Princess Anne recycles a black jacket with a pearl pin from Diana’s funeral in 1997

Princess Anne, 72, has donned a series of all-black outfits since the Queen’s death. However, one outfit, in particular, has caught the interest of fashion-forward royal fans.

While in Edinburgh on September 13, Princess Anne looked poised and stylish in a sleek black jacket fastened with a pearly pin.

The fit and flare jacket sculpted a feminine silhouette, enhancing the regal-friendly ensemble.

It consisted of an elegant ebony pencil skirt, transparent tights and a discreet black helmet.

However, this isn’t the first time Anne has donned the peplum-style jacket.

The mother-of-two previously wore the garment, which is at least 25 years old, to Princess Diana’s funeral in 1997.

This fashion choice proves that royal style is truly timeless.

Princess Anne was a champion of enduring style long before the trend took hold.

Where consumers are now encouraged to recycle, buy vintage and revamp their wardrobes, the thrifty Princess Royal has been a pioneer of sustainable style for decades.


Although the elegant jacket was probably designed for the king rather than bought second-hand, his dedication to timeless style and simple approach to life make his approach to fashion all the more iconic.

The royal previously told Vanity Fair that she chooses to recycle styles “because I’m pretty naughty.”

She added, “I always try to buy stuff and have it made because I just think it’s more fun.”

Princess Anne also shared the importance of making her clothes from local materials.

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She added: “It also helps support those who are still manufacturing in this country.

“We must not forget that we have these skills, and there are still places that are doing a fantastic job.”

During a difficult few days in Scotland, the royal was armed with a ‘Balmoral Blue Jura’ handbag laced with tartan trim, quickly recognized as the one in the Balmoral gift shop near the Queen’s royal estate.

“Love it,” one eagle-eyed royal fan wrote on Instagram.

“You know she didn’t have a black handbag with her when the Queen passed away unexpectedly, so she just sent someone to get one from the gift shop and went about her business. .”

“That’s what I love about Anne,” read a second comment.

Princess Anne said she was “honoured” to have been with her mother, Queen Elizabeth II, when she died.

In a heartfelt statement released just days after Her Majesty’s death, the 72-year-old royal said: “I have been blessed to share the last 24 hours of my dearest mother’s life. It has been an honor and a privilege to accompany him on his last journeys.”