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Duchess with a pearl earring enjoys visit to art museum

By Tony Jones

Life imitated art when the Duchess of Cambridge wore a pair of pearl earrings to see a famous Dutch old master painting - showing a young woman wearing the same jewellery.

During a tour of an art museum, Kate, who was dressed in a Catherine Walker suit, mirrored the well-known artwork by 17th century artist Vermeer, which depicts a young woman with a distinctive earring, made from a large pearl.

The royal trip to the Netherlands was the Duchess' first official solo overseas visit.

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