A sartorial tribute. Meghan Markle honored the late Queen Elizabeth II with her jewelry choices while attending the royal family’s Westminster Hall service.
The 41-year-old Duchess of Sussex arrived at the London cathedral alongside Sophie, Countess Of Wessex. She joined Sophie, 57 as they pulled up to Westminster Hall. Queen Consort CamillaAnd Princess Kate to greet the late queen’s casket. The Suits alum, who married the queen’s grandson Prince Harry in May 2018, even curtsied to Her Majesty’s coffin as it was carried in by members of the British troops.
Meghan paired a black gown with a matching fascinator to make it more serious. The California native wore her hair in a sleek bun with her hat — and its attached veil — on top. Meghan’s look was completed with a pair of subtle pearl earrings that had previously been gifted from the queen. (Us Weekly In October 2018, it was confirmed that Meghan had been gifted the pair of pearl drop earrings and a pair of diamond earrings by the late regent. This was before Meghan’s first public appearance.
While the four women arrived via car on Wednesday, their respective spouses — King Charles III, Prince EdwardHarry and Prince William — marched on foot from Buckingham Palace to the chapel, behind the queen’s casket. For the one-mile somber walk, the Prince of Wales, aged 40, walked side by side with the Duke of Sussex (37). Princess AnneAnd Prince AndrewThe processional was also attended by others.
After everyone had arrived in Westminster Hall, the Archbishop de CanterburyIn a 20-minute ceremony, Meghan was with Harry. After the service was over, the couple left hand-in-hand.
Meghan — who shares son Archie, 3, and daughter Lilibet, 15 months, with Harry — had traveled to England earlier this month for a series of public engagements with her husband. After the queen’s death, the pair remained abroad during the country’s mourning period.
Buckingham Palace announced that Her Majesty died at the age 96 on Thursday, September 8.
“In celebrating the life of my grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen — and in mourning her loss — we are all reminded of the guiding compass she was to so many in her commitment to service and duty. She was globally admired and respected,” the BetterUp CIO wrote in a Monday, September 12, statement. “Her unwavering grace and dignity remained true throughout her life and now her everlasting legacy.”
Harry continued at the time: “Granny, while this final parting brings us great sadness, I am forever grateful for all of our first meetings — from my earliest childhood memories with you, to meeting you for the first time as my commander in chief, to the first moment you met my darling wife and hugged your beloved great-grandchildren. These moments with you are special to me, as well as many others. We already miss you deeply, not only in our lives, but all over the globe. And as it comes to first meetings, we now honor my father in his new role as King Charles III.”