Lady Louise Windsor and her brother, James, Viscount Severn, gathered with their cousins at today’s vigil around Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin to pay their respects to the late monarch. The ceremony took place at Westminster Hall in London, where the Queen is currently in state.
The eldest child of Prince Edward and Countess of Wessex Sophie wore a dark outfit to honor her late grandmother. She donned a black midi dress, black pumps and black tights, in keeping with royal tradition of wearing stockings at royal events. Louise also wore a gold necklace with a horse pendant in honor of her grandmother. Queen Elizabeth II has always loved horses and made her passion public during her lifetime. At the time of her death, the late monarch owned over 100 horses.
Louise accessorized her outfit with a black velvet headband with flower details.
Louise and James joined their cousins Prince Harry, Prince William, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips at the ceremony, which marked a rare reunion of Queen Elizabeth II’s grandchildren.
Buckingham Palace has said the Queen’s state funeral will take place on September 19 at 11 a.m. The Queen will rest in state at Westminster Hall for four days to allow the public to pay their respects. The fashion industry also joined the grieving nation as the British Fashion Council recommended that the shows for London Fashion Week on September 19 be revamped.
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