Lady Sarah Chatto opted for a sentimental piece of jewelery as she attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey yesterday.
The Queen’s beloved niece, dressed in an all-black ensemble, wore the Snowdon Flower Brooch, believed to have been a gift from her mother, Princess Margaret.
Margaret, Her Majesty’s younger sister, was given the brooches by her ex-husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, to mark their wedding in 1960.
In recent decades, the late princess’ only daughter Sarah has worn them to important occasions – including her own wedding to husband Daniel Chatto in 1994, where she wore them as a tiara, and to her mother’s funeral in February 2002.
Lady Sarah Chatto opted for a sentimental piece of jewelery as she attended the Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey yesterday (pictured). The Queen’s beloved niece, dressed in an all-black ensemble, wore a Snowdon flower brooch believed to have been a gift from her mother Princess Margaret
In recent decades, the late princess’s only daughter Sarah has worn them to important occasions – including her own wedding to her husband Daniel Chatto in 1994 (pictured left), when she wore them as a tiara, and to her mother’s funeral in February 2002 ( picture on the right)
Sarah, who enjoyed a warm relationship with her aunt throughout her life and remained close to Her Majesty and Prince Philip after her mother’s death in 2002, also wore the jewels to celebrate the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 50th wedding anniversary in 1997.
Princess Margaret’s daughter was visibly emotional as she attended the final tribute to the Queen’s life wearing a black coat and hat.
Sarah, also the daughter of Anthony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl Snowdon, was accompanied by her husband and her sons, including Arthur Chatto, 23, who is training to become an officer in the Royal Marines, and Samuel, 26.
Last week an emotional Sarah attended the service at Westminster Hall after the Queen‘s procession, once again dressed in all black.
Sarah, who is married to Daniel Chatto, was once described by a royal insider as sharing a ‘sense of loyalty, fun, duty and the ridiculous’ with the Queen.
Lady Sarah Chatto pictured here with her husband Daniel Chatto as they attended the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II. Lady Sarah opted for a black coat and clutched a pair of black gloves as she entered Westminster Abbey
Lady Sarah Chatto opted for an all black coat as she attended the funeral of her beloved aunt, Queen Elizabeth II
Lady Sarah Chatto sat behind Princess Beatrice and between her son Arthur Chatto and husband Daniel Chatto
During the state funeral for Queen Elizabeth II, Sarah sat with members of the royal family, including the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal and Princess Beatrice
Members of the royal family viewed the Queen’s coffin as it lay in Westminster Abbey during the state funeral
Samuel and Arthur Chatto pictured at the Queen’s state funeral in Westminster Abbey. Arthur is training to become an officer in the Royal Marines
‘The Queen adores Sarah and seeks out her company as often as possible. She’s her absolute favorite younger royal,’ they said. “They are extremely comfortable in each other’s company. A lot of giggling can be heard when they are together. They share a sense of loyalty, fun, duty and the ridiculous.’
Lady Sarah Chatto was born in 1964 – the last royal baby born in a palace rather than a hospital – within weeks of cousins Prince Edward, Lady Helen Windsor and James Ogilvy.
The Queen has been described as a ‘surrogate mother’ to the siblings and was particularly close to Lady Sarah, who is said to remind Her Majesty of her late sister.
A tearful King Charles III and his grief-stricken family surrounded the Queen’s coffin at her state funeral in a moving and majestic farewell to the late monarch in an extraordinary service followed by a national two-minute silence and Last Post.
Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin with the Imperial Crown resting on top is carried by the pallbearers into Westminster Abbey past the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex stands next to King Charles, Anne, Princess Royal and William, Prince of Wales as they salute during the state funeral
A family in mourning: From left: The Duchess of Sussex, Queen Consort, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Catherine, Princess of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex, stand outside Westminster Abbey after the state funeral
Obligation: Heads bowed, Prince Charlotte and Prince George walk between the Prince and Princess of Wales as they follow the Queen’s coffin into the church
Her Majesty made her final and saddest journey from Westminster Hall to the church where she was married and crowned as Britain mourned its longest-serving monarch and the royals said goodbye to a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her coffin was placed close to the altar with the crown, orb and scepter on top surrounded by flowers chosen by the king from gardens she loved. A card in the flowers on top of the casket read simply: “In loving and affectionate memory. Charles R.”
The Archbishop of Canterbury paid tribute to the Queen’s ‘real life and loving service’ as he delivered the homily at her state funeral, adding: ‘She was happy, present to so many, touched so many lives.’
State trumpeters from the Household Cavalry sounded the final note after the Archbishop of Canterbury’s eulogy over the Queen’s casket and a benediction pronounced by the Dean of Westminster. Two minutes of silence followed across the country before Reveille was sounded by the trumpeters before the National Anthem was sung by the congregation.