Happy memories of Queen Elizabeth live on.
Kate Middleton paid a touching tribute to her late grandmother-in-law through a special outfit at Monday’s state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 at the age of 96.
The new Princess of Wales brought back the same Alexander McQueen coat dress she wore for June’s Trooping the Colour events during the Platinum Jubilee — wearing a black version of the exact piece she sported in white to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70 years on the throne.
The single-breasted, blazer-style coat dress features a full skirt and two buttons at the waist and is a bespoke piece from the British designer, with the princess having first worn the white version to the G7 Summit in 2021.
While she chose a jaunty blue-and-white hat and sapphire-and-diamond earrings that belonged to Princess Diana for her Jubilee ensemble, the 40-year-old royal went with sentimental pieces from the late monarch for yesterday’s funeral services in London and Windsor.
Wearing a wide-brimmed black hat by Philip Treacy featuring a dramatic veil, Middleton donned pearl-and-diamond pieces that belonged to the Queen — the same jewelry she wrote to Prince Philip’s funeral in 2021.
She chose Queen Elizabeth’s four-strand pearl necklace with a diamond clasp, the Bahrain Pearl earrings featuring pearl and diamond drops and a four-strand pearl bracelet from Her Majesty’s collection.
The Princess of Wales — who brought Prince George, 9, and Princess Charlotte, 7, along to honor their great-grandmother — added black tights and black heels by Gianvito Rossi to complete her look.
Little Charlotte also did her part to honor Queen Elizabeth through her outfit, pinning a diamond horseshoe brooch to her coat that was reportedly a gift from the late sovereign.
The Princess of Wales and her family have canceled their previously planned public engagements — including Prince William’s trip to New York City this week — following Queen Elizabeth II’s death as the royal family remains in a period of official mourning.
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