Imelda Staunton wears pearls at The Crown season 5 premiere

The British actor paid homage to the late Queen Elizabeth II at the premiere of The Crown's fifth season with diamond-set pearls by Tasaki

9 November 2022

By Joshua Hendren

Imelda Staunton paid a subtle tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the world premiere of the fifth season of The Crown in a suite of the late monarch’s most admired gemstone, pearls.

The Oscar-nominated and five-time Laurence Olivier Award-crowned British actor, who portrays the Queen in the new series, stepped onto the red carpet at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in a bespoke Huntsman suit, which she elevated with pearl earrings and a matching ring by Tasaki.

Imelda Staunton attends The Crown season 5 world premiere at Theatre Royal Drury Lane on November in London (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Plucked from the London jeweller’s Balance collection, the shimmering white gold set is festooned with three Akoya Pearls and framed in diamonds.

Imelda’s stylist commented that he “put the look together as a nod to her role in the TV show and that is why we opted for the pearls and British tailoring”.

The Queen was rarely photographed without her beloved pearl necklace. The milky strands, gifted to her as a young girl by her father, George VI, would become part of her signature look, worn on her wedding day to Prince Philip and other royal occasions throughout her reign.

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