Cate Blanchett wears black at Venice after the death of the Queen

Cate Blanchett wears black at Venice after the death of the Queen

Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Jessica Brown Findlay lead the stars wearing all black as they mark their respects to the Queen at the Venice Film Festival closing ceremony

  • The 79th edition of the Venice International Film Festival came to a close on Saturday with the premiere of The Hanging Sun 
  • British stars Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Jessica Brown were seen wearing black at the event as the stars marked their respect to Queen Elizabeth II following her death
  •  Queen Elizabeth II died ‘peacefully’ at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96

Cate Blanchett wore a black gown to the closing ceremony of Venice International Film Festival on Saturday as the stars marked their respect to Queen Elizabeth II following her death. 

The Australian actress, 53, looked elegant in her one-shoulder ensemble as she joined Julianne Moore, 61, and pregnant Jessica Brown Findlay, 32, on the final day of the event. 

The closing ceremony, also served as the premiere for the upcoming noir thriller, The Hanging Sun, in which Jessica stars as one of the lead characters. 



Tribute: Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Jessica Brown Findlay wore black gowns to the closing ceremony of Venice Film Festival as the stars showed their respects to Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday

Cate showed off her tiny waist in the fitted number that fell to the floor with a flowing A-line skirt and was completed with a chiffon cape.

She wore her blonde locks in a chic updo and chose to accessories her look with an array of chunky silver jewellery.

Julianne opted for a voluminous ruched number that featured an off-the-shoulder neckline, with her red hair pulled back into a sleek low bun. 

Radiant: Cate wore her blonde locks in a chic updo and chose to accessories her look with an array of chunky silver jewellery


Glamourous: Cate showed off her tiny waist in the fitted number that fell to the floor with a flowing A-line skirt

Meanwhile, Jessica display her blossoming baby bump in a structured strapless black gown with shimmering details and matching heels as she graced the red carpet.

The actress, who played Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, cradled her baby bump as she attended the closing ceremony and announced the news that she is expecting with her husband Ziggy Heath. 

She wore her brunette locks in a straight style and opted for a slick of bright red lipstick to add a pop of colour to her look, whilst topping her outfit off with long PVC gloves.

Glowing: Julianne opted for a voluminous ruched number that featured an off-the-shoulder neckline


 Chic: The actress wore her red hair pulled back into a sleek low bun

Glowing: Julianne was beaming as she stepped out to the event, adding a sweep on smokey eyeshadow to complete her look

Elsewhere, American actress Tessa Thompson wore a quirky white mini dress with knee-high stockings and a voluminous asymmetric train.  

The Venice Film Festival is the world’s oldest and was first founded in 1932, celebrating filmmaking from around the world. 

Attracting the biggest stars it’s held annually on the island of the Lido in the Venice Lagoon. 

Sensational: Meanwhile, Jessica display her blossoming baby bump in a structured strapless black gown with shimmering details


Congratulations: The actress, who played Lady Sybil in Downton Abbey, cradled her baby bump as she attended the closing ceremony and announced the news that she is expecting with her husband Ziggy Heath

Mourning: During the final day of the festival attendees wore black as they mourned Queen Elizabeth II after she died ‘peacefully’ at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96

During the final day of the festival attendees wore black as they mourned Queen Elizabeth II after she died ‘peacefully’ at Balmoral on Thursday aged 96.

All Her Majesty’s children had rushed to Balmoral after doctors became ‘concerned’ for her health. Hours later she died, surrounded by her family. 

At 6.30pm Thursday her death was confirmed. A Buckingham Palace spokesman said: ‘The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon.’

Couple: Cate was later joined by her husband Andrew Upton, who opted for a smart navy suit with a cream trilby hat 

Sweet: The duo shared a laugh as they graced the red carpet


Alternative: Elsewhere, American actress Tessa Thompson wore a quirky white mini dress with knee-high stockings and a voluminous asymmetric train

Stylish: Swedish model Elsa Hosk also opted for all-black as she donned an edgy leather dress 

‘The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow’. 

The Queen’s death will see Britain and her Commonwealth realms enter into a ten-day period of mourning as millions of her subjects in the UK and abroad come to terms with her passing.

There will also be a celebration of her historic 70-year reign that saw her reach her Platinum Jubilee this year – a landmark unlikely to be reached again by a British monarch.

Graceful: Cate looked sensational as she posed for photos at the event 

Beautiful: Cate showcased her incredible complexion that she enhance with a very subtle makeup look 

Charles, the King, said: ‘The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. 

‘We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

‘During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.’

Adorable: Italian actor Alessandro Borghi, who takes on the lead role in The Hanging Sun, caught the eye in a floral suit as he put on a loved-up display with Irene Forti

Loved-up: Festival hostess Rocio Munoz Morales slipped into a velvet number as she embraced her partner Raoul Bova

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