Kate Middleton and Prince William unveiled a special memorial in London today, and as usual, the future Queen Consort made sure to include a thoughtful detail in her wardrobe for the event.
The couple honored Windrush Day, a holiday that marks the arrival of Afro-Caribbean migrants to the UK aboard the Empire Windrush ship in 1948, and honors the ongoing contributions of immigrants to the British economy.
The royal couple attended two events to mark the occasion, and Middleton, 40, wore a pair of Art Deco earrings from Chalk ($85), a company owned by a black woman.
The pair is available in both a gold and green colorway, with the Duchess appearing to be wearing the green-toned version.
The London-based designer behind the brand, Malaika Carr, is also an architect and creates each piece by hand; Middleton’s collection of earrings is based on the design of London’s Royal Opera House, which also has a connection to post-World War II Britain.
After the war, the theater reopened in 1946 and became Britain’s first permanent home for opera and ballet.
“I was stunned to see HRH in our Florence earrings. The earrings paired with the white suit looked phenomenal,” Carr told Vidak For Congress Style.
Middleton often wears an accessory with symbolic meaning to such events, such as the bee-themed hoops she wore to a memorial to commemorate the Manchester terror attack in May.
While the white Alexander McQueen trouser suit the Duchess wore was very similar to the outfit she wore in Jamaica this spring, this time she actually chose a different pair of pants to match the label’s single-breasted blazer ($1,995) — with a wide-legged style ($1450) instead of the straight-fit pair she wore in the Caribbean.
She went all tonal with the rest of her accessories, adding white pointed-toe pumps and a white Mulberry bag that you always had on hand.
To celebrate the Windrush anniversary, Middleton and Prince William visited Elevate, a youth organization that works with the British Caribbean community and other diasporas to build skills in the creative and cultural arenas.
After attending a filming and editing workshop with students, the royal family went ahead with the official unveiling of the National Windrush Monument at Waterloo Station in London.
The statue features a man, woman and child holding hands on stacked luggage and according to Kensington Palace “symbolizes the courage, dedication and
resilience” of the Caribbean migrants who started a new life in the UK between 1948 and 1971.
Today’s outing marks the second time Middleton has stepped out in an Alexander McQueen pantsuit in recent days; she wore a pink version of the outfit for a roundtable with government officials last week.