How Kate Middleton Just Honored Her Three Kids

Kate Middleton took to social media on June 18 to share a new initiative with the world. The Duchess of Cambridge has launched the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. According to its official website, the foundation aims "to drive awareness of, and action on, the extraordinary impact of the early years, changing what we think and do on early childhood, in order to transform society for generations to come. We will research, campaign and collaborate to achieve this mission." Kate stressed the importance of working with young children when it comes to mental health. The slogan for the new foundation is "big change starts small."

Kate shared the pre-recorded video in which she announced her new project — one that has been "10 years in the making." The duchess wore a white, scoop neck blouse, that featured short sleeves, and her signature brunette hair was blown out long, with bouncy curls at its ends.  What many people didn't pay much attention to was the piece of jewelry hanging from Kate's neck. Turns out, her gold necklace actually has a very special meaning. Keep reading to find out more about Kate's custom necklace — and how it relates to her kids.

Kate Middleton's necklace was custom made

Kate Middleton's simple necklace featured a gold chain and a flat, round pendant that looked to be about the size of a quarter. According to Us Weekly, Kate was wearing the Gold Midnight Moon necklace from Daniella Draper. The necklace was personalized for the Duchess of Cambridge, as it features the initials of her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis. If you look closely, you can make out a "G," "C," and an "L." There are also three small diamonds on the pendant, which retails for around $1,500, according to Daniella Draper's website.

According to the website, the Gold Midnight Moon necklace is special for a few different reasons. Not only is it crafted using 100% recycled gold, but it is also hand-engraved. In addition, "the moon is a universal symbol of 'our inner world,' hidden emotions, desires & dreams. It represents our feelings & unconscious beliefs, offering us the ability to feel, learn from the past & creatively unlock our essence. The cycle of the moon is a subtle way to remind us that all things on the Earth have a natural cycle," the description on the website reads. How sweet!