On Monday morning, the British Royal Family gathered with around 2000 mourners, including heads of state, at Westminster Abbey to say farewell to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.
The Prince and Princess of Wales were joined by their two eldest children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte for the State Funeral.
The family walked in a procession behind the Queen's coffin as it made its way down The Nave of the Abbey.
For this solemn occasion, The Princess of Wales paid homage to the late monarch by carefully selecting an outfit with a sentimental connection to Her Majesty.
She wore a black Alexander McQueen coatdress in a design she first wore in white for the G7 Summit reception and Big Lunch party in 2021, and then to this year's Trooping the Colour during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
The piece is a custom version of the designer's ready-to-wear box pleat coatdress. Modifications were made to the collar and double lapel detail. Kate also had buttons added to the front and cuffs. She had the pockets at the hip removed.
Below is a look at the back box pleats.
Kate's jewellery consisted of special pieces belonging to Her Majesty.
The necklace is the Four Row Pearl Choker which the late Queen commissioned Garrard to create from a set of the finest cultured pearls presented to her by the Japanese government in 1975.
The Duchess first wore the choker to a private dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017, celebrating the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary.
She wore it again for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh in April 2021.
The Princess complemented the stately choker with the late Queen's Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings which Kate has worn on many occasion since 2016.
Kate also wore a four-strand pearl bracelet featuring a diamond X clasp.
@Emma4AboutRoyal points out that this is the same one worn by the late monarch, together with the pearl choker and the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings.
It appears to be the same one Kate wore to a State Banquet in 2019.
Today, the Princess wore her hair in an elegant chignon and topped it with a black felt saucer hat featuring a birdcage veil. It is a custom creation by British milliner, Sean Barrett.
On her feet were her Gianvito Rossi 'Gianvito 105' Pumps in Black Suede.
And finally, Kate carried her black suede Stuart Weitzman 'Muse' Clutch and a pair of unidentified gloves with a bow appliqué at the wrist.
If you would like more details about the service, please visit the royal.uk website. The State Funeral Service and the Committal Service are available to watch on The Royal Family YouTube Channel.
May Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II rest in peace.
SHOP KATE'S CLOSET