Kate Middleton Wears a Special Necklace to Keep Her Kids Close to Her Heart When She's Traveling

Kate Middleton wears a custom Daniella Draper charm necklace engraved with her kids' initials to keep them close when traveling. Shop similar necklaces here.

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  • Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton (opens in new tab), stepped out for an appearance at the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Cardiff, Wales wearing a personalized charm necklace.
  • The necklace, from luxury designer Daniella Draper (opens in new tab), is made of 9-carat recycled gold and engraved with Kate's kids' initials.
  • While Kate's exact necklace is pricey at £1,020, we've pulled together some more affordable alternatives, if you want to steal the style for less.

Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) keeps her kids close to her heart when she's traveling with a very special accessory.

Earlier this week, the Duchess of Cambridge (opens in new tab) stepped out for an appearance at the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre in Cardiff, Wales wearing a personalized, 9-carat recycled gold charm necklace.

Kate's pendant comes courtesy of luxury designer Daniella Draper and retails for £1,020 (or about $1,334, for those of us paying for goods in US dollars). The necklace is the designer's Gold Midnight Moon necklace and Kate had hers engraved with the initials of her three children—Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis (opens in new tab).

"The moon is universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolise immortality, eternity and enlightenment," the Daniella Draper website says of the popular charm.

You can shop Kate's necklace below:

Or, if you don't have $1,300+ to drop on a charm necklace, here are some more affordable options that give you the same vibe as Kate's accessory at a more manageable price.

Actual Handwriting Necklace on Etsy (opens in new tab), $42+

Zoe Chicco (opens in new tab) 14k Personalized Initial Engraved Disc Pendant Necklace, $350

Zales (opens in new tab) Engravable 22.0mm Disc Pendant, $146

Eve's Addiction (opens in new tab) Engravable 14K Gold Round Charm Necklace, $271

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