The Princess of Wales was photographed honoring the Queen as she walked with the Prince of Wales towards Buckingham Palace to collect Her Majesty’s coffin.
Dressed in an elegant black outfit, the mother of three wore an elegant pearl necklace as she appeared with husband Prince William, 40, on her way to the royal house in London. It is believed that she may have worn the simple jewelry choice in a gentle gesture to the late monarch, who was known to have preferred to wear pearls.
Earlier today, the Queen’s coffin left St Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh and was flown to RAF Northolt, before being taken to the Palace, where it will spend the night.
Senior members of the royal family, including the king and queen, were seen making their way towards the palace to receive the queen’s coffin.
The Prince and Princess of Wales (pictured) are on their way to Buckingham Palace to join the senior royal family and receive the Queen’s casket, which was carried from Edinburgh today
Kate, who looked sad as she made her way towards central London with her husband William, wore a pearl necklace and earrings. Her Majesty was a huge fan of pearls, which royal women traditionally wear when in mourning
The Duchess, all dressed in traditional mourning black, added a necklace featuring multiple strands of pearls, as well as pearl earrings. Members of the royal family often wear pearls when they are in mourning, in a tradition dating back to the reign of Queen Victoria.
They were also a favorite of the Queen, who has been wearing a pearl necklace regularly, including after the death of her husband Prince Philip last year.
Arseiny Budrevich, founder of Budrevich Fine Jewelery Studio . said Express.co.uk that members of the royal family, particularly Queen Elizabeth, loved pearls because they “represent the aristocratic virtues of generosity, splendor, and generosity,” and “symbolize purity and chastity.”
He added, “Pearls have been associated with luxury, elegance and sophistication since the time of the Ptolemaic dynasty in ancient Egypt, when the royal family wore pearls to show their status.”
This tradition was then passed down through the Holy Roman Empire to the French kings who carried it into fashion in the Middle Ages, where it later spread across Europe. That’s when the British Empire picked up the method.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla arrive at Buckingham Palace
Car carrying Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex drives towards Buckingham Palace
The state funeral procession carries the queen’s coffin through the palace gates to the applause of the crowd.
The procession carrying the coffin of the late Queen Elizabeth II, headed to Buckingham Palace
When the Queen arrived at Buckingham Palace for the last time this evening, she was greeted by members of the royal family including the King and Queen, Princes William and Harry and their wives Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.
Mourners cheered and applauded in the rain as the new state sitter walked down Constitution Hill and around the Queen Victoria Memorial as it slowed, then moved through the palace gates and through the central arch to the quadrangle.
The passersby stopped with their heads bowed at the end of the ride, while a police officer at the gate saluted.
People cheered “Hip-Hop Hooray” after driving the coffin under the arch. Many queuing in the street put up their umbrellas as a sign of respect while some were seen wiping tears from their eyes, while phone camera lights illuminated the crowds.
King Charles and Queen Camilla arrive at Buckingham Palace
Crowds gather outside Buckingham Palace, waiting to see the Queen’s coffin
Upon reaching the grand entrance of the palace, an honor guard formed an honor guard.
Her Majesty the Queen was greeted by all her children and grandchildren, including the King, Queen, Prince and Princess of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Soon after witnessing the arrival of the coffin, Charles and Camilla left Buckingham Palace.
The Queen will remain in the Bow Room at the Palace overnight before being taken to Westminster Palace, where she will remain in the state until Monday, September 19 – the day of her state funeral at Westminster Abbey and her burial at St George’s Chapel at. Windsor.
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