princess charlottethe Wale’s princess and the duchess of sussex each expressed a sweet tribute to Queen Elizabeth II during his funeral on Monday morning wearing outfits that paid tribute to the late monarch.
Seven-year-old Charlotte wore a hat for the first time, making an adult gesture toward her great-grandmother. She coincided with her mother, Kate Middleton, wearing a long black coat, black tights and black shoes. She also honored the Queen with a small diamond brooch pinned to her coat in the shape of a horseshoe, which is no doubt a tribute to the Queen’s well-known love of horses.
Kensington Palace confirmed that the brooch worn by Princess Charlotte was a gift from her great-grandmother.
Charlotte’s mother Kate Middletonjoined her daughter in honoring her late grandmother-in-law by wearing a four-strand pearl necklace with a diamond clasp that originally belonged to Queen Elizabeth.
They publish a never-before-seen photo of Queen Elizabeth II before the funeral
It is the third time the Princess of Wales has chosen to wear the sentimental piece – she first wore it to the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary in 2017, and again to Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021.
The queen was known to love pearls and could often be seen wearing her trademark three pearl necklaces at many outings and public events. She was even seen wearing them on her last portrait, which was released on the eve of his funeral.
Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, also chose pearls for the solemn occasion on Monday. The pearl earrings she wore were a gift from the Queen in 2018, worn by the Duchess during her first and only joint appearance with her.
Since the queen’s death on September 8, the royal family have been seen paying tribute to their beloved matriarch many times and have often worn small souvenirs and jewelery with their mourning outfits as a gesture of remembrance.
Middleton was seen wearing the queen’s beloved three-strand pearl necklace at a reception for governors-general of Commonwealth nations over the weekend.
Markle has been seen wearing her pearl earrings at various events over the last nine days.
Britain and the world said goodbye to Queen Elizabeth II on Monday during a state funeral for the 96-year-old British monarch that drew not only leaders but ordinary people from around the world.
Elizabeth, who held the throne for 70 years, died on September 8 at her beloved Scottish residence, Balmoral Castle, alongside members of her family. Her son, King Charles III, became head of state of the United Kingdom, Canada and other Commonwealth nations.
An eventful day in London and Windsor began early as the doors to 900-year-old Westminster Hall closed on mourners seeking to see the queen in bed. Since Wednesday, hundreds of thousands have waited for hours in line, even on cold nights, to attend her funeral in an outpouring of grief and collective respect.
After the service, the queen’s family escorted her coffin from the medieval cathedral in a military procession to Windsor Castle as huge crowds watched from the sides of London’s streets.
RCMP members were near the front of the procession which included members of the Canadian armed forces and from across the Commonwealth.
— With files from Aaron D’Andrea of Global News
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