The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, who died on September 8 (local time, hereafter), took place at Westminster Abbey in London on the 19th. The funeral was attended by members of the royal family, government officials, heads of state and heads of state.
Catherine, Princess of Wales wore a black coat dress by British brand ALEXANDER McQUEEN. She paired a veiled hat with a beaded choker inherited from Queen Elizabeth. The pearls were a gift from the Japanese government during Queen Elizabeth’s official visit to Japan in 1975 and were made into a four-row choker by a royal jeweler’s supplier. A diamond clasp is placed in the center. Kate Middleton first wore the choker after it was loaned to her by the Queen in 2017 for the 70th wedding anniversary of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. It was also loaned to the late Princess Diana Frances during her official visit to the Netherlands in 1982.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, chose a cape dress by British brand Stella McCartney and a hat by Stephen Jones. The pearl earrings were reportedly given to her by the Queen in 2018.