The Princess of Wales has paid a subtle tribute to the Queen with her choice of jewellery to greet well-wishers outside Windsor Castle.
Catherine wore a pair of pearl-drop earrings as a sign of respect following Her Majesty's passing on Thursday.
The royal mother-of-three wore them along with her all-black outfit, which comprised of a long-sleeved midi-dress, tights and heels.
On Saturday, she appeared alongside her husband Prince William – now the heir to the throne – and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to meet the crowds who had gathered at the late monarch's Berkshire residence.
According to The Telegraph, pearls are considered "mourning jewellery" and are thought to commemorate loved ones because they symbolise tears.
They have been a tradition for royal women since Queen Victoria's reign, when she only appeared in strands of pearls following the death of husband Prince Albert in 1861.
Since the late monarch's passing was announced, the princess has been pictured in the same pair of 18-carat gold baroque pearl earrings.
She has previously worn the jewellery from the brand Annoushka – which she has owned since 2012 – for dozens of royal engagements, including Wimbledon.
On Saturday, the Queen Consort was also pictured wearing pearls around her neck at the Accession Council for King Charles III at St James's Palace in London.
Last year, for the funeral of Prince Philip, the Princess of Wales wore a pearl choker necklace and the Bahrain Pearl Earrings loaned to her by the Queen.
During a period of mourning, like this, the royal family is expected to dress differently.
Before the late Duke of Edinburgh was laid to rest in April 2021, members were expected to wear black or dark clothes throughout this time, The Telegraph reported.
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