Kate Middleton's new shiny gold necklace had a very special meaning

Even when she's working, Kate Middleton's children aren't very far from her mind! 

The Duchess of Cambridge stepped out on Wednesday in Cardiff, Wales, to promote her latest initiative in support of early childhood development, 5 Big Questions. The 38-year-old was one fashionable mom in a Zara leopard print skirt and camel coat combo during her visit to a baby sensory class at Ely and Careau Children’s Centre — but it was her sparkly gold necklace that caught our eye.

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Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gestures as she leaves the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England . The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (R) reacts as she leaves after visiting HMP Send in Woking, south west of London on January 22, 2020. (Photo by Ben STANSALL / AFP) (Photo by BEN STANSALL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge receives a posy of flowers from four year-old Erin (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge meets mothers and children during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mothers and their children during a visit to Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA POOL/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with children during a visit to Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA POOL/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mother Estell Courlenr (L) and her daughter India Courlen Mayvow (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England . The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with children during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
WOKING, ENGLAND - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits HMP Send on January 22, 2020 in Woking, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge walks out of 'Cath's Cottage' during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / POOL / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks with parents during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of the Duchess of Cambridge's 24-hour tour of the country to launch the Five Big Questions survey. (Photo by Geoff Caddick - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge chats with mother Estell Courlenr (L) and her daughter India Courlen Mayvow (R) during her visit to the Ely & Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, south Wales on January 22, 2020 as she launches a UK wide survey to help improve early childhood. (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK / various sources / AFP) (Photo by GEOFF CADDICK/AFP via Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge is greeted by Mrs Morfudd Ann Meredith, Lord-Lieutenant of South Glamorgan as she arrives at Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - JANUARY 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs the Ely and Careau Children’s Centre on January 22, 2020 in Cardiff, Wales. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits MiniBrum, an interactive, child-sized world at Thinktank at Birmingham Science Museum on January 22, 2020 in Birmingham, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits MiniBrum, an interactive, child-sized world at Thinktank at Birmingham Science Museum on January 22, 2020 in Birmingham, England. The visit is part of HRH's 24-hour tour of the country to launch '5 big questions on the under 5s'. (Photo by Eddie Keogh-WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with a child during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts as receives a posy of flowers during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge talks with a child during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge reacts as she plays with children during her visit to MiniBrum, at Thinktank in the Birmingham Science Museum, in Birmingham, central England on January 21, 2020. - MiniBrum is an interactive, child-sized world, created in collaboration with schools, families and community groups. MiniBrum has different play zones including a home area where children can build their own dens, a burrow where children can find hidden animals, a race track inspired by Birmingham's upcoming Commonwealth Games, a construction zone with a climbing tower and a slide, a Post Office, and a salon. (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH / POOL / AFP) (Photo by EDDIE KEOGH/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)
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While the royal normally opts for more subdued and daintier pieces of jewelry, the mother of three spiced things up for this week's engagement with a personalized necklace from jewelry designer Daniella Draper.

The Gold Midnight Moon Necklace, which reportedly retails for £1,070, was engraved with the letters G, C and L in honor of Kate's three children. The inscription was also surrounded by stars. 

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"The moon is universally representing the rhythm of time as it embodies the cycle. The phases of the moon symbolise immortality, eternity and enlightenment," Draper explains on her website.

The duchess' latest initiative aims to generate conversation on early childhood nationwide to bring about "positive, lasting change for generations to come." 

"I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most," Kate explained.

"I’m here today to help launch a survey to hear society’s views about raising the next generation. Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years so that is why I want to listen to them." 

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