The Queen’s closest friends and family gathered at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday morning for her state burial ceremony. The overflow of affection and mourning demonstrated how much the 96-year-old queen was adored, particularly by her many grandchildren. Lady Louise Windsor, eighteen, has been honoring her grandmother with meaningful jewellery.
On Saturday, all eight of the Queen’s grandkids assembled alongside her coffin for a moment of silence. Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Peter Phillips, Zara Tindall, and James, Viscount Severn joined Louise. On Monday, the family reconnected to walk behind their grandmother’s coffin during her state funeral at Westminster Abbey.
While William and Harry were wearing military gear, Elizabeth’s other kids were permitted to pick their own accessories. Louise chose to emphasize a similarity between herself and her loving “granny.” The 18-year-old wore a silver horse head necklace given to her by her royal grandmother for her 17th birthday at both the vigil and funeral. Both the Queen and her husband, Prince Philip, were keen horse enthusiasts, so this decision appears to be a touching homage from a bereaved grandchild.
The Queen reigned as monarch for a record-breaking 70 years. She had 4 kids at that period — Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward (Louise’s father), as well as eight grandkids and 12 great-grandchildren, all of whom have been in mourning since her death on September 8.
We believe Queen Elizabeth would have appreciated all of these heartfelt tributes to her life and connections with people who knew her best. Other royals, like Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, have been seen wearing jewelry with links to the late monarch, in addition to Louise.
Given how deliberate the Queen was about picking her jewelry items while dealing with dignitaries and international leaders, she would have enjoyed the fact that many of her family members were following her lead.