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Princess Charlotte is expected to inherit Princess Diana 's highly prized heirloom — instead of Lilibet Diana.
According to GoodToKnow, Palace sources have revealed that Charlotte, now aged 6, is set to have "the pick of the palace jewels" once she's old enough.
This is because her father Prince William, 39, is second in line to the throne, and she is the only daughter in his and Kate Middleton's family.
The insider added that two pieces in particular are already being looked at with her in mind.
One of these is understood to be the showstopping Spencer Tiara, the very same crown worn by Lady Diana on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles on 29 July 1981.
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.
She opted to use the family heirloom rather than borrow one of the Queen's for the ceremony, as Meghan Markle did in 2018.
The tiara was partly made out of a a wedding gift given in 1919 from Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, Diana's grandmother, for her marriage to Viscount Althorp. Other jewels belonging to the Spencer family were also used.
Reports say that discussions are already underway to secure the crown, which currently resides with Diana's youngest brother Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, for little Charlotte.
A source told GoodToKnow:
“William is quite aware the earl has daughters of his own, but the two have agreed that Diana’s iconic piece belongs to her first granddaughter.”
A different royal insider told Australian magazine New Idea in an exclusive that Charlotte knows about the tiara through learning about her grandma DIana, and can't wait to one day try it on:
"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"
But she might have to wait until she ties the knot herself before she can show it off, as tradition dictates that brides wait until their wedding day before first wearing the piece
It was also uncovered today that lucky Charlotte is set to become the richest member of the Royal Family and a billionaire.
She could one day be worth a whopping £3.6 billion.
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- Princess Charlotte
- Prince Charles
- Prince Harry
- Prince William
- Princess Diana
- Royal Family
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