Meghan Markle arrived in formal attire for Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday morning in London.
Walking in the funeral procession alongside Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Markle entered Westminster Abbey in a black knee-length dress. Her style featured an asymmetric cape dress by Stella McCartney. Markle also paired her ensemble with sheer black tights and a wide-brimmed black hat by Dior.
Markle wore pearl and diamond earrings that were given to her by Queen Elizabeth II as a gift. Wearing pearls is part of the mourning tradition in the UK. White pearls are considered to denote purity and represent tears.
When it came to footwear, Markle continued for additional formality with a set of black pumps by Paul Andrew. Her style featured pointed suede uppers that matched her tights and suit, complete with stiletto heels totaling at least 3 inches in height.
Buckingham Palace said that the Queen’s state funeral will take place on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. The fashion industry has also joined the nation in mourning as the British Fashion Council has recommended that London Fashion Week shows on Sept. 19 should be rearranged.