What dress code for the royal family at the funeral of Elizabeth II?

The Queen's funeral will take place on September 19 at Westminster Abbey. How should members of the royal family dress in order to respect protocol?

 What dress code for the royal family at the funeral of'Elizabeth II ?

Within the British royal family, many dress rules must be adhered to throughout the year when appearing in public. The queen, for example, had to wear dresses or skirts below the knee , as well as flesh colored tights even in the middle of summer. It is therefore no surprise that during a royal death, a particular dress code applies for the ceremonies and during the period of mourning. Here are some excerpts:

  • Black is mandatory throughout the mourning which lasts up to seven days after the funeral.
  • At ceremonies, women will wear below-the-knee dresses or coats with black tights and heels, a head covering and a veil.
  • The men, direct descendants of the Queen and Princess Anne will wear their military uniforms.
  • Princes Andrew and Harry will be in black suits because, having ended their royal public engagements, they are no longer entitled to wear the uniform of the Royal Navy.
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Kate, Meghan and Harry at Westminster Hall

The women of the royal family pay tribute to the queen with their jewels

Since the death of Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022, the women of the royal family honor his memory wearing her jewelry. Always scrupulously respecting the wearing of black, they slip subtly into their outfits references to the Queen of England . During her public appearance at the Sandringham Floral Tributes on September 15, the Princess of Wales Kate Middleton wore a pair of diamond and pearl earrings which belonged to the monarch. Meghan Markle was also spotted wearing a pair of earrings similar to Kate's, which Elizabeth II had given her. kate and Camilla, the queen consort , have both worn left side pearl brooches of their coat in the style of Elizabeth II who always wore this jewel in this way. Discreet but remarkable tributes.

Source journaldesfemmes.fr