Kate Middleton’s necklace is a discreet nod to Prince George, Charlotte and Louis that you might have missed - FYI we've found the exact one for you too

The Princess of Wales has a special way of keeping her three children close

Kate Middleton and Prince William on the sofa at Windsor Castle
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Kate Middleton made a discreet nod to her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis by wearing a sweet necklace - and whether you noticed it or not we've found some lovely dupes.

Many children have now gone back to school this month and the royal kids are no different - and Kate has chosen a special way to keep her kids close by when she's working.

The Princess of Wales was spotted wearing a handcrafted bespoke gold three star necklace by Daniella Draper bearing three stars - one for each of her children Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight and Prince Louis, five.

 And her lovely but subtle tribute was seen on a recent podcast video.

The Prince and Princess of Wales joined Princess Anne to star on Mike Tindall, James Heskell and Alex Payne's The Good, The Bad and The Rugby podcast in which she opened up on her 'crazy' hobby she does in the 'dark' while William revealed he is teaching George, Charlotte and Louis to be 'losers'.

Kate Middleton wearing Daniella Draper three star gold necklace during podcast

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The necklace retails at £510 and is available to buy online at Danielladraper.com.

On the website it says the necklace "can be worn alone or layered with other DD necklaces. Made using 100% recycled solid 9ct yellow gold.

"According to some of humanity’s oldest beliefs, the five points of the star symbolise the five elements all needed for creation; earth, air, fire, water & spirit.

"The star charm represents goals, ambition, and the idea that anything is possible. If you look to the stars & dare to reach, your dreams just may come true."

But in Kate's case, the three stars could represent each of her children, as she has previously chosen to honour her children through jewellery too. 

Back in 2014, she was pictured shopping wearing the statement Merci Maman The Duchess necklace piece (rrp £139.99) just days after Prince George's christening. And in 2020 she stepped out with a different special necklace bearing just her three children's initials G, L and C.

Kate Middleton in Battersea Park wearing necklace with G L C initials

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And if you'd like to steal Kate's style without breaking the bank, we've found a few cheaper alternative three-star necklaces:

Kate Middleton three star gold necklace dupes

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So if you're looking for that extra special gift for the mum in your life it would make a great stocking filler.

Alternatively, why not have a go at making your own personalised jewellery if you're looking for easy crafts for kids, or check out these best gifts for new mums.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)