Kate Middleton wears Princess Diana’s earrings – but gives them a makeover by removing diamonds first.

KATE Middleton paid a sweet tribute to Princess Diana by wearing her earrings to her engagement today – but she gave them a little make-under first.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing the sapphire drop earrings as she joined Prince William at the launch of the National Emergencies Trust.

 Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana's earrings to the the launch of the National Emergencies Trust

Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana's earrings to the the launch of the National Emergencies Trust Credit: Getty - Contributor

 But eagle-eyed royal watchers may spot that Kate's were less blinged-up than her late mother-in-law's

But eagle-eyed royal watchers may spot that Kate's were less blinged-up than her late mother-in-law'sCredit: Tim Graham - Getty

But eagle-eyed royal fans may notice that the teardrop sparklers look a little different to when her late mother-in-law wore them.

Kate, 37, has actually removed diamonds from a pair of Princess Diana's stunning sapphire earrings.

Although she has kept the design of Diana's engagement ring the same, the Duchess altered the clasp detail of her late mother-in-law's stunning sapphire earrings.

The precious earrings were a favourite of Princess Diana's as they perfectly matched her engagement ring.

 Kate has actually removed some of the diamonds from the sapphire danglers

Kate has actually removed some of the diamonds from the sapphire danglersCredit: Rex Features

 When Di owned them owned them, they had a stud fastening which featuring its own circular sapphire diamond detail

When Di owned them owned them, they had a stud fastening which featuring its own circular sapphire diamond detailCredit: Getty - Contributor

When the late Princess owned them, the dangly earrings had a stud fastening which featuring its own circular sapphire diamond detail.

However, Kate has removed the stud fastening and diamonds, opting to wear the jewels as delicate teardrop earrings.

In a special "letter of wishes" included in her will, Princess Diana wrote: "I would like to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion."

 Kate stepped out in a bespoke Emilia Wickstead dress for the engagement today

Kate stepped out in a bespoke Emilia Wickstead dress for the engagement todayCredit: Getty Images - Getty

 Kate finished her chic ensemble with a pair of Gianvito Rossi patent leather pumps, coming in at an eye-watering £510

Kate finished her chic ensemble with a pair of Gianvito Rossi patent leather pumps, coming in at an eye-watering £510Credit: Gianvito Rossi

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Kate paired the sentimental earrings with a royal blue dress from one of her favourite designers, Emilia Wickstead.

The price of the dress is unknown as it is a bespoke piece – aptly named the “Kate” dress.

She could be seen carrying an elegant crocodile-effect envelope clutch by Aspinal x Beulah that she was previously spotted with in February 2018.

Kate finished her chic ensemble with a pair of Gianvito Rossi patent leather pumps, coming in at an eye-watering £510.

 She could be seen carrying an elegant crocodile-effect envelope clutch by Aspinal x Beulah

She could be seen carrying an elegant crocodile-effect envelope clutch by Aspinal x BeulahCredit: Getty - Contributor

 Kate joined Prince William to raise awareness for the work done by emergency services

Kate joined Prince William to raise awareness for the work done by emergency servicesCredit: Reuters

Kate joined Prince William as he praised how Brits "pulled together" in the face of disaster as he and Kate Middleton met with survivors of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also spoke to people caught up in the horrific Westminster Bridge terror attack as they raise awareness for the work done by emergency services.

The royal couple were today attending the launch of the National Emergencies Trust at St-Martin-in-the-Fields, London, this morning.

 The Duke of Cambridge praised how Brits "pulled together" in the face of disaster

The Duke of Cambridge praised how Brits "pulled together" in the face of disasterCredit: PA:Press Association

The trust was set up in the wake of a string of tragedies, including the five killed in the Westminster Bridge attack in March 2017 and the 72 lives lost in the Grenfell blaze just three months later.

In other royal news, Charlotte Church says the Queen has no idea who she was, despite them meeting seven times previously.

And we told you Meghan and Harry share cryptic quote about ‘not letting fear stop you’ after admitting ‘struggles’ with royal life.

We also revealed the Queen wanted the royal children to be ‘seated in a different room’ for Christmas lunch, claims royal biographer.

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