The £5 alternative to the Duchess of Cambridge's gold leaf earrings

Maisie Bovingdon
Shopping writer
Kate Middleton wears Catherine Zoraida Gold Fern Drop earrings on her UK tour, but we have found a more affordable version. (Getty images)

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The Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise visit to The Ark Open Farm in Northern Ireland yesterday.

The 38-year-old royal dressed down for the occasion, wearing a Barbour jacket, John Lewis jumper and Penelope Chilvers boots.

But it was the mum-of-three’s gold leaf earrings that proved to be a hit with social media users.

Duchess Catherine visited The Ark Open Farm in Northern Ireland yesterday wearing the Catherine Zoraida earrings. (Getty images)

Buy it: Gold Fern Drop Earrings | £165 from Catherine Zoraida

One fan tweeted: “Stunning earrings”, while another gushed: “beautiful.”

Duchess Catherine’s highly coveted earrings are from British-based boutique label Catherine Zoraida, a brand loved by celebrities including American supermodel Gigi Hadid and actor Emma Watson.

The Gold Fern Drop Earrings are made from 18ct gold-plated silver, and cost £165.

However, at £165 they’re likely out of the price range of most.

Fortunately, M&S is selling a similar pair of earrings, which are very similar to Duchess Catherine’s.

The longstanding high street retailer has created a pair of drop down leaf earrings, which also have fish hook fasteners similar to Kate’s earrings.

Buy it: Gold Leaf Earrings | £5 from M&S

The M&S design, which is from their Skin Kind range, is made from mixed materials so they are ideal for people with sensitive skin looking for hypoallergenic jewellery.

The best part of the purchase is the price tag.

The M&S leaf earrings will only set you back £5, which is a fraction of Kate’s purchase.

Later in the day Kate visited the Social Bite cafe in Scotland. (Getty images)

The royal changed for a visit to the Social Bite cafe in Aberdeen, Scotland, she swapped her Barbour jacket for an ice blue tailored coat.

The visit was part of the Duchess’ UK tour to promote her current early years survey, titled Five Big Questions.

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