Kate Middleton and Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, looked sombre as they stared at the Queen’s Imperial State Crown in Westminster Hall. Her Majesty was brought to Westminster Hall in a procession from Buckingham Palace. Prince William and Harry, along with King Charles III, walked behind the coffin as guns were fired in Hyde Park and Big Ben was tolled every minute in the ceremony.
Members of the Royal Family attended a short service conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury supported by the Dean of Westminster.
The Princess of Wales paid tribute to the Queen at the procession as she wore the late monarch’s very own diamond and pearl leaf brooch, featuring a trio of pearls at the centre of a pave-set leaf.
The Queen was spotted wearing it on a yellow dress back in 1999, in Seoul, but it had been passed on to Kate as she wore it for a visit to Belgium.
Kate also donned a pair of pearl earrings that were previously owned by Princess Diana. Pearls are often worn for mourning periods.
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