How Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle Honored Queen Elizabeth II at London Service

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle wore special accessories in honor of Queen Elizabeth II while attending the service for the reception of the queen’s coffin at Westminster Hall on Sept. 14.

By Elyse Dupre Sep 14, 2022 5:05 PMTags
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A royal tribute.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle both wore accessories honoring Queen Elizabeth II during the reception of the late monarch's coffin at Westminster Hall in London on Sept. 14.

For the ceremony, the newly dubbed Princess of Wales donned a diamond and pearl leaf-shaped brooch that had once belonged to Her Majesty. As noted on the website The Court Jeweller, the queen wore the piece during a visit to Seoul, South Korea in 1999, and Kate has been photographed wearing the accessory on previous occasions, including a 2017 commemoration ceremony of the Battle of Passchendaele in Belgium and the 2018 Festival of Remembrance in London. 

As for the Duchess of Sussex, she wore a pair of pearl and diamond earrings she received from the queen ahead of their first royal engagement together in 2018.

Meghan and Kate were among the many family members at the service. Their husbands Prince Harry and Prince William were also there as were the queen's children and their spouses, including the newly proclaimed King Charles III and his wife Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Anne and her husband Sir Timothy Laurence, Prince Edward and his wife Sophie, Countess of Wessex and Prince Andrew.

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Prior to the service, the queen's coffin was passed from her family to the State in a silent procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, with Charles, William and Harry walking behind the coffin along with hundreds of soldiers.

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The queen's coffin will lie in state for five days at Westminster Hall, giving members of the public the opportunity to pay their respects following Her Majesty's death at the age of 96 on Sept. 8.  

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See photos of the queen's family members mourning her death at the procession and service below.

Prince Harry, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
Queen Consort Camilla, Kate Middleton, Sophie Countess of Wessex, Meghan Markle
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank
Prince William, Prince Harry, Kate Middleton & Meghan Markle
Prince William, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle & Prince Harry
Queen Consort Camilla, Princess Anne, Prince Edward, Prince William, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, Sophie, Countess of Wessex
Prince Harry
Prince William, Prince Harry, King Charles III
Prince Harry, Prince Andrew, King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Edward
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