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

Kate Middleton and Princess Charlotte also honored the queen through the meaningful jewelry they wore to the funeral.
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Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the monarch’s state funeral by wearing earrings the queen once gave her as a gift, an Archewell spokesperson confirmed to HuffPost on Monday.

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.

The Duchess of Sussex pictured during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sep. 19.
The Duchess of Sussex pictured 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, Princess Charlotte and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sep. 19.
The Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, Queen Consort, Prince George, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sep. 19.
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The queen gave the duchess the pearl and diamond drop earrings in 2018 for their first solo outing, People magazine reported.

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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King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince William, and Prince Harry follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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King Charles III looks emotional at the state funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth.
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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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Carole Middleton and Michael Middleton, parents of Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, arrive at Westminster Abbey.
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President Joe Biden arrives at Westminster Abbey.
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Coldstream Guards ahead of the state funeral of 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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A marching band performs ahead of the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II.
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A well-wisher holds a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II as she waits along the Procession route in London.
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Media members are seen as the funeral procession arrives at Westminster Abbey in London on Sep. 19.
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Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern arrives.
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Members of the public attend along the Procession Route in London.
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French President Emmanuel Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron arrive at the state funeral.
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King Charles III and Princess Anne attend the state funeral for their mother, Queen Elizabeth II.
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British Prime Minister Liz Truss takes her seat for the funeral service of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Former Prime Ministers Gordon Brown and Tony Blair arrive at Westminster Abbey.
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King Charles III arrives with Princess Anne, Prince William, and Prince Harry for the funeral.
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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives at Westminster Abbey for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Prince George, Camilla, Queen Consort and the Princess of Wales arrive at Westminster Abbey.
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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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The Duchess of Sussex sits in a car as she attends Queen Elizabeth state funeral and burial.
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Princess Charlotte of Wales arrives at Westminster Abbey.
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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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The Duchess of Sussex during the state funeral.
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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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Prince Harry, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Princess Beatrice, during the state funeral.
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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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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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Members of the royal family walk behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as they leave the state funeral.
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A Bearer Party of The Queen's Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried out of the Westminster Abbey followed by King Charles III.
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The Duchess of Sussex and Camilla, Queen Consort during the state funeral.
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The royals during the state funeral.
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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 outside of 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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Members of the public react on The Long Walk.
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Military personnel parade as the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II is carried following her funeral service in Westminster Abbey.
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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 procession heads down the Mall towards Wellington Arch following the state funeral.
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The Bearer Party transfer the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard, into the state hearse at Wellington Arch following the state funeral.
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The hearse carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth is escorted along the Long Walk towards Windsor castle in the funeral procession, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Queen Elizabeth.
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King Charles III salutes as he and Britain's Camilla, Queen Consort make their way by car to Windsor.
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Prince William, Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex, King Charles III, Camilla, Queen Consort, Princess Anne, and Princess Beatrice observe the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II as it is transferred from the gun carriage to the hearse at Wellington Arch.
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King Charles, Camilla, Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince William look at members of the Bearer Party transferring the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II.
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Princess Charlotte of Wales cries next to the Princess of Wales, Prince George and Camilla, Queen Consort at Wellington Arch after the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
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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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King Charles III and Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex.
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Flowers on the hearse carrying the coffin of the queen.
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The queen's corgis, Muick and Sandy, are walked inside Windsor Castle on Sep. 19 ahead of the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II.
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The Duke of Sussex, Princess Anne and Timothy Laurence walk at Windsor Castle on the way to the committal service.
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A marching band walks along Albert Road in Windsor, England ahead of the committal service for the late monarch.
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The cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives outside Windsor Castle.
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The cortege carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II arrives outside Windsor Castle.
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King Charles III places the Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on the coffin at the committal service.
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A mourner cries during the funeral service for Queen Elizabeth II.
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The queen's grandchildren, Lady Louise Windsor and James, Viscount Severn, attend the committal service for Queen Elizabeth II in St George's Chapel inside Windsor Castle.
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A Royal Guard stands guard.

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