The piece is associated with royals especially because of Queen Victoria, who was so stricken by the death of her husband Prince Albert that she wore a mourning veil for 40 years.
Her Majesty wore such a veil to her father’s funeral, as did her mother and Princess Margaret.
While any widow or someone known the deceased may choose to wear a mourning veil, it is less fashionable now.
It is thought to be tradition a veil is worn to the funeral of a Monarch, however, traditions adapt with time.
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