Both the Princess of Wales and the Duchess of Sussex paid a subtle tribute to Queen Elizabeth II by wearing earrings donated to them by the late monarch at her state funeral.
Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey Monday morning (September 19) in a car with her two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and Queen Consort Camilla.
Meanwhile, Meghan traveled with the Duke of Sussex to join the 2,000-strong congregation to celebrate the life of the late Queen, who reigned for 70 years.
The Princess of Wales wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop earrings, which came from the Queen’s personal jewelry collection, along with a statement necklace that also belonged to her late mother-in-law.
The Japanese four-row pearl choker was first loaned to Kate by the late monarch in 2017. Kate also wore the earrings and necklace she wore to the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral in 2021.
The Bahrain Pearl Drop earrings were first gifted to Queen Elizabeth II when she married Prince Philip in 1947, as part of a cache of seven pearls from Bahrain’s Hakim.
Meghan also wore a pair of earrings that she received as a gift from the Queen after her wedding to Prince Harry.
The Duchess is often seen wearing the precious earrings – she was spotted in them last week during the ceremonial procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall for the Queen’s berth.
At the funeral, Kate wore a black fitted jacket and wide-brimmed hat with a net veil, also known as a “mourning veil.”
Meghan also wore a large black hat with a wide brim, but did not wear the traditional black veil that other women in the royal family wore.
Elsewhere, Camilla, Queen Consort, also chose a special piece of jewelry to wear at the Queen’s state funeral.
Camilla wore Queen Victoria’s Hessian Diamond Jubilee brooch on her left shoulder. The heart-shaped brooch has three sapphires and was gifted to Queen Victoria from her grandchildren.
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