Queen’s Funeral Guest Outfit Details: How The Royal Family Paid Tribute To The Queen Through Accessories – ELLE

Today, the nation pays its final respects to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away 11 days ago, after a monumental 70 year reign.

As mourners – royal and political alike – attend the State Funeral at Westminster Abbey on the morning of September 19, they must adhere to a very particular dress code: all-black, to-the-knee dresses or coats, black hats and optional veils for women, and formal morning coats for men, other than those designated to wear their military uniform.

But although the dress code is strict, it allows for a certain degree of personalisation and many of the State Funeral’s guests have chosen to honour the late monarch in the details of their outfits.

what the royal family will wear to the queen's funeral

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Kate Middleton, the newly titled Princess of Wales, for example, wore a four row Japanese pearl choker with diamond clasp and earrings belonging to her late grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Princess first wore the necklace in 2017 when Her Majesty loaned the jewellery piece, that was previously worn by the late Princess Diana, to her to attend the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary celebration.

Additionally, the Bahrain pearl drop earrings were part of the Queen’s royal collection.

what the royal family will wear to the queen's funeral

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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, dressed in a black cape-style dress and wide brim hat and finished her outfit with a powerful tribute to the former Monarch. Markle chose once again to wear the pair of pearl earrings gifted to her by Queen Elizabeth in 2018 and worn to the procession of her coffin last week.

The pearl earrings hold meaning as Markle first wore them publicly to a solo meeting with the Queen and are also symbolic of the traditional jewellery worn to funerals by the Royal Family.

what the royal family will wear to the queen's funeral


Camilla, Queen Consort chose to accessorise her black ensemble with Queen Victoria’s striking Hesse Diamond Jubilee brooch that she’s previously worn on multiple occasions. The heart-shaped brooch features two sapphire pendants and the number ’60’ in Slavonic characters.

what the royal family will wear to the queen's funeral

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A number of formal public events have already taken place during the mourning period that followed the Queen’s death.

On Wednesday, September 14, for the procession of the Lying-in-State, which bore the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall, King Charles III wore a full day ceremonial uniform with the rank of Field Marshal, carried a Field Marshal baton and to his lapel were pinned the Order of Merit and the Order of the Garter Sash and Star. He is dressed in the same regalia today for his mother’s State Funeral.

what the royal family will wear to the queen's funeral


As the Queen’s coffin was transported on the George Gun Carriage – which once carried King George VI’s coffin from Sandringham Church to Wolferton Station in February 1952 – Prince Harry and Prince Andrew were dressed in formal morning suits, with Prince William of Wales is in his Royal Air Force No. 1 uniform.

london, england september 19 king charles iii and anne, princess royal arrive at westminster abbey for the state funeral of queen elizabeth ii on september 19, 2022 in london, england elizabeth alexandra mary windsor was born in bruton street, mayfair, london on 21 april 1926 she married prince philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the united kingdom and commonwealth on 6 february 1952 after the death of her father, king george vi queen elizabeth ii died at balmoral castle in scotland on september 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, king charles iii photo by chris jacksongetty images

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During the service at Westminster Hall, the Princess of Wales wore a diamond and pearl leaf-shaped brooch that had been a long-loan or gift from the Queen. The Duchess of Sussex also honoured the Queen with her choice of jewellery, opting for a pair of diamond and pearl earrings that the Queen had given to her in 2018 ahead of a public engagement that the two of them had attended together that year.

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