British royal figure, Kate Middleton paid a moving tribute to attacked victims of Manchester.
Kate Middleton and her husband Prince William were in town today to dedicate a memorial to the victims of the 2017 terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert.
Available reports show that the tragic bombing killed 22 people, including six children. The new memorial, known as the Glade of Light, was officially dedicated at a service attended by the Cambridges.
Kate wore a pair of gold hoop earrings with special meaning from London-based Vanleles Diamonds for the occasion, sporting the brand’s small hoops ($1,478) with dangling honeycomb and bee charms, paying homage to Manchester’s symbol.
The earrings are made of yellow gold, enamel, diamonds, and sapphires. They were a bespoke commission for Middleton, according to designer Vania Dörffer.
Bees were frequently used as a symbol of solidarity in the days following the Manchester Arena attack, with many people posting graphics on social media or wearing bee-themed clothing.
Grande also expressed her support by getting a bee tattoo behind her ear after taking a two-week break from her tour and returning to Manchester for a star-studded benefit concert that raised $13 million for the victims and survivors.
On Tuesday, Middleton wore a pink rubber wristband with stars and the words “We Choose Love” to show her support for the city.
For the rest of her ensemble, the duchess chose a Michael Kors coat dress and a Polène ($420) purse in a coordinating shade of blue for today’s dedication.
She completed the look with Rupert Sanderson suede heels and an Astley Clarke Lapis pendant necklace ($205).
At the service, Prince William made moving remarks about his mother, Princess Diana and shared his own grief over her death.
“As someone who lives with his own grief, I also know that what often matters most to the bereaved is that those we have lost are not forgotten,” Prince William said.
“There is comfort in remembering. In acknowledging that, while taken horribly soon, they lived. They changed our lives. They were loved, and they are loved.”