It’s customary to dress modestly -and in black – when attending a funeral service…
And the same traditions apply to the Royal Family who bid farewell to Prince Philip over the weekend.
The men of the family all wore dark ‘mourning coats’ and military badges across their chests – honouring Prince Philip who once served as Commander in the Royal Navy.
The women wore ‘high mourning’ attire; which consisted of dark coats, knee-length dresses, black stockings, heels and gloves.
Pearls are considered acceptable jewels to wear to a royal funeral – Duchess Kate wore a pearl choker and earrings which belong to Queen Elizabeth. The statement piece was also worn by Princess Diana.
There’s a deep significance to the jewelry Kate wore during Prince Philip’s funeral. While attending grandfather-in-law Prince Philip’s funeral at St. George’s Chapel the Duchess of Cambridge wore a necklace & a pair of earrings w/special ties to Queen Elizabeth & her husband pic.twitter.com/W1fakvUZ5I
— Bella (@bellausa17) April 17, 2021
Camilla wore a brooch which paid tribute to Prince Philip’s patronage of The Rifles.
The poignant story behind the brooch Camilla wore to Prince Philip’s funeral https://t.co/vFsELMrv8k
— The Independent (@Independent) April 17, 2021
Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, proudly paid tribute to her father with her impressive and extensive collection of military medals.
And Queen Elizabeth wore a symbolic and sentimental diamond brooch she was gifted as a wedding present by her own mother almost 74 years ago. The Queen Mother had worn the brooch on her own honeymoon.
Queen Elizabeth II pays her respects at her husband, Prince Philip’s funeral pic.twitter.com/W7DqOiGaTf
— nzherald (@nzherald) April 17, 2021
Here’s what other notable royals wore…
Countess Sophie and Lady Louise