11 November 2018

Armistice Jewels at Westminster Abbey

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The British royals wrapped up their commemorations of the centenary of the World War I armistice on Sunday with one more event: a service at Westminster Abbey. The location was especially fitting, as the Abbey houses the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, an unidentified soldier who perished on a European battlefield during the First World War.




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The Queen was joined by the President and First Lady of Germany for the service, demonstrating the friendship that now exists between the former foes.


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The Queen wore her usual pearl earrings and necklace for the service. She secured her poppies with the Jardine Star Brooch, which you can learn about here.


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The Duchess of Cornwall also wore pearls, including her favorite pearl drop earrings and her pearl choker necklace with the gem-set clasp in shades of purple. (More on that necklace here!) She also added a poppy brooch to her ensemble.


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also present at the Abbey for the service.


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Kate wore the same jewels she'd worn earlier for the commemorations at the Cenotaph: her pearl cluster earrings and poppy pin.


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Meghan kept her jewels extremely simple, wearing only a tiny pair of stud earrings.


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One more woman from the royal family was in attendance for the service: the Duchess of Gloucester, who appears to have worn the badge of one of her regiments.