The Meaning Behind Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s Jewelry at the Queen’s Funeral

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Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle pay tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II at her funeral. (Photo: Getty Images)

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II at the monarch’s funeral on Monday morning.

While more than 2,000 people gathered to attend the Queen’s memorial service at Westminster Abbey in London, the Princess of Wales and Duchess of Sussex showed up in full black in accordance with requirements during a mourning period. Both also feature jewelry inspired and donated by the late Queen.

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Middleton’s necklace was probably the standout piece of the day, as the four-string pearl and diamond choker that belonged to the Queen has a storied history with both the late monarch and Middleton’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana.

The choker was donated to the Queen of Japan in the 1970s and can be seen in photos from a state visit in 1983. Princess Diana also wore it during a state visit in 1982 and on several other occasions. The piece is on long-term loan to Middleton, who wore it during the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th anniversary celebrations in 2017 and the Prince’s funeral in 2021.

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Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) on Westminster Pier ready to greet Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on her state visit, London, November 16, 1982. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images )

Princess Diana on Westminster Pier ready to greet Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands on her state visit in November 1982. (Photo by Jayne Fincher/Princess Diana Archive/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

The Princess of Wales also wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings from the Queen’s Jewelery Box, a wedding gift from the ruler of Bahrain in 1947.

Middleton's Queen earrings on display.  (Photo: Getty Images)

Middleton’s Queen earrings on display. (Photo: Getty Images)

The earrings, decorated with multiple diamonds and a dangling pearl, were worn by Middleton at the memorial service in 2016. Queen Elizabeth II had worn the same accessory at the event the year before.

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Markle also wore a significant pair of diamond and pearl earrings, which she wore on her first solo outing with the Queen in 2018.

Markle wore the earrings donated by the Queen during their first outing together in 2018. (Picture: Getty Images)

Markle wore the earrings donated by the Queen during their first outing together in 2018. (Picture: Getty Images)

The Duchess of Sussex honored the important outing and her time with the Queen by wearing the gift again when the Queen was buried.

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