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British Royal Family

The Queen pays tribute to her late husband Prince Philip in a striking black outfit at his funeral

The Queen has led mourners in the small, heartfelt ceremony remembering the Duke of Edinburgh.

By Jess Pullar
The Queen has worn black for Prince Philip's funeral, and there's a beautiful meaning behind the ensemble for her husband of 73 years.
Attending the funeral alongside her family on Saturday, April 17, The Queen was stoic and resilient as ever - even through the grief.

What was the meaning behind The Queen's outfit at Prince Philip's funeral?

The Monarch's incredible ensemble consisted a black coat dress and a black matching face mask, hemmed with a white trimming.
She also wore a black matching hat, and pearl drop earrings.
Black is the traditional colour of mourning for royals. While the Queen is usually one to dress in bright block colours, her black outfit was a reflection of her grief.
In tribute to her late husband, her Majesty added more special touches to her outfit.Along with the all-black number, the Queen donned Queen Mary's Richmond Brooch, according to The Express.The gorgeous diamond pin is highly sentimental for Her Majesty as she inherited the piece from her grandmother and wore it during her and Philip's honeymoon and on their 73rd anniversary.What's more, while Kate Middleton wore the Queen's jewellery for the service, Her Majesty also donned a pearl necklace and earrings as she bid farewell to her husband.This choice may have been a sweet nod to her and Philip's wedding day, as the Queen donned pearls during the ceremony, as well on the day she and Philip announced their engagement.
The Queen wore all black in mourning for Philip's funeral. (Getty)
She wore a beautiful pair of pearl drop earrings. (Getty)
The Queen arrived as the royals marched behind the coffin. (ABC)
The Queen was joined by her four children, Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Their respective wives, husbands and children were also present, with Prince William and Prince Harry leading the way.
The Queen's chrysanthemum brooch is a beloved piece from her collection, which she wore during her honeymoon with Prince Philip and during the early years of her reign. (Image: Getty)
Harry and William walked together with Peter Philips between them. (Getty)
Prince Philip's death on April 9 followed medical complications earlier in the year, where he was hospitalised for almost a month.
He was just two months shy of his 100th birthday, but there's no denying Philip's innings was filled to the brim with love and beautiful, cherished memories that will last for many generations to come.
The Queen's beautiful tribute outfit is just one reflection of that.
The royals all wore black as a sign of mourning and respect. (Getty)
Philip has now been laid to rest in the grounds of Winsdor Castle, though it is likely his casket will be moved to where the Queen is buried when she passes. When the Queen passes, she will be buried in the King George VI Memorial Chapel, at which point Prince Philip will be moved to lay beside her in their final resting place.
And despite having now said their goodbyes, The Queen will continue to hold Philip's presence dear. And we're sure that'll be known in her outfits.
As an example, the Queen's renowned chrysanthemum brooch, which she wore in official pictures taken during her and Philip's honeymoon back in 1947 has made several glorious reappearances - most recently for their 73rd wedding anniversary last November.
And ultimately, it's these ways that truly remind us of the deep love and appreciation the Queen and her husband had for each other.

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