It’s her first official royal engagement of the year. Princess Catherine was at the National Portrait Gallery tonight for the Portrait Gala. And she spoke too. We don’t hear from Kate very often so when she does talk I guess it’s news. Apparently she stumbled slightly at the end of her remarks and put her hand to her chest, perhaps to make sure that necklace is securely fastened.

The necklace belongs to Her Majesty the Queen. It was given to the Queen when she was still a princess by a former king of an Indian state, Nizam Hyderabad.

Basically the necklace is such a big deal that no one cares what she’s wearing, which is a recycled Jenny Packham anyway. Good choice though to show off that piece. I mean a plain black dress with an open neck is all you really need with all that money hanging off your body.