Sophie, who much like the Duchess of Cambridge, often turns to British designers to create tailored, feminine pieces for formal events, chose to wear a dress from one of her go-to designers, Suzannah London.
The royal turned to the label for the elegant and appropriate piece for Prince Philip’s funeral – a high-neck tailored dress, a black version of the label’s Evangeline style which she also owns in white. According to HELLO, it’s unknown whether the dress was made specially for the funeral or was a piece already commissioned in the event that mourning dress was required.
Sophie completed the look with a diamond brooch and pearl earrings, alongside a black straw headband by royal-loved milliner Jane Taylor.
Suzannah London’s founder Suzannah Crabb previously told HELLO about dressing Sophie, revealing, ‘I deal with her [personally], which is really nice. And she also has a lady in waiting who’s great to work with, too. She’s super supportive.’
The designer said one of Sophie’s favourite Suzannah London pieces is the vibrant green A-line dress she’s worn multiple times, telling the publication during an Instagram Live, ‘She’s worn it four, five, maybe six times. It’s definitely her favourite.’ The designer added, ‘It’s a really good standout [look]… very 1950s, kind of Kelly green, I would say!’
Other elegant mourning dress codes adopted at Prince Philip’s funeral included the Duchess of Cambridge wearing a chic black Catherine Walker coat and black Roland Mouret dress, finishing the look with a Japanese pearl choker necklace, a piece borrowed from the Queen’s collection that Kate was previously photographed wearing to the Queen and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary dinner at Windsor Castle in 2017. The choker was commissioned by the Queen using pearls that were a gift from the Japanese government, fastened with a diamond clasp.
The necklace was also worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1982. Kate completed her outfit with a recycled Philip Treacy fascinator.