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Sarah Ferguson Pays Homage To The Queen With Belted Blazer & Bird Brooch at Westminster Abbey for Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

Dressed in black with shiny accents, Sarah Ferguson attended Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral procession at Westminster Abbey in London.

The Duchess of York and former wife of Prince Andrew dressed in a belted black blazer fitted with long cuffed sleeves and a Peter Pan collar, closed with black buttons that trailed down the front of the garment in a line. The royal family member paired the structured top with a fitted black midi length skirt, the pleated hem flaying out slightly, creating volume.

Sarah Ferguson, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice arrive for the the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
Sarah Ferguson, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice arrive for the the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
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Given leeway with accessories, Ferguson wore short black gloves and carried a shiny pleated black clutch with gold hardware. As far as headwear was concerned, the 62-year-old followed in her royal family members’ footsteps, the Duchess wore a black fascinator embellished with small dainty flowers and a net veil that covered Ferguson’s features. The royal outfitted herself in silver jewelry consisting of shiny diamond studs and a coordinating bird brooch that paid tribute to the former Queen’s love of animals.

Back in the 1950s, it was considered improper for upper-class and royal women to show their hair in public. The etiquette rule has changed over the years, but it’s still expected for royal women attending royal events to wear decorative hats, veils, or fascinators. 

Sarah Ferguson attends the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
Sarah Ferguson attends the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, held at Westminster Abbey, on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
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The Duchess opted for a practical shoe style worn by many, Ferguson sporting black highly textured pumps with pointed toes, two to three-inch heels, and a glossy patent leather finish.

Sarah, Duchess of York arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022 in London, England.
Sarah, Duchess of York arrives at Westminster Abbey ahead of the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on Sept. 19, 2022 in London.
CREDIT: Getty Images

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. 

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