Visibly emotional, the Princess of Wales was pictured arriving at the private service in her elegant dresscoat by Eponine and smart hat by Sahar Millinery. The mother-of-three chose to pay her respects via the medium of fashion, shunning a black outfit in favour of her understated and respectful look.
The Prince and Princess of Wales, whose visit was delayed due to foggy weather, were greeted by 300 well-wishers gathered in the grounds of the ancient cathedral.
Following the service, Princess Kate and Prince William are set to greet members of the local community in the adjacent cloister, including several residents who have met the late Queen in the past.
St Davids is renowned for being a site of pilgrimage and worship ever since St David, the patron saint of Wales, settled there with his monastic community in the sixth century.
Princess Kate’s choice of mourning attire is always impeccable. We love that she shied away from black, instead opting for a muted shade of maroon.
From subtle tributes to her late grandmother-in-law via her jewellery to the veiled fascinator and silk face mask she wore for Prince Philip’s funeral, the Princess of Wales perfectly marries respect, style and grace.
At the procession of the Queen’s coffin to Westminster Hall last autumn, Kate debuted a statement pearl brooch in the shape of a shamrock as a mark of respect to Her Late Majesty.
The rarely-seen accessory was previously worn by the Queen during her visit to South Korea in 1999 and was a fitting choice for the sombre occasion.
Meanwhile, at the Queen’s state funeral, Princess Kate was the picture of elegance in a Philip Treacy wide-brimmed hat that came complete with a subtle veil.
She accessorised with a delicate pearl necklace to her look that belonged to the Queen and her Bahrain pearl drop earrings.
It wasn’t just Kate elevating her mourning attire, however, with royals including Princess Beatrice and Lady Amelia Spencer sporting mourning bows.