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.

 

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17/04/2021. Windsor, United Kingdom. Funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Windsor , United Kingdom. A deep curtsey from Princess Beatrice as Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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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.

 

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Windsor, United Kingdom. Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge , at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Camilla wore a brooch which paid tribute to Prince Philip’s patronage of The Rifles.

Windsor, United Kingdom. Duchess Camilla pictured at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, proudly paid tribute to her father with her impressive and extensive collection of military medals.

 

Windsor, United Kingdom. Princess Anne pictured at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Windsor Castle .
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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.

Windsor , United Kingdom. Queen Elizabeth II arriving for the funeral of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Here’s what other notable royals wore…

Princess Eugenie

 

Windsor, United Kingdom. Princess Eugenie at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Princess Beatrice

 

Windsor, United Kingdom. Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie arrive at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Zara Tindall

 

Windsor, United Kingdom. Mike and Zara Tindall at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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Countess Sophie and Lady Louise

 

Windsor, United Kingdom. Lady Louise Windsor, Sophie, the Countess of Wessex and James, Viscount Severn at the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, at Windsor Castle.
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