Even though she never got the chance to meet her grandma, Princess Charlotte will have a close relationship with the late Princess Diana because to a very special relic that she will receive when she reaches adulthood.
While her mom Kate already has the engagement ring that once belonged to Diana, Charlotte will inherit another truly remarkable piece of her collection of jewelry.
Princess Charlotte, the oldest of her grandchildren, will apparently be given first dibs on Princess Diana’s family jewelry, with The Spencer Tiara being the most wanted piece.
The headpiece made its official, historic, and global debut on her wedding day to Prince Charles in July 1981. It went on display in London in 2022, to celebrate Queen Elizabeth‘s historic 70 years on the throne. At the same time Charlotte’s inheritance was also confirmed.
The sparkling tiara has a central heart that is bordered by continuously extending scrolls, with stars and trumpet-shaped flowers dotted throughout the garland-style design. Round, rose, cushion, and pear-shaped diamonds encrusted in gold are set into the entire piece.
The tiara is currently being looked after by Diana’s younger brother, Earl Charles Spencer, who lives at the family’s Althorp House.
The Spencer tiara had been also worn at the weddings of Diana’s two sisters (Lady Jane in 1978 and Lady Sarah in 1980). Most recently it was worn by a Spencer niece, Celia McCorquodale, the daughter of Diana’s oldest sister Sarah, to her own wedding in 2018.
According to a royal source speaking about the heirloom, “William is close with his uncle and has requested if his mother’s namesake tiara can be presented to Charlotte someday.”
The insider continued: “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.”