The Bugle brooch seen on the Duchess of Cornwall's chest at Prince Philip's funeral on Saturday carried significant meaning. It pointed toward her title of Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles.
99-year-old Prince Philip was laid to rest on Saturday and his daughter-in-law, Camilla Duchess of Cornwall, was sure to wear a special piece of jewelry in honor of the Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Charles's wife sported a Bugle brooch on her black long-line coat at the funeral, which signifies her role as Colonel-in-Chief of The Rifles, which she inherited from Prince Philip last year.
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2019. | Getty Images
PAYING TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCE
The Duke of Edinburgh handed over his position with The Rifles to his daughter-in-law during the summer of last year. It remains a special moment because it was Prince Philip's last public engagement.
During the service, Queen Elizabeth, who sat by herself, wore a statement diamond brooch to her husband of 73 years' funeral.
The Bugle Horn worn by Camilla is seen on every Rifleman's uniform. During the 1800s, the horn replaced the drum and was initially used by the Light Infantry and later Rifle Regiments.
EMOTIONAL PRINCE CHARLES
The Duchess of Cornwall has had to be a source of support for her husband during this time of mourning. Prince Charles and Camilla were seen walking through the Marlborough House gardens, viewing the messages from the public.
The 72-year-old royal and his wife both appeared emotional as they looked at the flowers, gifts, and heartfelt messages of condolences left after Prince Philip's death. In a statement Prince Charles shared:
"My dear Papa was a very special person who I think above all else would have been amazed by the reaction and the touching things that have been said about him."
LAID TO REST
30 of the closest members of the royal family came together on Saturday to attend Prince Philip's funeral at St. Georges Chapel. Due to the COVID-19 regulations in place, the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral was very intimate.
With Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip's four children, and his grandchildren in attendance, only family was present at the sad occasion. Former Buckingham Palace spokesperson shared that the Duke would have preferred it, saying:
"No fuss, no bother. Right through his life, he never knew what all the fuss was about."
THE QUEEN'S BROOCH
The Duchess of Cornwall wasn't the only royal who thought to wear a significant brooch to the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral as his wife also wore a special piece of jewelry on her chest as a tribute.
During the service, Queen Elizabeth, who sat by herself, wore a statement diamond brooch to her husband of 73 years' funeral. The brooch was a gift that her grandmother, Queen Mary, received as a wedding gift in 1893.
As the diamond brooch contains connections to the Queen's ancestors' love stories, it was appropriate to have worn the diamond piece to an occasion that symbolized the end of her love story with Prince Philip.
94-year-old Queen Elizabeth tied the knot with Prince Philip on November 20, 1947, and they would have celebrated 74 years of marriage this year.