Kate Middleton wears Queen Elizabeth’s signature pearl necklace during lunch at Buckingham Palace

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales at a luncheon held for Governors General of the Commonwealth of Nations at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs are among the thousands who have visited Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II in state ahead of her funeral on Monday. The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images); MAIDENHEAD, ENGLAND – JULY 15: Queen Elizabeth II smiles during a visit to officially open the new building at the Thames Hospice on July 15, 2022 in Maidenhead, England. (Photo by Kirsty O’Connor-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Kate Middleton follows in the fashion footsteps of Queen Elizabeth.

The Princess of Wales joined Prince William, King Charles, Queen Camilla and more members of the royal family for a lunchtime reception at Buckingham Palace on Saturday. They hosted the Governors General of the Commonwealth countries who traveled to London on Monday for the late monarch’s state funeral.

Kate, 40, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth in her jewelry choices. She wore a three-strand pearl necklace that belonged to the Queen, Buckingham Palace confirms. The necklace was a go-to piece for the record-breaking monarch.

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In the latest issue of PEOPLE, Sam Cohen, the Queen’s former assistant private secretary, explained about the monarch: “She wasn’t interested in material things at all. She wore the same pearl necklace every day.”

Kate also wore a pair of pearl-and-diamond earrings that previously belonged to the Queen — in fact, it was the fourth time since the monarch’s death that Kate had been seen with the pieces.

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Queen Elizabeth II smiles during visit to officially open new building at Thames Hospice

Queen Elizabeth II smiles during visit to officially open new building at Thames Hospice

Kirsty O’Connor – WPA Pool/Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II visits Thames Hospice – July 2022

Kate first borrowed the earrings from the Queen when she went to the Netherlands for her first overseas solo trip in October 2016, according to Lauren Kiehna, writer and editor of The Court Jeweler. The Queen wore the earrings to her silver jubilee in 1977, the outlet reports.

Princess Kate wore the earrings when she joined the royal family to receive the Queen’s coffin at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, to watch tributes at Sandringham on Thursday and to greet Commonwealth troops on Friday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: British King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales at a luncheon held for Governors General of the Commonwealth of Nations at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England.  Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs are among the thousands who have visited Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II in state ahead of her funeral on Monday.  The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: British King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales at a luncheon held for Governors General of the Commonwealth of Nations at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs are among the thousands who have visited Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II in state ahead of her funeral on Monday. The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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In another tribute, Kate wore a brooch previously owned by the late monarch on Wednesday for a service at Westminster Hall. As shown in a photo shared by The Court Jeweler, on April 21, 1999 in Seoul, the Queen wore the diamond and pearl leaf brooch, attached to a yellow ensemble with a white print.

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 17: Camilla, Queen Consort and Catherine, Princess of Wales at a luncheon held for Governors General of Commonwealth countries at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England.  Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs are among the thousands who have visited Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II in state ahead of her funeral on Monday.  The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III.  (Photo by Stefan Rousseau - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 17: Camilla, Queen Consort and Catherine, Princess of Wales at a luncheon held for Governors General of Commonwealth countries at Buckingham Palace on September 17, 2022 in London, England. Foreign dignitaries, heads of state and other VIPs are among the thousands who have visited Westminster Hall to see Queen Elizabeth II in state ahead of her funeral on Monday. The 96-year-old monarch died on September 8, 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Stefan Rousseau – WPA Pool/Getty Queen Camilla and Kate Middleton

In addition to Saturday’s event, King Charles and Queen Camilla will hold another reception at Buckingham Palace on Sunday to welcome heads of state and official foreign guests.

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