In the Wednesday procession of the Queen’s body to Westminster Hall, the newly installed Prince and Princess of Wales marched alongside King Charles III and Camilla, Queen Consort.
An ominous Princess Kate, who was dressed in an ebony coat dress and a customary mourning veil made of black netting for the occasion, was a vision of ethereal beauty. The mother of three maintained her composure while dressing in all-black, following the royal mourning customs. Prince William also appeared sharp while wearing military garb.
The Queen’s children Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward, as well as her grandchildren Prince Harry, Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie, Lady Louise Windsor, and Peter Phillips, all attended the somber event. The royal wore her brunette hair down loosely in gently coiled curls and accessorized with a stunning pearl brooch in the shape of a shamrock and some pearl drop earrings.
Three leaves make up the substantial brooch worn by Princess Kate, and each leaf’s outline is made of yellow gold. Each leaf has a large mabe pearl in the center, and the edges are embellished with numerous tiny diamonds.
The brooch was a touching tribute to the late grandmother of her husband, Prince William. The Queen previously wore the uncommon accessory during her 1999 visit to South Korea.
The striking brooch was worn by Princess Kate in 2017 while she was in Belgium to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele, and it has since been kept in her jewelry collection.
Princess Diana, who passed away in 1997, was the previous owner of the “Collingwood Pearl Earrings,” which were given to her as a wedding present.
Princess Diana wore them more than a dozen times, both dressed up and down, according to James Constantinou of Channel 4’s Prestige Pawnbrokers, and Princess Kate has worn them just as frequently to official events.
Large pear-shaped pearls are suspended from an open-worked diamond setting that is preceded by a double diamond drop.
The royal family has a long-standing tradition of dressing in all black during a time of mourning as a sign of respect for the deceased.
From now until “royal mourning” is over, which is seven days after the Queen’s funeral, the British royal family will likely don black clothing.
It is up to the bereaved how long they choose to continue wearing black, a tradition that is thought to have been started by Queen Victoria. The style rule is only in place during the period of mourning.
The former monarch wore nothing but black for the final 40 years of her life after the passing of her husband, Prince Albert.
Princess Anne and King Charles are believed to have been by her bedside when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away “peacefully” at Balmoral at the age of 96. Since then, the former has traveled in a car with the monarch’s coffin to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and has accompanied her on her flights to London.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away, and from September 14 to September 19, her coffin will lie in state at the Palace of Westminster so that people can pay their respects. Thousands of people are expected to visit the late monarch’s final resting place as the closed coffin is displayed in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster.