Meghan Markle wears pearl earrings given to her by Queen Elizabeth II during coffin procession

Meghan wore the earrings gifted by Queen Elizabeth II during the procession of the former monarch's coffin on Wednesday

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Meghan Markle wore a pair of pearl earrings, given to her by Queen Elizabeth II, during the procession of the former monarch’s coffin.

The coffin was pulled on a gun carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall on Wednesday afternoon.

King Charles III, Prince William, Prince Harry Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward all followed the coffin on foot alongside Peter Phillips, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of Gloucester and the Earl of Snowdon.

While Meghan, Queen Consort Camilla, Kate, Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex travelled in two cars.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle
Meghan travelled by car during the procession to Westminster Hall
Meghan travelled by car during the procession to Westminster Hall

They travelled in a cortege with police escort vehicles past the Grand Entrance of the palace at around 2.45pm.

The Duchess of Sussex appeared to be wearing a set of pearl earrings given to her by Queen Elizabeth II shortly after her marriage to Harry in 2018.

Meghan was also seen wearing the same earrings during her only solo engagement with Queen Elizabeth II in June 2018.

Thousands lined the streets during the procession as they paid their own tributes to the former monarch.

While thousands more have taken their spots in the queue for the Queen Elizabeth’s lying-in-state as the public begins to pay their final respects.

The line has the capacity to stretch back 10 miles, with no guarantee that everyone who joins it will get to file past the late monarch’s coffin in Westminster Hall.

Nevertheless, people are turning out in droves for the opportunity to say a personal farewell ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral on Monday.