The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, recently wore a stunning pair of Simone Rocha faux-pearl earrings during a call to nurses in the UK, while the US Vice-President sported a beautiful custom-made Wilfredo Rosado pearl necklace at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
According to Vogue, the pair are both tapping into the rising trend of “power pearls”.
Ms Harris made history as she became the first female, first Black and first South Asian Vice-President of the US.
The new Vice-President has worn pearls for almost all of her public appearances since she was announced as Mr Biden’s running mate.
It has been reported that while studying political science and economics at Howard University, Ms Harris joined the first black Greek-lettered sorority – the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority (AKA).
Founding members and incorporators of the sorority are known as the “Twenty Pearls” which may explain the origin of her love.
Each AKA member is said to receive an ivy-shaped badge decorated with 20 pearls.
In Ms Harris’ 1986 graduation photo, she wore a strand of pearls.
The Vice-President has continued to wear the signature throughout her career.
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The earrings were accompanied by a black blazer and relaxed white shirt.
Kate has been a patron of the Nursing Now campaign since 2018.
During her call, the Duchess praised the nurses at University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Kate hailed the efforts of critical care nurse Vasu Lingappa for going the “extra mile”.
It came after Mr Lingappa sang a Bon Jovi song to a man in hospital with COVID-19 – a request from the patient’s wife as she could not be at the hospital.
Kate said: “You hear time and time again about the amazing things nurses up and down the country are doing – going that extra mile.
“It’s the things that are not part of the training and the things that you’re taught, but the things that come from your heart.
“I think that’s what matters so much now: these acts of kindness to the patients you’re looking after.
“Family members aren’t able to be there, but you’re going that extra mile and being there.”