Princess Kate (40) paid a poignant tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) with carefully selected pieces of jewellery. She wore a Japanese pearl necklace and pearl earrings from Bahrain to the Queen's state funeral on Monday (19.9.) in Westminster Abbey.
The two pieces of jewelry, which Kate paired with a wide-brimmed black hat and veil, are from the late monarch. The Queen first loaned the jewelry to Kate on their 70th wedding anniversary in 2017. Most recently, Prince William's wife (40) wore this jewelry combination for the funeral of Prince Philip (1921-2021) in April 2021.
In November 1982, the Queen had already given the necklace to her then daughter-in-law, Princess Diana (1961-1997), in order to wear it during a state visit by the then Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (84).