Meghan Markle Wears Earrings Gifted By Queen Elizabeth To Monarch’s Funeral

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Meghan Markle, the 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 gave the duchess the pearl and diamond drop earrings in 2018 for their first solo outing.

Meghan also wore the earrings last week as the royal family carried out a processional following 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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A closer look at the earrings.
A closer look at the earrings.

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Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte similarly honored the queen through the meaningful pieces of jewelry they wore to the funeral.

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

The 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 during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Prince George and Princess Charlotte with the Princess of Wales during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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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 piece of “significant” 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 leaving Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19.
Princess Charlotte of Wales leaving Westminster Abbey on Sept. 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 permitted to wear his military uniform for funeral events, as he is no longer a working royal.

The Duke of Sussex was given one exception to wear his uniform for a Saturday vigil over the queen’s coffin, alongside his brother, Prince William, and the six other grandchildren of the queen. The exception was not made at Harry’s request, sources confirmed to HuffPost.

“Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex will wear a morning suit throughout events honouring 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 ask that focus remain on the life and legacy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” the spokesperson added.

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

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Prince Andrew, who was stripped of his royal patronages and military titles ― though for very different reasons ― also wore morning dress on Monday.

He was also given an exception to wear a military uniform when he stood 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 the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Guests arrive for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey

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Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia arrive at Westminster Abbey in London.

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

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Coldstream Guards ahead of the state funeral Queen Elizabeth II on Sep. 19.

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Invited 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 in Westminster Abbey.

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A marching band performs ahead of the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II.

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Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern arrives.

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

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, 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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King Charles III and Princess Anne, Princess Royal attend the state funeral for their mother, Queen Elizabeth II.

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

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

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LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 19: (L-R) Prince George of Wales, Camilla, Queen Consort and Catherine, Princess of Wales during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England. Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor was born in Bruton Street, Mayfair, London on 21 April 1926. She married Prince Philip in 1947 and ascended the throne of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth on 6 February 1952 after the death of her Father, King George VI. Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on September 8, 2022, and is succeeded by her eldest son, King Charles III. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

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Princess Charlotte of Wales arrives at Westminster Abbey.

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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 takes part in the state funeral service.

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

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

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

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II during 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, and Zara and Mike Tindall attend the state funeral service.

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Members of the royal family walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as they leave the state funeral.

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The Wales family and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey.

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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried by pallbearers at 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 in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre.

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Prince William and Prince Harry during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sep.19

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The Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George, the Princess of Wales and Princess Charlotte look at the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in a Royal Standard and adorned with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre.

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Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice of York are driven behind the procession of the coffin towards Buckingham Palace following the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.

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The Queen’s funeral cortege borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy travels along The Mall.

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Royal Navy sailors escort the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy, at Wellington Arch in London.

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