Queen Elizabeth’s eight grandchildren took half in a vigil in The Palace of Westminster earlier this night. Princess Eugenie, Princess Beatrice, Zara Tindall and Lady Louise joined Prince William, Prince Harry, James, Viscount Severn and Peter Phillips beside their grandmother’s coffin for 10 minutes. For the event, the feminine royals wore all-black outfits and black headbands, with two of them choosing a discreet veil over their face. 

Kate, the Princess of Wales has often worn headbands as a key accent to her outfits for varied occasions and appearances through the years. Princess Beatrice can also be a fan of this contemporary model of a hat or fascinator. 

For tonight’s vigil, nonetheless, it was attention-grabbing to see that every one 4 feminine cousins opted for headbands as an alternative of extra conventional hats or fascinators. 

According to The Kit, headbands are “more than simply a bold reimagining of the fustiest form of royal headwear” and padded headbands are stated to supply a contemporary different to “sensible” headpieces. 

Headbands are usually not solely fairly, but it surely’s additionally sensible as they preserve hair off the face which is good for these royals who’re vulnerable to hair touching as a soothing ritual. 

Designer Simone Rocha beforehand informed Vogue: “I like them [headbands] as they frame your face and extend your silhouette.” 

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Zara additionally wore a pair of Rebecca Jet Black Suede Pumps by Emmy London. 

Her headband was by Bee Smith and was the Darcey Black Velvet Veiled Headband with out the elaborations. 

The headband is priced at £180 and is a halo with merry widow veiling and sequin flowers, nonetheless Zara had eliminated the sequin flowers. 

Lady Louise opted for a spherical padded band, which featured a number of looped bows on one aspect. 

Princess Beatrice then again had an extremely thick band with a big stiff rectangle bow. 

Her headband was the Waterfall Bow Band from JBH Millinery and she or he has worn this earlier than. 

As for her outfit, the royal selected a brand new costume from Self Portrait and it was the Black Tailored Crepe and Chiffon Midi Dress. 

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It is a midi wrap costume that “is cut from tailored crepe, chiffon and fine lace”. 

“Designed with a longsleeve bodice that is fitted at the waist and falls to and pleated midi skirt. This style is lined with a self fabric belt and pockets,” the official product description reads and it’s that can be purchased on-line for £400. 

Princess Eugenie then again, selected a Misha Nonoo Honoria Coat in Black which she has worn earlier than. 

The royal additionally selected a pair of Gianviato Rossi Linda Black Suede Pumps. 

Both Zara and Eugenie opted for headbands with veils, additionally known as “mourning veils”. 

The black lace veil is symbolic because it demonstrates that the one who wears it’s in mourning.

There can also be a extra sensible component to the accent: it permits the wearer the privateness to grieve as it’s harder for others to see their face.

This is probably excellent for the women who stood for 10 minutes subsequent to their grandmother’s coffin as tons of of members of the general public handed by to pay their respects. 

Zara accessorised her outfit with a pair of enormous pearl drop stud earrings, Eugenie then again wore a pair of gold hoops. 

Lady Louise was seen sporting a silver necklace, with a horse-shaped pendant.