Kate’s private nod to Diana at funeral

 

Kate Middleton paid touching tribute to Princess Diana and The Queen as she wore Her Majesty's pearl choker which was previously lent to her late mother-in-law to Prince Philip's funeral.

The Duchess of Cambridge, 39, paired the pearl-and-diamond necklace with her all-black outfit as she arrived at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince William ahead of the ceremony.

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Prince William and Kate leave Kensington Palace for Windsor Castle for the funeral of Prince Philip. Picture: Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock
Prince William and Kate leave Kensington Palace for Windsor Castle for the funeral of Prince Philip. Picture: Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock

 

 

 

While The Queen often wore the priceless necklace during the 1980s, she leant the four-strand choker to Princess Diana for a state banquet in the Netherlands in 1982.

 

Diana wearing the pearl necklace at a state dinner. Picture: Alamy
Diana wearing the pearl necklace at a state dinner. Picture: Alamy

 

For Prince Philip's funeral, Kate paired the family heirloom with a set of matching pearl drop earrings - which belong to The Queen's collection too.

Finishing off her mourning outfit, the mum-of-three opted for a chic black hat with netted detail round the front.

In accordance with coronavirus guidelines, both the Duke and Duchess wore face masks in the back of the car as they arrived at Windsor Castle.

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Kate pays her respects as Prince Philip’s coffin passes. Picture: Channel 7
Kate pays her respects as Prince Philip’s coffin passes. Picture: Channel 7

 

 

 

Kate walking with Harry and William after the funeral. Picture: Channel 7
Kate walking with Harry and William after the funeral. Picture: Channel 7

 

The Duke of Edinburgh - Britain's longest-serving consort - was laid to rest in a scaled-back, Covid-secure ceremony on Saturday honouring his service.

The proceedings started when his coffin was moved from the private chapel to the Inner Hall of Windsor Castle.

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The specially designed Land Rover carrying Prince Philip’s coffin. Picture: Channel 7
The specially designed Land Rover carrying Prince Philip’s coffin. Picture: Channel 7

 

Philip's casket was covered with his personal standard along with his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers.

The coffin was moved by the Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, where Philip was a colonel for 42 years.

From there, Philip will be placed in the modified military green Land Rover he spent 16 years adapting to take him on his final journey.

This story was originally published on The Sun and is republished with permission.

 

 

Originally published as Kate's private nod to Diana at funeral



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