Princess Kate pays sweet tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as the monarch made her final journey to Westminster Hall

Publish Date
Thursday, 15 September 2022, 9:37AM

As Princess Kate travelled from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall behind the Queen's coffin, the mother-of-three used her outfit to pay a sweet tribute to the late monarch.

Carrying the memory of Queen Elizabeth II close to her heart, the Princess of Wales donned a brooch that was owned by the Queen.

Along with the special brooch, Kate also wore her late mother-in-law Princess Diana's Collingwood diamond and pearl drop earrings.

The Queen previously wore the diamond and pearl leaf brooch in Seoul on April 21, 1999.

Meghan Markle also wore jewellery that was a nod to the Queen, in the form of pearl and diamond earrings gifted to the Duchess of Sussex by Her Majesty.

To the service, Kate rode with Queen Camilla as they are now the two highest-ranking women in the royal family.

Meanwhile, Meghan was in a separate car with Sophie, Countess of Wessex, the wife of Prince Edward.

Kate's husband, Prince William, and Meghan's husband, Prince Harry, walked behind their grandmother's casket in a procession through London.

They joined the Queen's four children — King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Also taking part in the procession were Anne's son, Peter Phillips, her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, Zara and Mike Tindall, Princess Beatrice's husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank, the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

Members of the Queen's staff also participated in the procession.

A short service lasting about 20 minutes was held at Westminster Hall, led by the Archbishop of Canterbury and accompanied by the Dean of Westminster.

The Queen will lie in state in Westminster Hall for five days, where hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flow through and pay their respects leading up to the funeral on Monday.

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