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Catherine, Princess of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Mourn Queen Elizabeth II With Pearl Jewelry

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex Mourn Queen Elizabeth II With Pearl Jewelry

LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has arrived at Westminster Hall, where she will lie in state until Monday, the day of her funeral.
King Charles III, Prince William and Prince Harry followed the coffin on foot as it made its journey from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall, where other senior members of the royal family met them, including Camilla, Queen Consort; Catherine, Princess of Wales; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex. 

The queen died on Sept. 8, aged 96 at Balmoral, her home in Scotland, surrounded by her children and grandchildren.

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Then and now: The procession for Princess Diana in 1997 and Queen Elizabeth II’s in 2022.

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For the procession, the queen’s coffin was draped with the Royal Standard flag, which features three gold lions for England, a red lion for Scotland and a harp for Ireland with the Imperial State Crown sitting atop, which has the Cullinan Il diamond, cut from the largest diamond in the world.

On Saturday afternoon, William and Harry put aside their differences to pay tribute to their late grandmother and to greet members of the public outside Windsor Castle. They were accompanied by their wives, Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle.

At Westminster Hall, Kate and Meghan paid respect to the queen with their jewelry.

The Princess of Wales wore a new Catherine Walker coat in black, of which she has a similar style in beige. She added the queen’s diamond and pearl leaf brooch to mark the occasion. Kate previously wore the brooch in Belgium in 2017. 

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex; Prince William, Prince of Wales; Catherine, Princess of Wales; Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex; Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Peter Phillips follow the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II into Westminster Hall. (Photo by Darren Fletcher/WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Also in two soft nods to her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, Kate wore her Collingwood earrings and pearl bracelet. She first wore the earrings to a Spanish state banquet in July 2017. The earrings were a gift to Diana on her wedding day from the company Collingwood, the family jeweler of the Spencer family.

Meghan opted for a Givenchy black coat that she first wore in 2019 on a special visit to the Association of Commonwealth Universities while pregnant. She accessorized the somber ensemble with a black Loewe postal bag and Paul Andrew black pumps, both of which she has worn before.

It’s understood that Meghan’s pearl earrings were a gift from the queen for their first joint engagement together. 

The significance behind Kate and Meghan’s pearl earrings is that they were worn as mourning jewelry during Queen Victoria’s era.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Speak Out on the “Fragile” State of the World

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Speak Out on the “Fragile” State of the World

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released a statement on the current state of the world, pledging to do all they can to help. The couple took to the website for their foundation, Archewell, to pen a touching note on the devastation following a massive earthquake in Haiti, the political developments in Afghanistan, and the global spread of the Covid-19 delta variant.
“The world is exceptionally fragile right now. As we all feel the many layers of pain due to the situation in Afghanistan, we are left speechless. As we all watch the growing humanitarian disaster in Haiti, and the threat of it worsening after last weekend’s earthquake, we are left heartbroken. And as we all witness the continuing global health crisis, exacerbated by new variants and constant misinformation, we are left scared,” their statement read.
They added, “When any person or community suffers, a piece of each of us does so with them, whether we realize it or not. And though we are not meant to live in a state of suffering, we, as a people, are being conditioned to accept it. It’s easy to find ourselves feeling powerless, but we can put our values into action—together. To start, we encourage you to join us in supporting a number of organizations doing critical work.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry encouraged their followers to support organizations in need and urged leaders to speak out on these issues at the right opportunity. “We also urge those in positions of global influence to rapidly advance the humanitarian dialogues that are expected to take place this fall at multilateral gatherings such as the U.N. General Assembly and the G20 Leaders’ Summit. As an international community, it is the decisions we make now—to alleviate suffering among those we know and those we may never meet—that will prove our humanity,” they urged.

Below the couple’s message, Archewell also shared a number of organizations including World Central Kitchen, Women for Afghan Women, Afghanaid, Mercy Corps, and the Invictus Games Foundation, as charities to support during this time, as well as a number of mental health outlets for anyone who may be struggling amid the surplus of negative world news. “We recognize that many of you may feel helpless right now as you watch the state of the world spin rapidly,” a note from the Archewell team read alongside the list of resources. “It can feel disorienting and defeating, but we have faith in the power of shared purpose, action, and commitment to our collective well-being,” it added.
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