Princess Charlotte to inherit iconic jewelry from Princess Diana
Princess Charlotte will likely inherit Princess Diana’s iconic jewelry collection, according to a royal insider.
As reported by the Daily Star, the late Diana’s eldest granddaughter, Charlotte, six, is expected to be the first to have her “choice of palace jewelry,” including the Spencer Tiara her grandmother wore to her wedding to Prince Charles in nineteen eighty one.
The tiara was also worn by Diana’s older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes, on their weddings and currently resides with her younger brother Charles, 9th Earl Spencer.
This was in part a wedding gift given in 1919 by Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, Diana’s grandmother, for her marriage to Viscount Althorp and other jewelry belonging to the Spencer family also been used.
Prince William and Prince Harry’s mother chose to use the Spencer’s family heirloom rather than borrow one from the Queen’s collection, as Meghan Markle did when she married Harry in 2018 .
Twenty-five years will have passed in August since Diana died in a car crash in Paris and Charlotte is the eldest of her two granddaughters – the other being the daughter of the Duke and Duchess from Sussex, Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor.
According to GoodToKnow magazine, the palace source said: “William is keenly aware that the Earl has his own daughters, but both agreed that Diana’s iconic piece belonged to his first granddaughter.”
Another royal insider told Australian magazine New Idea that Charlotte was familiar with the tiara by learning about her grandmother’s story and was eager to try it one day.
They said, “Lottie knows all about her ‘Grandma Diana’ – after all, Diana is one of her middle names. She has also seen pictures of her wearing the tiara.”
Tradition has it that brides wait until their wedding day before wearing the piece for the first time, so Charlotte may have to wait a bit before she can try on the tiara.
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