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Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle's Funeral Outfits Paid Tribute To Queen Elizabeth

The Princess and the Duchess in unison.

By Diandra Malivindi
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle's funeral outfits both paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth, as the sisters-in-law reunited for the state funeral.
When arriving at the funeral, both Kate and Meghan could be seen wearing black hats, both tilted to their right-hand side but Kate's included an additional netting feature. The Princess of Wales walked into the service wearing a double-breasted blazer, matching tights and sleek black pumps, along with her two children, nine-year-old Prince George and seven-year-old Princess Charlotte.
In addition to her ensemble, Kate could be seen wearing a Japanese Pearl Choker necklace, a favourite of the late monarch. The one-of-a-kind necklace is a three-tiered pearl chain with a central diamond clasp, and was loaned to Kate by the Queen on a number of occasions.
As for Meghan, she was not visibly wearing a brooch of any kind, and kept her look minimal with a mid-length black dress with a built-in cape, paired with black tights and matching pumps. Some believe that the addition of the cape was an homage to the late Queen, as the late monarch used to don them during formal events and photographs.
Another fashion choice that Kate and Meghan had in common was their choice to wear pearls to the funeral. Both Kate and Meghan could be seen sporting a set of pearl earrings, which is a gem that is traditionally worn in the royal family during times of mourning.
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The Princess had previously paid tribute to the Queen through their fashion choices over the past 10 days.
On September 14, Kate and Meghan attended Westminster Hall where the Queen's remains laid in state, with Kate wearing the Monarch's diamond leaf brooch which included a trio of pearls. That same brooch was last worn by Queen Elizabeth when celebrating her 73rd birthday in 1999.
As for the rest of the Queen's beloved jewels, she is thought to have some 300 pieces of personal jewellery—six tiaras, 98 brooches, 46 necklaces and 37 bracelets—which she preserved, loaned and wore herself over her seven decade rule.
But in the wake of her passing, this extensive collection will be passed onto members of the royal family, including her four children and their spouses. It's also understood that the Princess of Wales will inherit some of the archival pieces.
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