Queen and Kate Middleton will wear touching jewellery to honour Prince Philip for his funeral

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Prince Philip will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday after he passed away at the age of 99 last Friday.

The coronavirus restrictions mean that only 30 guests can attend the funeral of the late Duke of Edinburgh.

But a number of traditions are likely to be upheld including meaningful jewellery worn by the Queen and Kate Middleton.

Queen Elizabeth II wore the Sapphire Chrysanthemum Brooch in a number of portraits with Prince Philip on their honeymoon at Broadlands, Hampshire, and Birkhall on the Balmoral Estate in 1947.

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A sweet portrait shows the then Princess Elizabeth, aged 21, linked arms with Prince Philip, aged 26, with the beautiful brooch on her lapel.

The sapphire brooch is set in platinum and surrounded by diamonds. It was presented to the then Princess Elizabeth in 1946 after she launched a new oil tanker.

Her Majesty has another poignant brooch in her collection which she wore to announce her engagement to Prince Philip in July 1947.

The Diamond Clematis Brooch is shaped like a clematis with six petals encrusted in diamonds with a single stone in the centre of the flower.

The Royal Family have also revealed that the Duke of Edinburgh also had an “interest in design”.

“The Duke of Edinburgh always had an interest in design. HRH designed a bracelet as his wedding present to The Queen with stones from his mother's tiara,” the Royal Family wrote in a tweet.

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Prince Philip’s mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg, died at Buckingham Palace aged 84, in December 1969.

Prince Philip was given a grand diamond and aquamarine tiara from his mother that had once been one of her own wedding presents.

He then enlisted the help of London-based jewellery firm, Philip Antrobus, to create the stunning bracelet.

The beautiful diamond cuff features three, large, square links connected by vertical sections and is set in platinum.

In 2015 the Queen loaned the bracelet to the Duchess of Cambridge for a state banquet in honour of the President of China.

Kate also re-wore the bracelet to the BAFTAs in 2017 and paired it with an off-shoulder black dress.

The Duchess of Cambridge may wear pearl earrings to the funeral that she has been given on a long-term loan by the Queen.

Kate was pictured wearing the stunning earrings for the Remembrance Day Service in November last year.

Meanwhile the Queen was pictured wearing the particular egg-shaped pearl earrings during a royal walkabout for the Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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