The tribute to the Queen in the funeral dress of the Countess of Wessex

Sophie, Countess of Wessex paid a subtle tribute to the queen in her funeral dress. (False images)

Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral was full of tributes to her life and her 70-year reign. From pearl-jeweled guests to her famous headscarf placed on one of her favorite horses, her little touches were everywhere. And an even more subtle tribute came in the form of the dress for Sophie, Countess of Wessex.

Sophie, 57, joined her husband, Prince Edward, and senior members of the royal family for the state funeral at Westminster Abbey on Monday, followed by burial at St George’s Chapel in London Castle. Windsor that same day.

The mother-of-two opted for a black Italian wool and silk satin coat for the somber occasion, as is customary in times of mourning. She wore her hair in a low bun, to make room for her Jane Taylor London hat and pearl and diamond drop earrings to stand out.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey

Sophie, Countess of Wessex paired the embroidered wrap dress with a Jane Taylor Millinery hat. (False images)

Pearls have long been associated with “mourning jewelry” and the tradition in the royal family dates back to the reign of Queen Victoria. But it was the intricate features of Sophie’s wrap dress that showed even more careful attention to detail.

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The elegant mid-length wrap dress, crafted by designer Suzannah London, featured a mandarin collar and three-quarter length sleeves, and was embroidered with an intricate floral design.

But the British designer revealed that the floral embroidery was actually a touching tribute to the Queen.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Sophie, Countess of Wessex depart after attending Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, joined senior members of the royal family to pay their respects to the late monarch. (False images)

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, arrives ahead of Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral

The embroidery on Sophie’s dress was a moving tribute to the late Queen. (False images)

Posting behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram, the brand revealed that the coat was embroidered with the Queen’s favorite flowers, including significant flowers from her bridal bouquet from her 1947 nuptials to Prince Philip.

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The brand said it was an “absolute honor and privilege” to create the design, which featured Lily of the Valley, the Queen’s favorite flower.

Suzannah London worked with Jenny King Embroidery to create the bespoke piece.

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“It is an absolute honor and privilege to have this opportunity to be a small part of modern history yesterday,” Suzannah London wrote on Instagram.

“Thank you to our dedicated team and everyone at @jennykingembroidery for allowing the realization of this beautiful coat dress design for Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex. [sic].”

“Many beautiful panels of Italian wool and silk satin were embroidered as a tribute with Lily of the Valley, Her Majesty’s favorite flowers, intertwined with flowers from her wedding bouquet.”

Tributes to the Queen’s wedding bouquet, which contained rosemary, English oak and myrtle, were also present in the wreath over the Queen’s coffin, at the request of King Charles III.

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