Entertainment

Meghan Markle’s dress for Queen Elizabeth’s funeral has special meaning

Meghan Markle paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II in more ways than one with her look for the late monarch’s funeral Monday.

In addition to sporting a set of pearl-and-diamond earrings gifted to her by Her Majesty ahead of the pair’s first solo outing in 2018, the Duchess of Sussex looked sophisticated in a black cape dress by Stella McCartney that royal fans might find familiar.

Meghan Markle at Queen's funeral
The Duchess of Sussex wore a familiar-looking Stella McCartney cape dress to Queen Elizabeth’s funeral.
WPA-Pool / MEGA

That’s because Markle, 41, wore a navy blue version of the look to a concert celebrating the Queen’s 92nd birthday at the Royal Albert Hall back in April 2018.

Fittingly, she chose to wear the same style in mournful black to say her final goodbye to the royal matriarch.

“Her whole look was about the Queen today. Talk about being thoughtful,” one fan tweeted.

The sleek ensemble also adhered to the funeral’s dress code, which called for black knee-length dresses or coats, along with black hats and optional veils; while Markle’s broad-brimmed headwear didn’t include a veil, her sister-in-law Kate Middleton’s did.

The Duchess of Sussex — who, like the Princess of Wales, didn’t join her husband in walking in the Queen’s funeral procession, and rejoined the rest of the royals at Westminster Abbey for the service — is famously fond of a caped silhouette.

BRITAIN-ROYALS-QUEEN-BIRTHDAY-MUSIC-ENTERTAINMENT

BRITAIN-ROYALS-QUEEN-BIRTHDAY-MUSIC-ENTERTAINMENT

Markle wore the same dress in navy at the Queen’s birthday concert in 2018.

AFP via Getty Images

BRITAIN-ROYALS-QUEEN-BIRTHDAY-MUSIC-ENTERTAINMENT

BRITAIN-ROYALS-QUEEN-BIRTHDAY-MUSIC-ENTERTAINMENT

Markle wore the same dress in navy at the Queen’s birthday concert in 2018.

AFP via Getty Images

Up Next

The king fought back tears during mother Queen Elizabeth II’s…

2

View Slideshow

She notably chose a cream-colored Givenchy cape dress for her aforementioned joint appearance with Her Majesty in 2018, and also wore caped gowns during her royal tours of the South Pacific and Morocco in 2018 and 2019, respectively.


Follow Page Six’s coverage of Queen Elizabeth’s funeral:


She also chose several colorful caped styles for her final appearances as a working member of the monarchy in 2020, quite literally making a dramatic exit from royal life.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry Commonwealth Day 2020
Markle, pictured wearing Emilia Wickstead with Prince Harry for Commonwealth Day Service in 2020, has long loved a cape.
Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

And on social media Monday, some speculated Markle — who’s had a rocky relationship with her husband’s family — had opted for a cape to send a message once more.

“Superhuman powers needed indeed. Brace yourself, Duchess,” one person quipped.

Read More: World News | Entertainment News | Celeb News

Page

Related posts

Lisa Marie Presley says she feels ‘judged’ for son Benjamin’s death

BBC Brk News

Anna Wintour hosts star-studded fete for Baz Luhrmann’s birthday

BBC Brk News

Bachelor’s Vanessa Grimaldi, Joshua Wolfe welcome their first baby

BBC Brk News

Leave a Comment