Earlier this year, Diana’s sons even announced that a statue would be built to honor their mother. It is expected to be completed by the end of this year, in time for the 20th anniversary of her death.
In announcing the status, Prince William and Prince Harry said:
It has been twenty years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognize her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue. Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.
The late princess had many iconic looks throughout her years in the spotlight. While the necklace she wore in honor of her son William wasn’t one of her more famous and widely recognized pieces of jewelry, it was one of her most personal.
As it turns out, Kate has an engraved necklace of her own for that very same reason!
The Mirror reports that Kate owns an engraved pendant that is a subtle nod to her husband’s late mother and also a tribute to her own firstborn son, Prince George. She doesn’t wear it frequently, but when she does, it’s eye-catching.
The necklace is a simple gold chain, with a circular engraved pendant, a smaller engraved pendant, and a little gold figure of a boy.
The necklace, which Merci Maman now calls “the Duchess Necklace,” is available on the boutique’s site for $129 with customization options, if you want to partake in Diana and Kate’s tradition yourself.
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