KATE MIDDLETON and Sophie, Countess of Wessex are known to be close friends. So close in fact, that they even share similar tastes in fashion. Both Kate Middleton and Sophie Wessex love accessorising with elegant jewellery. It turns out they both own the same bracelet from the heritage British brand Halcyon Days, which has a long history with the Royal Family, according to a jewellery expert. Kate and Sophie have both been pictured wearing the company’s ‘Maya’ bangles, which come in a variety of colours and styles.
The Duchess owns the aquamarine version, while Sophie has been spotted wearing the pearl bracelet. One royal fan spotted the pair’s twinning accessories on Twitter and even speculated as to whether Sophie had gifted the bangle to Kate. However, others have wondered whether the Caribbean-inspired piece was given to her by her husband Prince William, in honour of their shared love of the island of Mustique.
Claire Adler, the founder of Claire Adler Luxury PR, spoke exclusively about the bracelets. She said: “These two sisters-in-law have stepped up and been more visible than ever as hardworking loyal royals since the pandemic began. “They have been spotted wearing matching bracelets, the Maya bangle from the British brand Halcyon Days.
“The iconic bangle comes in a variety of colours – Kate was seen wearing the aquamarine variation and Sophie the pearl version. “The bracelet consists of 18-carat gold plating twisted metal with pearls. “It is a stylish piece of jewellery with a hint of art deco. “Halcyon Days has a significant history with the Royal Family: it is one of 14 businesses to hold the three royal warrants.
“It supplies goods to the households of the Queen, the Prince of Wales, and formerly to the late Duke of Edinburgh. “It is the only supplier of Objets d’Art to the Royal Family. “It is significant in the present as well as in the past. “The late Princess of Wales commissioned custom-made boxes from Halcyon Days as a gift to give hosts and team members during official overseas trips.”
The description for the aquamarine piece reads: “Our new Maya torque bangle has the blues. “Dive into the Caribbean with this latest blue and bejewelled twist on our classic design.” Halcyon Days is a very special company to the Royal Family and is one of only fourteen businesses in the world to hold all three royal warrants.
Prince William and Prince Harry chose to feature some of Diana’s custom-made boxes from Halcyon Days in a display to commemorate their mother’s life at Buckingham Palace in 2017. Clearly, the brand holds very special significance to the Royal Family, and no doubt Kate and Sophie love wearing their own pieces from its jewellery collection which was launched in 2010. The Maya bangles cost £115 and are also available in emerald green, red, cobalt and turquoise to name a few.