Meghan Markle wears earrings donated by Queen Elizabeth to monarch’s funeral


Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the monarch’s state funeral on Monday by wearing earrings the Queen gave her as a gift.

People magazine reported that the Queen gifted the Duchess the pearl and diamond earrings in 2018 for their first solo outing.

Meghan also wore the earrings last week as the Royal Family marched past the Queen’s coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, arrives at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.

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Zoom on the earrings.
Zoom on the earrings.

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Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte also honored the Queen through the meaningful jewelry they wore to the funeral.

The Princess of Wales wore a four-row Japanese pearl choker paired with Bahrain pearl earrings. Both coins belonged to the late queen.

Pearls are of great significance, as they were a favorite of the late monarch and are also a symbol of mourning.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte with the Princess of Wales at Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte with the Princess of Wales at Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

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Another look at the earrings worn by the Princess of Wales.
Another look at the earrings worn by the Princess of Wales.

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Lauren Kiehna, writer and editor of The Court Jeweller, noted on Monday that Princess Charlotte wore her first “meaningful” piece of jewelry at the Queen’s funeral.

Charlotte wore a diamond horseshoe brooch in honor of her great-grandmother’s love of horses, Keihna pointed out.

Princess Charlotte of Wales leaves Westminster Abbey on September 19.
Princess Charlotte of Wales leaves Westminster Abbey on September 19.

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Observers also noted the dress code at the state funeral on Monday, including Prince Harry in a morning suit. He was not allowed to wear his military uniform for funeral events, as he is no longer a member of the royal family.

The Duke of Sussex received an exception to wear his uniform during a Saturday vigil at the Queen’s coffin, alongside his brother Prince William and the Queen’s six other grandchildren. The exception was not made at Harry’s request, sources confirmed to HuffPost.

“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit at events honoring his grandmother,” a spokesperson for the duke confirmed to HuffPost on Tuesday.

“His decade of military service is not determined by the uniform he wears and we respectfully request that the focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” added the bearer. word.

The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19.
The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Sussex at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19.

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Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles – albeit for very different reasons – also wore a morning gown on Monday.

He also received an exception to wear a military uniform when he kept vigil alongside his siblings on Friday.

See more photos from Queen Elizabeth’s funeral below:

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The Duke of Sussex stands next to King Charles III, Princess Anne and Prince William as they salute.

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Yeoman of the Guard at Westminster Abbey ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral.

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Guests arrive for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey

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Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton, parents of Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, arrive at Westminster Abbey.

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Coldstream Guards ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral on September 19.

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Guests arriving at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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President Joe Biden arrives at Westminster Abbey.

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President Joe Biden and Jill Biden at Westminster Abbey.

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A marching band performs before the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron arrive at the state funeral.

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss and Hugh O’Leary arrive at Westminster Abbey.

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Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair arrive at Westminster Abbey.

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Children look at flower arrangements left outside Windsor Castle awaiting the arrival of Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin on September 19, 2022 in Windsor, England. The burial service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle will take place after the state funeral at Westminster Abbey.

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King Charles III and Princess Anne, Princess Royal attend the state funeral of their mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Gentlemen-at-arms, the Queen’s bodyguard is taking part in the state funeral.

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Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern arrives.

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Catherine, the Princess of Wales, Camilla, the Queen Consort and Prince George of Wales are seen on The Mall ahead of the state funeral.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top is carried to Westminster Abbey.

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The Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and Prince George arrive.

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King Charles III arrives with Princess Anne, Prince William and Prince Harry for the funeral.

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Princess Charlotte of Wales arrives at Westminster Abbey.

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Prince William and Prince Harry walked side by side during Queen Elizabeth’s funeral procession at Westminster Abbey, alongside their cousin, Peter Phillips.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey.

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The Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince George of Wales, Peter Phillips, Zara and Mike Tindall attend the state funeral.

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The Princess of Wales, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive at the funeral.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried by pallbearers during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey.

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The Prince of Wales follows the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped with a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s Orb and Scepter.

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The Queen’s funeral procession carried by the Royal Navy’s State Gun Carriage travels along the Mall.




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