Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle step out in matching earrings

Kate Middleton has always been a fan of affordable jewels

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle
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Both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have stepped out in classic drop earrings in recent weeks and, as well as both pairs of jewels being absolutely stunning, their price tags have also been pretty thrifty. 

While the royal family are the proud owners of a huge collection of dazzling jewels, each with its own long and unique history, both Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle have recently been sporting more modern, and thrifty, earrings. 

Attending the Ripple of Hope awards last week, Meghan Markle accessorised her white, off the shoulder, bespoke Louis Vuitton gown with a pair of stunning dangle earrings, costing £130 from Caroline Herrera. Meanwhile, Kate opted for a similar pair of dangly earrings when attending the the annual christmas concert at Westminster Abbey, 15th December. Kate's earrings cost just £14 and are available from Accessorize London. 

Meghan Markle

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Both royals opted for different jewel tones to tie in with their retrospective looks. Meghan went for an opulent gold and translucent pair which complemented her white dress, while Kate wore berry coloured stones to match her fitted burgundy coat from Eponine London. 

While dangled earrings come in many forms, both women chose a sleek, singular chain of stones to give a delicate yet striking effect.

Kate Middleton

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The dangle earring has seen a resurgence in popularity this year. A whole host of A-List celebrities have been seen sporting the style on the red carpet, from Jenna Coleman to Hailey Bieber. According to the British brand Oliver Cabell, dangle earrings are perfect for when ‘you just need a good enough amount of flamboyance to catch everybody’s eyes.’

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is a news writer for Goodtoknow, specialising in family content. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.