How Sarah Ferguson Secretly Honored Queen Elizabeth At Her Funeral
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At Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, many family members paid tribute to her life by wearing special and symbolic jewelry. Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore Elizabeth's diamond and pearl leaf brooch during the coffin procession, and Sarah Ferguson, mother of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice, also wore a significant brooch for the occasion.
Ferguson wore a silver brooch in the shape of a swallow, and as the Mirror pointed out, the swallow is a symbol of love and mourning from the Victorian era. The bird also signifies the hope for a safe return home, and Queen Elizabeth's coffin had to travel from Balmoral Castle to her eternal resting place at Windsor.
Though Ferguson and her ex-husband Prince Andrew divorced in 1996, they still live together at Royal Lodge in Windsor, and Sarah reportedly remained close with Elizabeth and often took care of the queen's dogs. Now that the queen has passed, Andrew and Sarah are taking in her two beloved corgis, Muick and Sandy.
Ferguson also posted a touching tribute to her former mother-in-law on Instagram. "I will always be grateful to her for the generosity she showed me in remaining close to me even after my divorce. I will miss her more than words can express," the Duchess of York wrote in light of the queen's passing.