Prince Philip funeral: Kate Middleton and Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie wear sombre black attire

The Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Eugenie and Princess Beatrice all looked dignified today in black attire as they attended the funeral of Prince Philip.

Kate Middleton sported a chic black Catherine Walker coat dress and was the picture of grace as she paired the look with The Queen’s jewels.

She was earlier seen in a £1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline, a piece she had previously worn to the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance in 2018. 

Kate Middleton recycled a chic black £1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline to attend the funeral of Prince Philip today

Kate Middleton recycled a chic black £1,605 Roland Mouret dress with an asymmetrical neckline to attend the funeral of Prince Philip today

Princess Eugenie , who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore her brunette tresses in a natural wave across her shoulders and donned a black coat dress for the funeral

Princess Beatrice wore a long collared jacket and a round hat embellished with a large black bow for the service.

Princess Eugenie (left) who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore her brunette tresses in a natural wave across her shoulders and donned a black coat dress for the funeral. Donning matching high heels, she finished her demure look with a black fascinator, while carrying a clutch, thought to be the Gabriela Hearst’s ‘Diana’ bag. Elsewhere, Princess Beatrice (right) wore a long collared jacket and a round hat embellished with a large black bow for the service.

Accompanying the look was a Japanese Pearl choker necklace, which  was worn by Kate for the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, and by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in 1982. 

Her Majesty loaned it to Diana, who loved pearls, for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands at Hampton Court Palace during the Dutch royal family’s visit to the UK – one of her first royal engagements a year after her marriage to Prince Charles. 

She had asked for the four-row Japanese Pearl Choker to be made from ‘the finest cultured pearls’ which were a gift from the Japanese government. It has four strands of pearls with a central curved diamond clasp.

The Monarch wore the choker in the 1980s and 1990s, and to a dinner celebrating former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s 70th Birthday in London in 1995. 

Kate wore a Japanese Pearl choker necklace was worn by Kate for the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, and by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in 1982.

Kate wore a Japanese Pearl choker necklace was worn by Kate for the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, and by her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in 1982.

Once outside the chapel, the Duchess wore a long buttoned coat over her Roland Mouret dress

Once outside the chapel, the Duchess wore a long buttoned coat over her Roland Mouret dress

Kate was impeccably dressed for the occasion and once outside the chapel, the Duchess wore a long buttoned coat over her Roland Mouret dress

Her Majesty in the choker in 1983

The Queen loaned it to Diana, who loved pearls, for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands at Hampton Court Palace during the Dutch royal family's visit to the UK - one of her first royal engagements a year after her marriage to Prince Charles

The Queen asked for the four-row Japanese Pearl Choker to be made from ‘the finest cultured pearls’ which were a gift from the Japanese government. Pictured left, Her Majesty in the choker in 1983. Right, The Queen loaned it to Diana, who loved pearls, for a banquet given by Queen Beatrix and Prince Claus of the Netherlands at Hampton Court Palace during the Dutch royal family’s visit to the UK – one of her first royal engagements a year after her marriage to Prince Charles

Kate Middleton today

The Duchess of Cambridge pictured during the Remembrance Day service in 2019

The Duchess of Cambridge pictured during the Remembrance Day service in 2019 (right) and today (left)

Kate also wore earrings belonging to the Queen, which she sported for the the Remembrance Day service in 2019, and a recycled Philip Treacy fascinator. 

Meanwhile, Princess Eugenie, who is the daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah, Duchess of York, wore her brunette tresses in a natural wave across her shoulders and donned a black £5690 coat dress for the funeral. 

Donning matching high heels, she finished her demure look with a black fascinator, while carrying a clutch, thought to be the Gabriela Hearst’s ‘Diana’ bag. Her coat was also from the Uruguayan designer’s AW20 collection. 

Elsewhere, Princess Beatrice wore a long collared jacket believed to be a custom piece by Claire Mischevani and a round hat embellished with a large black bow for the service.

Looking equally elegant, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sported an ankle-length black dress coat from Suzannah London and sling-back heels to enter the chapel.

Her demure look was finished with a black fascinator, while she tied her blonde hair back and clutched a bag, the Sophie Habsburg Lunatic Bicolour Clutch in Cardinal Litz, which she has worn four times before, while Lady Louise has also sported the piece twice. 

Looking equally elegant, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sported an ankle-length black dress coat and sling-back heels to enter the chapel

Looking equally elegant, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, sported an ankle-length black dress coat and sling-back heels to enter the chapel

Louise, James and Sophie were joined by Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice  as they stood outside the chapel today

Louise, James and Sophie were joined by Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice  as they stood outside the chapel today

Louise, is 14th in line to the throne and the only daughter of Prince Edward, 57, and Sophie Wessex, 56, she tied her long blonde hair into a pretty plait, and added a black hair band and matching face mask.

Zara looked poised as she wore an understated round-necked black gown and a lace headpiece, which she paired with elegant silver droplet earrings, as she was joined by her husband Mike.

Elsewhere, Camilla paid tribute to her father-in-law the Duke of Edinburgh by wearing the commemorative brooch of the regiment he was associated with for 70 years.

Camilla wore the silver Bugle Horn brooch of The Rifles on her black coat as she accompanied her husband Prince Charles to Prince Philip’s funeral at St George’s Chapel today. 

The 39-year-old stood outside St George's Chapel beside the Duchess of Cornwall

The 39-year-old stood outside St George’s Chapel beside the Duchess of Cornwall 

Camilla wore the silver Bugle Horn brooch of The Rifles on her black coat as she accompanied her husband Prince Charles to Prince Philip's funeral at St George's Chapel today

Receiving the brooch in November last year

Camilla wore the silver Bugle Horn brooch of The Rifles on her black coat as she accompanied her husband Prince Charles to Prince Philip’s funeral at St George’s Chapel today

The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to her father-in-law the Duke of Edinburgh by wearing the commemorative brooch of the regiment he was associated with for 70 years

The Duchess of Cornwall has paid tribute to her father-in-law the Duke of Edinburgh by wearing the commemorative brooch of the regiment he was associated with for 70 years

The wife of Prince Charles was gifted the brooch last year after Prince Philip transferred the historic military title of Colonel-in-Chief of the infantry regiment The Rifles to her in July. 

Meanwhile the Queen brought out the diamond Richmond Brooch, which she inherited from her grandmother Queen Mary. 

The brooch, a present from the town of Richmond for her 1893 wedding to the future King George V, is comprised of diamonds set in silver and gold in a scrolling design surrounding a central pearl, with a pearl and diamond pendant hanging below. 

It is a flexible jewel – the central pearl and pearl pendant are detachable – and today the Queen chose to leave it off.

The Duchess of Cornwall’s choice of brooch is a subtle and fitting way to honour her father-in-law’s service.

The Queen brought out the diamond Richmond Brooch, which she inherited from her grandmother Queen Mary

The Queen brought out the diamond Richmond Brooch, which she inherited from her grandmother Queen Mary

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