The brooch Princess Charlotte wore to the Queen’s funeral was inherited from her great-great-grandmother, the Queen Mother, royal fans have claimed.
Seven-year-old Charlotte arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat.
It was reported yesterday that the brooch had been a gift from her ‘Gan-Gan’ the Queen and was a fitting nod to Her Majesty’s love of horses.
Now royal fans have noted that it looks identical to the one belonging to the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s. It is believed that she herself received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, the Queen Mary.
Family inheritance? Princess Charlotte, seven, arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat, pictured
Now royal fans have noted that it looks identical to one belonging to the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s (as seen above in 1929). It is believed that she herself received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary
Writing on Instagram, the user with the name historyfamousjewels, wrote: ‘At the funeral of QEII [Queen Elizabeth II] Princess Charlotte of Wales wore a small diamond horseshoe brooch.
‘The BBC says it was a gift from HM QEII to the Princess. Poster companion, Franck @britishroyalfamilywealth acknowledged that this is a brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the 1920s.
‘Franck also noted that Leslie Field said the brooch was donated to QEQM [Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother] by Queen Mary.
“I would like to pay tribute to the composure of the young princess during what must have been an overwhelming experience.
The daughter of the newly-appointed Prince and Princess of Wales pinned a horseshoe-shaped diamond brooch to her black mourning clothes
Pictured here with her brother Prince George, Princess Charlotte’s horseshoe brooch was a nod to the Queen’s love of horses
“Isn’t it nice to know how jewelry is passed down from generation to generation!”
The Queen Mother, who married King George VI, then Duke of York, in 1923, wore the brooch for a portrait taken in 1929.
The delicate piece is shaped like a horseshoe and is covered in sparkling gemstones.
It’s a particularly fitting choice as the Princess of Wales has previously revealed how her daughter inherited Her Majesty’s love of horses.
The royal family used their jewelery to pay tribute to the queen.
It was the only piece of jewelery worn by the daughter of the Prince and Princess of Wales.
Kate Middleton was quoted in 2018 as saying her only daughter inherited the Queen’s passion for horses.
Princess of Wales Kate Middleton wore two jewels that belonged to the late monarch, her husband’s grandmother
The Princess, 40, wore a four-row pearl choker with a central diamond clasp, which the Queen previously wore for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983.
Kate Middleton, 40, also honored Queen Elizabeth II at the state funeral by donning two pieces that once belonged to the late monarch, her husband’s grandmother.
The Princess of Wales arrived at Westminster Abbey wearing a pair of Bahrain pearl earrings and a four-row pearl choker with a central diamond clasp.
Both of these items were from the Queen’s personal collection and the Queen previously wore the choker for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983 and the Bahrain earrings were a gift to the Queen for her wedding in 1947.
The choker beads are believed to have been a gift from the Japanese government, possibly acquired in the 1970s during a state visit to that country.
The collar was constructed by Garrard.
Princess Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey wearing the Bahrain pearl drop earrings and a four-row pearl choker with central diamond clasp, both from the Queen’s personal collection.
Kate previously wore the pieces to the funeral of the Queen’s husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 2021 and was spotted in the earring during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June this year.
In November 1982, the Queen loaned this choker to her new daughter-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales, to wear during a state visit by Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands.
Camilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex at the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II
Camilla’s unique brooch was worn by Her Majesty herself during the Diamond Jubilee. The heart-shaped brooch features the number 60 in Slavic numerals forged in diamonds, surrounded by a cabochon sapphire at the top and two large sapphire drops at the bottom
The Bahraini pearl drop earrings were part of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal collection.
They feature round diamond studs, with baguette-cut diamonds in a typical late 1940s arrangement, as well as drop-shaped pearls.
The Queen Consort, Camilla, who is often seen wearing pearls in public, opted for a diamond brooch on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which once belonged to Queen Victoria.
The unique brooch was worn by Her Majesty herself during the Diamond Jubilee.
The heart-shaped brooch bears the number 60 in Slavic numerals forged in diamonds, surrounded by a cabochon sapphire at the top and two large drops of sapphire at the bottom.
Lady Louise Windsor, (pictured) who is the eldest of the Queen’s younger son Prince Edward, wore a simple silver necklace with a horse pendant to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (pictured) also opted for pearl earrings at the Queen’s funeral as a mark of respect
The brooch was given to Queen Victoria by her grandchildren. And Camilla may have worn it to mark the fact that Queen Elizabeth II was the longest-serving monarch.
Meghan Markle notably wore the pearl and diamond drop earrings that the queen gave her during their first engagement together in 2018.
A smaller version of the Queen Mary’s Button earrings that the royal wore almost every day, the pair are believed to have come straight from Her Majesty’s personal jewelery collection.
The Duchess of Sussex also wore the special ensemble on Wednesday, as the Queen’s coffin was transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.
Meghan’s choice of pearl earrings is important because the royal tradition of wearing pearls dates back to Queen Victoria
The younger members of the royal family also paid homage to the late monarch through their clothing choices.
Lady Louise Windsor, who is the eldest of the Queen’s younger son Prince Edward, wore a simple silver necklace with a horse pendant to the funeral.
Like Charlotte, Lady Louise’s choice is believed to symbolize a shared love of horses with the Queen.
Louise paired the necklace with a traditional all-black outfit, as well as a padded headband with a bow.
Lady Louise was considered one of the late Queen’s favorite grandchildren and shared the pleasure of riding a horse-drawn carriage with Prince Philip.