Kate Middleton and other royals to wear pearls at the Queen's funeral due to Victorian-era tradition

The royal jewellery tradition has a poetic reasoning

Kate Middleton and other royals to wear pearls at the Queen's funeral due to Victorian-era tradition
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Royal protocols means Kate Middleton (opens in new tab) and other female royals will be expected to wear specific jewellery at the Queen's state funeral (opens in new tab) on Monday the 19th of September.

The public have seen a lot of royal protocol (opens in new tab) and tradition take centre stage since the Queen's death (opens in new tab) on Thursday the 8th September. From the Queen's lying-in-state (opens in new tab) to the Vigil of the Princes (opens in new tab), the mourning period has been filled with sombre ceremony (opens in new tab)

Royal protocol (opens in new tab) also dictates a strict dress code for the mourning period (opens in new tab), with some traditions being more obvious than others. As well as the all-black attire members of the royal family must wear, Kate Middleton and other women in the family are expected to wear some very specific jewellery that has ties all the way back to the Victorian era (opens in new tab).