The British royal family came together on Saturday to give Prince Philip a fitting farewell, a celebration of his 99 years while mourning his death.
For the funeral, which took place at Windsor Castle, 30 family members arrived, all dressed in black, the colour associated with mourning.
The focus was certainly not on fashion, however, like many royal occasions, there were poignant tributes to the Duke of Edinburgh made through a number of the sartorial choices on the day.
Duchess of Cambridge’s Bahraini pearls
The Duchess of Cambridge wore a pearl necklace and earrings with her custom black Catherine Walker coat.
Both items were loaned to the duchess by Queen Elizabeth II. The four-row pearl choker was a gift from the Japanese government, and the monarch has worn it in the past. It was also loaned to Princess Diana for a banquet in November 1982.
Most touchingly, the earrings feature Bahraini pearls, which were gifted to the queen by the Hakim of Bahrain when she married Prince Philip in 1947.
The queen, then Princess Elizabeth, was given seven large pearls as a wedding present, two of which were turned into the earrings sported by the duchess.
They are drop earrings, each with a large diamond stud, suspended with four smaller diamonds and three baguette diamonds, with the pearl at the bottom. They, too, were worn by Princess Diana in the past.