Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was held in London on the morning of September 19, where the royal family paid their respects to Britain’s longest-serving monarch at Westminster Hall. Meghan Markle, 41, attended the somber ceremony in an outfit that paid tribute to her time with the Queen in more ways than one.
The Duchess of Sussex wore a black Stella McCartney cape dress over sheer black stockings and satin stockings and completed her look with a Cartier love bracelet, Valentino gloves and a custom Steven Jones Millinery x Dior hat. The shift dress, which was cut to knee-length to comply with the formal dress code, may look familiar as Markle wore an almost identical dress, albeit in navy blue, to the Queen’s 92nd birthday concert at the Royal Albert Hall on April 21, 2018. – just a month before her wedding to Prince Harry.
Markle’s wedding reception dress was also designed by British designer McCartney, who was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II before going platinum last June. The right choice also has something to do with Kate Middleton’s funeral dress, as she also chose a British label at Alexander McQueen (the fashion house behind her wedding dress).
Markle’s most important accessory was her pearl earrings, which she wore on Wednesday, September 14, for a ceremony following the Queen’s funeral from Buckingham Palace. Not only do pearls traditionally symbolize purity and tears, but Markle’s special pair were a gift from the Queen ahead of their first solo outing in Cheshire in June 2018.
Finally, Markle left no stone unturned when it came to satirical choices. Ahead, see her previous Stella McCartney outfit in 2018, then get all the angles from her funeral look.