Kate Middleton borrows earrings given to Queen as wedding gift for Prince Philip funeral

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KATE MIDDLETON wore a pair of drop diamond earrings and a pearl necklace as she arrived at Prince Philip’s funeral today. She was seen arriving with her husband Prince William.

The Duchess of Cambridge arrived at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle ahead of the funeral of Prince Philip.

The royal is just one of 30 guests allowed to attend due to current coronavirus restrictions.

Kate was seen with Prince William as they arrived by car.

She wore jewellery which had a special link to the Queen.

Kate Middleton style: Prince William funeral

Kate Middleton style: The royal wore the Queen’s necklace (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton style: Prince William funeral

Kate Middleton style: She covered up with a black face mask (Image: GETTY)

The royal wore a pearl choker which belongs to the Queen and was previously borrowed by Princess Diana.

The four strand pearl choker was worn by the monarch during the 1980s and 1990s.

Kate wore the necklace with drop diamond and pearl earrings which are also part of the Queen’s collection.

She has borrowed them for several events in the past, mostly wearing the subtle jewels for formal occasions.

They were believed to be a wedding gift given the the Queen when she married Prince Philip in 1947.

The feature diamond studs with pearls hanging from chains covered in diamonds.

Kate has borrowed many pieces of the Queen’s jewellery over the years and seems to have chosen pieces with key sentimental value for the funeral today.

Kate Middleton style: Prince William funeral

Kate Middleton style: Prince William funeral (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton style: Prince William funeral

Kate Middleton style: Her earrings were a wedding gift to the Queen (Image: GETTY)

The Duchess was also seen wearing a thin lace veil which covered half her face.

She arrived at Windsor Castle with her husband Prince William.

The Duchess was seen wearing a black top which had an asymetric design.

Her long brown locks were pulled back into a low bun.

She wore a small fascinator on top of her head.

Kate Middleton: Queen Elizabeth II necklace

Kate Middleton: The Duchess has borrowed a necklace from the Queen (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton: Prince Philip funeral guestlist

Kate Middleton: Prince Philip’s funeral will take place today (Image: EXPRESS)

The mother-of-three covered up with a black face mask as she sat next to Prince William when they arrived.

Prince William also wore a black face covering in the car.

The Duke of Cambridge was seen in a black suit with a white shirt and black tie.

The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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