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The sentimental meaning behind the Queen’s funeral outfit

She pays tribute to her late husband Prince Philip.
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The Queen has led mourners in the small, heartfelt ceremony remembering the Duke of Edinburgh.

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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.

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The Queen’s outfit pays tribute to her late husband Philip. (Credit: Getty)

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

The Monarch’s incredible ensemble, which consisted a black coat dress and a black matching face mask, which was 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 a bright ensemble. her black outfit is a reflection of her grief.

But Her Majesty added more special touches to her outfit.

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The Queen wore a brooch that was apparently Queen Mary’s. (Credit: Getty)

Along with the all-black number, the Queen donned Queen Mary’s Richmond Brooch, according to 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.

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The Queen wore all black in mourning for Philip’s funeral. (Credit: Getty)

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.

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.

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Philip’s death on April 9 followed medical complications. (Credit: Getty)

The Queen’s beautiful tribute outfit is just one reflection of that.

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.

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.

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The Queen will continue to hold Philip’s presence dear. (Credit: Getty)

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 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.

This story originally appeared on our sister site, Now To Love.

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