Kate Middleton Wears the Queen’s Pearl Necklace to Her Funeral


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Final goodbye. Princess Kate sent a heartfelt message with her jewelry at Queen Elizabeth II‘s funeral.

Kate, 40, wore a pearl-string necklace — a piece from Her Majesty’s royal collection — as she and other members of the royal family paid their respects to the late monarch at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, September 19. The piece was worn by Princess Diana in 1980s. She paired it with dangling earrings, a veil fascinator, and dangling earrings. Kate finished her look by pairing the piece with black pumps and a tailored suit dress.

Prince William‘s wife, who arrived at Monday’s ceremony with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, has been honoring Elizabeth with her accessories throughout the U.K.’S mourning period, which began after the queen died at age 96 on September 8. On Wednesday, September 14, Kate wore the queen’s pearl-leaf brooch as she participated in Her Majesty’s procession to Westminster Hall from Buckingham Palace.

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The sparkler was worn by Elizabeth in 1999. The look was completed by Kate wearing a tailored coat dress and a delicate hat with a netted veil. (The princess wore earrings from the queen as she and other members of the royal family received Elizabeth’s casket at the palace on Tuesday, September 13.)

The queen loaned her jewelry on special occasions throughout her 70-year reign. Kate first wore one of her grandmother-in-law’s tiaras at her April 2011 wedding to William, 40, sporting the sparkling Cartier “Halo” design that held her sheer veil.

At the queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, the Duchess of Cambridge gave a nod to the crown while wearing the sovereign’s Bahrain pearl drop earrings at the Service of Thanksgiving, which Elizabeth did not attend due to discomfort.

The late monarch’s death came more than one year after her husband Prince Philip‘s passing in April 2021. (The couple had four children. King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew Prince Edward.)

Charles, 73 years old, took over the throne following her death. His wife, formerly Camilla, DuchessThe Queen Consort was named to her. Kate was named Princess of Wales, a title that was previously held by Princess Diana. William is now Prince of Wales.

“The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family,” Charles wrote in a statement shared via his Clarence House Twitter account on September 8. “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

Following Monday’s ceremony, a committal service will occur at Windsor Castle. Elizabeth will be buried in a prepared tomb at the King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside Philip.

A national moment of silence will also be observed after Big Ben is struck.