Why the Queen and Kate Middleton might wear this touching jewellery to Philip’s funeral

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It’s almost a week since Prince Philip died, with the Queen by his side at Windsor Castle, and plans for his funeral are already well under way.

This will happen on Saturday 17th April at Windsor Castle, and only 30 mourners will be in attendance, in compliance with current Covid restrictions.

There will be a strict dress code, which means Prince Harry and Prince William won’t be wearing the same thing, with Harry in a suit and William in military uniform (the former was stripped of his military titles after stepping down from duties).

Royals are also required to wear mourning bands for any official engagements they might attend between now and then.

As for Queen Elizabeth II, it's very likely she will wear a black outfit, as well as jewellery that has a special meaning for her and the late Duke of Edinburgh.

Bethan Holt, author of The Duchess of Cambridge: A Decade of Royal Modern Style, told HELLO!, 'We might see the Queen choose the Diamond Clematis brooch which she wore when her engagement was announced or the bracelet which Philip designed for her as a wedding gift using diamonds from his mother's collection.'

She added that The Duchess of Cambridge would probably wear earrings as a show of support to the Queen.

'Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cambridge might opt for the pearl earrings she has had on long-term loan from the Queen as a sign of loyalty,' she added.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at MoneySavingExpert.com, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

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