easter Service held at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

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