Royal Jewels

What do Mary Berry and Kate Middleton have in common?

Both the stylish Duchess of Cambridge and master baker Mary Berry stepped out wearing the same high street statement necklace last week.

The dazzling jewel caught our eye when Kate wore it to the premiere of new biopic Mandela last Thursday. At first glance you might mistake it for a string of precious stones accessorising her Roland Mouret cream gown but no, not one to shy away from a bargain, it was just £19.99 from high-street favourite Zara.


ELLE Accessories Editor, Donna Wallace revealed, ‘Zara is not necessarily known as somewhere to go for great jewellery, but whilst the collection is not as comprehensive their footwear, Zara has been producing some great pieces over recent seasons. With this double success over the weekend, the secret is finally out’.

Mary’s a huge fan of the high-street store too – remember when she wore that floral bomber jacket in series four of The Great British Bake Off? It flew off the shelves and was selling for more than six times the ticket price on eBay.

As expected, this party-appropriate necklace was an instant sell-out too, once again proving the power of Queen-to-be Kate’s, and queen of baking Mary’s, sartorial choices.

See Kate’s style file here…

The ELLE Bake Off…

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