Plus, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Princess Charlotte paid quiet homage to Queen Elizabeth II.
The late Queen Elizabeth II knew the facility of vogue. All through her 70-year reign, she used garments, colors, hats and jewels to conduct tender diplomacy and developed a trendy language of covert symbols. So it was solely becoming that as we speak, because the world paid its last respects on the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey and committal service at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Citadel, the Royal Household—from Meghan Markle to Kate Middleton—continued the late monarch’s trendy legacy.
For sure, black was the color of selection for the 2000+ royals, politicians and dignitaries that attended, however the sea of monochromatic ensembles appeared much more hanging than regular. It’s a widely known indisputable fact that the British Royal Household should adhere to a stringent gown code. Whereas most guidelines deal with acceptable necklines and hem lengths, there may be one which states members of the monarchy can solely put on black for mourning functions. Meghan has famously damaged this rule on a number of events, however you’ll be able to in all probability rely on one hand what number of occasions you’ve seen Kate or Camilla in a darkish gown—and Charlotte even fewer. So to see everybody so sombrely attired on the Queen’s funeral was particularly compelling.
To pay tribute to the lady who was a lot greater than a monarch—a mother-in-law, grandmother-in-law and great-grandmother—the females of the household accessorized their sombre apparel with significant jewelry. Meghan Markle wore a pair of earrings her Majesty gifted her in 2018. Kate Middleton, the newly titled Princess of Wales, wore a pearl-and-diamond choker and earrings that after belonged to the late monarch. And Princess Charlotte wore her first-ever brooch, one of many Queen’s trademark equipment.
See for your self beneath, as we’ve damaged down all of the hidden symbolism within the royal jewels.
Henry Davidson has been the senior editor at Wahu Times since 2018. A two-decade veteran of journalism, Henry’s work has appeared in the NPR, Examiner, The Sun and numerous other publications. He is a member of the United Media Guild.