Princess Anne wears precious earrings as she joins the Queen’s coffin on a trip to London

ByThomas J. Pawlak

Sep 13, 2022

The Princess Royal was alongside her mother this afternoon as the Queen’s coffin was carried from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh before being flown to London and then transported by hearse to Buckingham Palace.

Dressed in an elegant black ensemble, Princess Anne, 72, chose to wear her favorite Grima pearl earrings, which were a gift from her parents in the 1960s and which she wore to her father’s funeral in 2021.

As well as dark occasions, Anne has also sported the precious earrings during happier times, such as her marriage to Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in 1992. He accompanied her to Edinburgh today.

Anne also wore the accessories on her first royal tour, aged 19 and visiting Australia with her mother, as well as during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.

The Princess Royal was alongside her mother this afternoon as the Queen’s coffin was carried from St Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh before being flown to London and then transported by hearse to Buckingham Palace

Dressed in an elegant black ensemble, Princess Anne, 72, chose to wear her favorite Grima pearl earrings, which were a gift from her parents in the 1960s and which she wore to her father's funeral in 2021

Dressed in an elegant black ensemble, Princess Anne, 72, chose to wear her favorite Grima pearl earrings, which were a gift from her parents in the 1960s and which she wore to her father’s funeral in 2021

The earrings are a leaf motif which includes gold, pearls and diamonds and were made by British-Italian jeweler Andrew Grima.

The earrings are a leaf motif which includes gold, pearls and diamonds and were made by British-Italian jeweler Andrew Grima.

As well as dark occasions, Anne also sported the precious earrings during happier times, such as her marriage to Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in 1992 (pictured)

As well as dark occasions, Anne also sported the precious earrings during happier times, such as her marriage to Vice-Admiral Sir Tim Laurence in 1992 (pictured)

The earrings are a leaf motif which includes gold, pearls and diamonds and were made by British-Italian jeweler Andrew Grima.

They’ve been in regular rotation in the Princess Royal’s wardrobe since the 1960s – they were even paired with her stunning wedding dress in 1992.

Max Stone, managing director of luxury jeweler Steven Stone, told Woman & Home of Anne’s earrings: ‘Gifted by the Queen and Prince Philip in the late 1960s, the earrings are the One of Princess Anne’s oldest jewels and has enormous sentimental value.

“Worn frequently in public appearances, the Princess notably wore them on her first royal tour as an adult, to Australia when she was with her mother aged just nineteen, to her wedding to Timothy Laurence in 1992 and at Prince Phillip’s funeral in 2021.

“The retail price of a pair of earrings like Princess Anne’s would be at the peak of $3,600.”

The Queen leaves her beloved Scotland for the last time as her coffin is transported from Edinburgh to London and then transported by hearse to Buckingham Palace – where she will be received by King Charles III, the Queen Consort and the Prince and the Princess of Wales.

They have been in regular rotation in the Princess Royal's wardrobe since the 1960s - even pairing with her stunning wedding dress in 1992. Pictured, Princess Anne at the funeral of Prince Philip of Great Britain Brittany in 2021

They have been in regular rotation in the Princess Royal’s wardrobe since the 1960s – even pairing with her stunning wedding dress in 1992. Pictured, Princess Anne at the funeral of Prince Philip of Great Britain Brittany in 2021

The sound of pipes filled the streets as Her Majesty’s coffin – which was draped in the Royal Scottish Standard and decorated with a large crown – was carried from St Giles’ Cathedral by kilted pallbearers after 4.15pm in a hearse then driven to Edinburgh. Royal Mile.

A guard of honor from the King’s Bodyguard for Scotland and pipers followed the procession to Edinburgh Castle and to Edinburgh Airport Airport.

A sea of ​​thousands of mourners crammed into the capital’s back streets erupted in applause, as the The Scottish flag, the Saltaire, fluttered half-masked from the top of a building. The huge crowd of men, women and children continued to applaud the monarch as the last company of soldiers followed the procession.

At Edinburgh Airport, the Queen will be received by the Royal Regiment of Scotland with a royal salute, before a group of Royal Air Force pallbearers are then on hand to carry the coffin onto the plane – a RAF Globemaster C-17 – accompanied by her daughter the Princess Royal, who traveled with her late mother from Balmoral on Sunday.

Princess Anne and husband Sir Tim Laurence arrive at St Giles Cathedral

Princess Anne and husband Sir Tim Laurence arrive at St Giles Cathedral

Princess Anne watches Queen Elizabeth II's coffin being taken away in a hearse as it leaves St Giles Cathedral

Princess Anne watches Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin being taken away in a hearse as it leaves St Giles Cathedral

The bearer party carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to a hearse as they prepare to leave St Giles Cathedral

The bearer party carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II to a hearse as they prepare to leave St Giles Cathedral

The Princess Royal watches as Queen Elizabeth II's coffin is taken away in a hearse as it leaves St. Giles Cathedral

The Princess Royal watches as Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin is taken away in a hearse as it leaves St. Giles Cathedral

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence watch pallbearers carry Queen Elizabeth II's coffin from St Giles Cathedral

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal and her husband Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence watch pallbearers carry Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin from St Giles Cathedral

The RAF plane is due to take off from the Edinburgh runway at 6 p.m., before landing at RAF Northolt in west London at 6.55 p.m.

The pallbearer group will then carry the Queen’s coffin from the plane to the waiting hearse to begin the journey by road along the A40 towards Buckingham Palace, where tens of thousands of mourners are expected to gather to see Her Majesty.

When it arrives at the palace, another honor guard will be formed by the king’s guard when the coffin arrives at the grand entrance.

The king will be joined by Camilla, Prince William, Kate Middleton and Princess Beatrice as he receives his mother’s coffin at Buckingham Palace, where she spent so many of her decades as sovereign before her death at the Balmoral estate on Thursday in the age of 96.