Kate Middleton's nod to Queen and Diana at Prince Philip's funeral

Kate Middleton wore a pearl necklace that was given to her by the Queen for the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh.

The Duchess of Cambridge also wore a black face mask, dress, fascinator and a pair of pearl earrings for worship at St. George’s Chapel within the walls of Windsor Castle.

But her choice of necklace spoke volumes as a touching tribute to the Queen’s 73-year marriage to Prince Philip.

Kate had worn the four-strand necklace with a diamond-studded clasp in celebration of the couple’s 70th wedding anniversary after it had been loaned to her by the Queen.

Her Royal Highness had worn the special piece of jewelry given to her by the Japanese government several times in the 1980s and 1990s.

And Princess Diana had also worn the statement in 1982 in honor of the Netherlands for a state banquet

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Prince William referred to the close relationship Kate had with his grandfather after his death on April 9 at the age of 99.

He said, “I will always be grateful that my wife had so many years to get to know my grandfather and for the kindness he showed her.”

Kate also had a connection with Prince Philip before marrying into the royal family.

She had graduated from the Duke of Edinburgh Award as a teenager.

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