Kate Middleton pays tribute to the Queen with Her Majesty’s rarely seen pearl brooch
Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales and Duchess of Cambridge joined Camilla, Queen Consort, in the procession of the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall.
On Wednesday afternoon, the mother-of-three was seen driving in a black car with her in-laws wearing an all-black ensemble, adhering to royal mourning protocol, which consisted of a black ebony coat dress and a brooch which honored the Queen’s legacy in fashion and her memory as the second longest reigning monarch.
The pearl leaf brooch in question is made up of three pearls sitting inside three leaves. The Queen is believed to have worn the beautiful piece of jewelry during her visit to South Korea in 1999, per HELLO!.
The Princess of Wales also wore a pair of pearl earrings that previously belonged to the late Princess Diana.
The last time the king paired the earrings and brooch was during the Passchendaele commemorations in 2017.
In recent days, several members of the royal family have paid tribute to the queen with their choice of dress.
For example, Camilla accessorized her mourning outfit on Monday September 12 with a diamond thistle brooch – Scotland’s national flower – which honored the place where the Queen spent her last days and was believed to have held it. in high esteem.
The brooch is believed to have previously belonged to the Queen Mother, who was photographed wearing the design in the 1940s.
The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery marked Queen Elizabeth II’s final departure from Buckingham Palace with gunfire ringing out at minute intervals as her coffin made its way to Westminster Hall, where it will lie in the State.
Big Ben also rang at one-minute intervals during the procession, which was attended by King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, Prince Edward, Prince William, Prince Harry and the son of the Princess Anne, Peter Phillips.
Upon her arrival at Westminster Hall, the Queen was placed on a catafalque with her crown, orb and scepter placed on top. This is where she will rest for four days and five nights until her state funeral on Monday at Westminster Abbey.