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Royal experts reveal what happens to the Queen's jewellery and clothes following her death

The Princess of Wales will receive the 'lion's share' of the Queen's clothing and jewelery collection, along with the Queen consort, who 'will get first choice', royal experts have claimed.  Pictured are the three royals together in June 2021

The Princess of Wales will receive the ‘lion’s share’ of the Queen’s clothing and jewelery collection, along with the Queen consort, who ‘will get first choice’, royal experts have claimed.

Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward said who the stories will go to will have been “sorted and organized by the Queen some time ago”.

“I imagine that Her Majesty’s personal jewelery will be given to various members of her family. The Princess of Wales as the future Queen receiving the lion’s share,” she explained.

“There are pieces that will remain for the use of the reigning monarch’s wife – in this case Camilla. She will need a large collection to support her constitutional role.

Some items, such as the late monarch’s wedding dress and coronation robe, will be “kept for historical purposes” and “will be displayed”, royal expert Christine Ross told FEMAIL.

The Princess of Wales will receive the 'lion's share' of the Queen's clothing and jewelery collection, along with the Queen consort, who 'will get first choice', royal experts have claimed.  Pictured are the three royals together in June 2021

The Princess of Wales will receive the ‘lion’s share’ of the Queen’s clothing and jewelery collection, along with the Queen consort, who ‘will get first choice’, royal experts have claimed. Pictured are the three royals together in June 2021

Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward said who the articles will go to will have been

Majesty magazine editor Ingrid Seward said who the stories will go to will have been “sorted and organized by the Queen some time ago”. Pictured is the Queen in 2018

From her bright, coordinated outfits to her matching hats and handbags, the Queen has become known for her classic sense of style.

Her Majesty, who was laid to rest at a private funeral service at Windsor Castle on Monday after her state funeral, was rarely seen in the same attire during her 70-year reign – and when she was, her clothes repeated were carefully considered.

With a vast collection of wardrobe and jewelry, the monarch’s passing has left many wondering what might happen to her possessions now.

Royal expert Christine said: ‘I would expect that some of her iconic outfits, such as her Jubilee ensembles or the coats and hats worn at royal weddings, would certainly be preserved for historical purposes.

“The Historic Royal Palaces Collection retains a number of Queen Victoria and Princess Diana’s garments, and Queen Elizabeth’s garments are of equal historical significance and interest.

“I have no doubt that her wedding dress and coronation dress would be held by the Royal Collection Trust and would be on frequent display.”

Experts said some of the Queen's dresses are likely to be given to her grandchildren.  Pictured: The Queen and Prince Philip at the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2020, for which Beatrice wore a dress belonging to the Queen

Experts said some of the Queen’s dresses are likely to be given to her grandchildren. Pictured: The Queen and Prince Philip at the wedding of Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in September 2020, for which Beatrice wore a dress belonging to the Queen

Princess Eugenie added a flash of green to her white wedding dress on her wedding day in October 2018 as she borrowed her grandmother's Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara.

Princess Eugenie added a flash of green to her white wedding dress on her wedding day in October 2018 as she borrowed her grandmother’s Greville Emerald Kokoshnik tiara.

Christine also explained that most of Her Majesty’s Jewels belong to the Crown and will be passed on to the next Sovereign.

She said: “Items from the Queen’s personal collection are said to have been passed on to members of her family, each chosen personally by Her Majesty. Like any treasured heirloom, they are certainly very special pieces.

“I also hope that, like Princess Beatrice’s wedding dress, some of the clothes have been passed down to her grandchildren.

“Many of the Queen’s ball gowns could be changed to suit Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the new Princess of Wales, or even Princess Charlotte and Lilibet in the future.”

Many of the Queen’s possessions are held in trust rather than being part of the monarch’s private collection, meaning her jewelery will remain there.

As King, Charles is now responsible for the Crown Jewels, which have been passed down from British monarchs since the 17th century.

The Queen also has a private jewelry collection, which contains 300 pieces of jewelry, according to The Times, and includes 98 brooches, 46 necklaces, 34 pairs of earrings, 15 rings, 14 watches and five pendants.

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara was made by the illustrious Maison Bolin, one of the oldest jewelers in the world, for Maria Pavlovna, wife of Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia, and presented on her wedding day in 1874 When the revolution broke out the family fled and the tiara was left behind, only to be smuggled out of Russia by a British secret agent (The Queen pictured in the US in 1976)

The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara was made by the illustrious Maison Bolin, one of the oldest jewelers in the world, for Maria Pavlovna, wife of Grand Duke Vladimir of Russia, and presented on her wedding day in 1874 When the revolution broke out the family fled and the tiara was left behind, only to be smuggled out of Russia by a British secret agent (The Queen pictured in the US in 1976)

It is believed that a large part of the collection will go to Queen Consort Camilla and the Princess of Wales.

“There’s a hierarchy to all of this,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight.

“The queen consort, really, gets the first choice of jewelry from the queen. And then it’s the Princess of Wales, of course, Kate. The Duchess of Sussex I’m sure will come for jewelry at some point, but she’s much further down the pecking order.

As for her clothes, royal biographer Brian Hoey previously revealed that once the Queen got tired of her outfits, she would give them to her dressers, who would either wear them or sell them.

“If her dresser wishes to sell an item, she is not permitted to release any information about its previous owner,” Brian wrote in his 2011 book, Not In Front of the Corgis.

“All tags and other evidence that might point to the queen must be removed so no one can trace her origin. All tags found on the garments and anything that could possibly identify them as royalty are erased.

The Queen’s personal dresser, Angela Kelly, explained how the monarch likes her clothes to be ‘tailored and recycled as much as possible’.

“Typically, the lifespan of an outfit can go up to about 25 years,” she wrote in her book The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser, and the Wardrobe.

“Her Majesty is always thrifty and likes her clothes to be adapted and recycled as much as possible… After two or three releases, a piece will have become familiar to the media, so either we will look for ways to modify it or it will become something that is worn on a private holiday to Balmoral or Sandringham.

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