Princess Charlotte will inherit one of Princess Diana’s famous Spencer Tiara over Lilibeth Diana because she was the late princess’ first granddaughter.
Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, 6, also known as Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, is a member of the British royal family. She is the second child and only daughter of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge. She is fourth in the line of succession to the British throne.
As the only daughter of Kate and Prince William, palace sources have said Charlotte is likely to receive Diana’s family tiara. Several family keepsakes are being set aside for William and Harry’s children from their mother’s estate.
However, one iconic item, Princess Diana’s tiara, which she wore on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, has been placed aside for Princess Charlotte ahead of cousin Lilibet.
Palace insiders have said that little Charlotte will have her “pick of the palace jewels”, but there are a few pieces already being set aside for her. The insider added that two pieces, in particular, are already being looked at with her in mind.
The tiara is currently in the possession of Princess Diana’s younger brother, Charles, 9th Earl Spencer who lives at the family’s Althorp House.
A source said: “(Prince) William is close with his uncle and has asked if his mother’s namesake tiara can be given to Charlotte someday. William is quite aware that earl has daughters of his own, but the two have agreed that Diana’s iconic piece belongs to her first granddaughter.”
The Spencer Tiara was designed by Garrard in the 1930s and was created using other pieces of jewelry that the Spencer family-owned.
The tiara’s heart piece was partly made from a wedding gift given in 1919 from Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, Diana’s grandmother, for her marriage to Viscount Althorp.
This beautiful headpiece had been in the Spencer family for almost a century before Diana’s big day and had been worn at the weddings of her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
As per tradition, royal brides are usually loaned a headpiece or tiara from the Queen for their wedding day.
But, for her nuptials to the Queen’s eldest son, the Prince of Wales, Diana decided to wear one of her own family heirlooms, the Spencer Tiara as opposed to borrowing one of the Queen’s, as Meghan Markle did in 2018 and Kate Middleton did in 2011.
A second insider also revealed that Charlotte is “giddy with excitement” over inheriting the heirloom. The insider says: “Lotte knows all about her “Granny Diana” – after all, Diana is one of her middle names. She’s also seen pictures of her wearing the tiara.”
“Charlotte is more than aware that she’s a princess, and she’s already got plastic tiaras and gowns to play dress-ups in. It’s very cute,” the source added.
Princess Charlotte is expected to inherit some of the Queen’s priceless Crown Jewels.
New Idea’s royal insider even predicted that the six-year-old will receive the Vladimir Tiara that holds emeralds from the Queen’s grandmother, Queen Mary, which is worth in the region of $13 million.
It has also been revealed that Princess Charlotte is set to become the richest member of the Royal Family and a billionaire. She could one day be worth a whopping $4.9 billion.