KATE Middleton paid touching tribute to Princess Diana as she wore the Queen’s pearl choker which was previously lent to her late mother-in-law to Prince Philip’s funeral.
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Kate Middleton wore a necklace belonging to the Queen and previously worn by Diana to the funeralCredit: Rex
For Prince Philip’s funeral, Kate paired the family heirloom with a set of matching pearl drop earrings – which were a wedding present to the late Princess of Wales too.
Finishing off her mourning outfit, the mum-of-three opted for a chic black hat with netted detail round the front.
In accordance with coronavirus guidelines, both the Duke and Duchess wore face masks in the back of the car as they arrived at Windsor Castle.
Princess Diana wore the pearl choker during a 1982 trip to the Netherlands and her earrings were a wedding presentCredit: PA
The four-strand diamond and pearl choker belongs to The Queen
The Duchess paired the necklace with matching pearl drop earrings and a netted hatCredit: Rex
The Duke of Edinburgh – Britain’s longest-serving consort – is being laid to rest in a scaled-back, Covid-secure ceremony at 3pm honouring his service.
It comes as:
The proceedings started at 11am today when his coffin was moved from the private chapel to the Inner Hall of Windsor Castle.
Philip’s casket is covered with his personal standard along with his sword, naval cap and a wreath of flowers.
The coffin was moved by the Queen’s Company, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards, where Philip was a colonel for 42 years.
From there, Philip will be placed in the modified military green Land Rover he spent 16 years adapting to take him on his final journey.
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