Camilla pays subtle tribute to Queen Mother with rarely seen brooch at procession

Camilla paid a subtle tribute to the Queen Mother as she wore a rarely seen brooch at Elizabeth II's coffin procession in Edinburgh.

The Queen Consort, 75, was seen wearing a black coat dress with silver detail and a large black feathered hat for the emotional procession from the Palace of Holyroodhouse to St Giles' Cathedral and the vigil that followed.

It was the same dress she previously wore to the funeral of the Duke of Edinburgh – but it was a beautiful diamond brooch that really caught the eye of royal watchers.

Camilla donned the Diamond Thistle Brooch that was often worn by the Queen Mother and was one of her favourite pieces of jewellery.

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The large jewel is made of diamonds and features two thistles – the floral emblem of Scotland – rendered from precious gems.

Queen Elizabeth II used to loan the piece to Camilla to use during her own Scottish engagements and the royal was spotted wearing it earlier this year, according to the Express.

Camilla also donned her four strand pearl necklace with a round diamond clasp and elegant pearl drop earrings.

She followed the procession through Edinburgh on Monday as her husband King Charles III, 73, and his siblings Prince Andrew, Prince Edward and Anne, the Princess Royal, walked behind the late Queen's coffin.

Camilla was joined in the car by Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

The Queen Consort then accompanied the King and other members of the Royal family for a service of prayer and reflection on the life of Elizabeth II at the cathedral.

Charles and Camilla flew in to Scotland to take part in the procession just hours after the new monarch gave his first parliamentary speech as King.

Speaking at Westminster Hall, Charles admitted to feeling "the weight of history" in the days that have followed the Queen's death.

Mourning members of the public will have an opportunity to visit the coffin and pay their respects as Queen Elizabeth II lies in rest in Edinburgh until 3pm on Tuesday.

The coffin will then flown to London and then taken in procession will then be taken in procession to the Palace of Westminster.

Queen Elizabeth will lie in state in Westminster Hall for four days, when the public can again pay their respects.

Her state funeral will take place at Westminster Abbey next Monday, after a procession from the Palace of Westminster that morning.

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