How Camilla Subtly Honored Queen Elizabeth II with Her Look

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Photo credit: Chris Jackson - Getty Images

Queen Consort Camilla gave a subtle tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II today with her ensemble for the processional to the historic St. Giles' Cathedral.

This afternoon, the queen's coffin was carried for one mile, from the Throne Room at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, to St. Giles' Cathedral. And behind it walked the late monarch's four children: King Charles III, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

Camilla followed in a car with Prince Edward's wife, Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

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Photo credit: JANE BARLOW - Getty Images

The queen consort looked elegant in a black long-sleeve dress with white detailing and a matching hat embellished with fur. She also accessorized with layered pearl necklaces with a diamond pendant, various gold bracelets, and a stunning large diamond thistle brooch. The beautiful piece was gifted to her by the late Queen Elizabeth.

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

After Camilla and Charles married in 2005, Buckingham Palace announced that Camilla would take on the title Princess Consort once Charles ascended the throne. However, before her death, Queen Elizabeth expressed her "sincere wish" for Camilla to have the title queen consort.

In a letter released the day before her 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne, the late monarch wrote, "When, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service."

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