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Kate, Meghan And Princess Charlotte Pay Tribute To Queen With Jewelry Choices

LONDON - Catherine, the Princess of Wales, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, and Princess Charlotte, all paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II through their symbolic choice on Monday.

The brooch that Princess Charlotte wore to the state funeral service was a gift from her great-grandmother, Kensington Palace told CNN. The diamond brooch was small and horseshoe-shaped.

Her mother, Catherine, the Princess of Wales, also honored the late Queen through her pearl necklace and earrings, which is the same set she wore to the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral.

The jewelry set once belonged to the Queen, who is believed to have loaned the necklace and earrings to Kate for the first time in 2017. The Princess of Wales was pictured wearing the necklace to the Queen's 70th wedding anniversary dinner.

The Japanese choker necklace has four rows of pearls and a curved central diamond clasp. Meanwhile, the drop pearl earrings are from Bahrain. Pearls are traditionally worn as mourning jewelry - partly due to their colorless, unflashy appearance - in a tradition that was cemented during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Princess Diana also previously wore the set during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 1982, and the Queen herself was pictured wearing the necklace and earrings in Bangladesh in 1983, according to the Palace.

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, wore understated pearl stud earrings that were also a gift from the Queen, according to a spokesperson for the Sussexes.

Meanwhile, Camilla, the Queen Consort, wore a gold necklace and sapphire stone and diamond stud earrings to the service. She also wore Queen Victoria's Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, which is in the shape of an open heart and features two blue sapphire pendants.



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