Mourning attire offers subtle nods to Queen Elizabeth II at funeral

Members of the royal family wear patriotic brooches and pearl jewellery

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Family members and international leaders have arrived at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore a black Alexander McQueen coat dress. She donned a white version of the garment to the Trooping the Colour ceremony in June.

She teamed the coat dress with a Philip Treacy hat and veil and Gianvito Rossi suede pumps and chose significant pieces of jewellery, wearing a pair of diamond and Bahraini pearl earrings and a pearl choker from the queen's collection.

Princess Charlotte wore an Ancar wool coat with a black Jane Taylor London child's boater hat and a small horseshoe brooch, in a nod to her late great-grandmother's love of horses.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, wore a black coat dress with the Hesse diamond jubilee brooch. The piece is a part of the royal collection and was created for Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee in 1897. It contains a number of diamonds, with two hanging sapphires. Camilla wore it previously in 2005.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, wearing the Hesse diamond jubilee brooch. AP

Carole Middleton, the mother of Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore a black Catherine Walker silk and wool coat dress. Arriving with her husband Michael Middleton, she paired the coat with a black hat and a triple-strand pearl and dark-stone necklace.

Carole and Michael Middleton arrive at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. AFP

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, wore a pair of pearl and diamond stud earrings, which were a gift from Queen Elizabeth II.

With the pearl earrings, the duchess donned a black caped Stella McCartney dress with a Stephen Jones for Dior hat and a Cartier Love bracelet. The dress is the black version of a navy Stella McCartney dress that she wore to attend Queen Elizabeth's 92nd birthday celebrations in 2018.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. AFP

Zara Tindall sported a Laura Green London coat dress, with a pair of Emmy London pumps and a fabric floral Juliette Botterill Millinery headpiece. In fitting with royal mourning etiquette, she wore pearl drop earrings.

Zara and Mike Tindall leave after the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Getty Images

Princess Beatrice, who has been made a counsellor of state following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, was in a Louis Vuitton dress with a cropped jacket by The Kooples.

She accessorised with a Fiona Kotur clutch, Jimmy Choo pumps and Sarah Cant pillbox hat.

Princess Beatrice teamed a Day Birger Et Mikkelsen wool coat with a Gabriela Hearst mini Diana tote bag and Givenchy pumps.

Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie leave Westminster Abbey after the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. AFP

US President Joe Biden and the first lady, Jill Biden, also arrived at Westminster Abbey.

The first lady wore a Schiaparelli black coat with a black bowed headband.

US President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden arrive at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. PA

Carrie Johnson, the wife of former UK prime minister Boris Johnson, wore a black Karen Millen dress, a pillbox-style head-piece with a black veil and a Grace Han bag with golden details.

Former UK prime minister Boris Johnson and Carrie Johnson arrive at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Getty Images

Samantha Cameron, wife of former UK prime minister David Cameron, appeared in a black dress from her own brand, Cefinn.

Samantha Cameron and former UK prime minister David Cameron arrive at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Getty Images

Charles Spencer, the brother of the late Princess Diana and uncle of Princes William and Harry, posted a photo of the cufflinks he chose to wear for the funeral.

The golden cufflinks are decorated with the royal cypher of Queen Elizabeth II.

"Wearing these at Windsor today, with great sadness and pride," Spencer wrote on Twitter.

Scroll through the gallery below for the latest images from the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Updated: September 19, 2022, 3:19 PM
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