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Queen Elizabeth II | Source: Getty Images
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Princess Charlotte Wore Jewelry from Great-Grandma While Meghan Appeared in Earrings Similar to Kate's

Gaone Pule
Sep 20, 2022
03:55 P.M.
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  • Princess Charlotte pays tribute to her Gan-Gan with an expensive gift from the Queen.

  • While Meghan Markle and other royal women wore gifts from the monarch, Kate Middleton chose the earrings that belonged to Her Majesty.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton's only daughter, Princess Charlotte, was among the royal women who paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II through jewelry. The young royal wore a piece of jewelry gifted by her great-grandmother.

Queen Elizabeth II was buried on September 19, 2022, in a big and beautiful state ceremony and a military procession. Per BBC, world leaders and foreign royalty joined the Royal Family to bid the British monarch farewell.

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried into The Palace of Westminster by guardsmen, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II carried into The Palace of Westminster by guardsmen, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards during the procession for the Lying-in State of Queen Elizabeth II on September 14, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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Hundreds of thousands of citizens lined the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Her Majesty's coffin that was transported to Windsor, the sovereign's final resting place.

The funeral began with British natives paying their final respects by queuing to see the monarch lying-in-state at Westminster Hall. After that, the Queen's coffin – carried on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy - was drawn by 142 sailors and taken in a procession to Westminster Abbey.

The royal matriarch's son, King Charles III, walked behind her coffin in a procession alongside his siblings, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward.

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The monarch's grandsons, Princes William and Harry, walked side by side behind their father. When the procession reached the abbey, foreign royalty and world leaders stood as the coffin got carried up the aisle. There were 2000 guests in attendance.

Following the service, the Queen's coffin was taken to Wellington Arch, then to its final journey to Windsor Castle and a committal service. A Piper played a lament when the monarch's coffin got lowered into the royal vault.

When attending the somber funeral at Westminster Abbey, members of the Royal Family paid tribute to the sovereign with their accessories.

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Per the Daily Mail, the monarch was well-known for her pearl earrings and collection of brooches throughout her seven-decade-long reign as Britain's head of state. So, in her honor, the royal women and great-granddaughter donned touching jewelry and accessories.

The Queen's daughter-in-law, Sarah Ferguson, wore a diamond swallow brooch to mark Her Majesty's historical reign, which reportedly symbolizes safety. The Duchess of York complemented her outfit with diamond earrings and pinned a diamond-encrusted swallow brooch to the lapel of her coat.

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Camilla, Queen Consort, sported a diamond brooch that once belonged to Queen Victoria. The monarch wore the accessory during the Diamond Jubilee. It is believed that Queen Consort wore it to mark Queen Elizabeth as the longest reigning monarch.

The sovereign's eldest granddaughter, Zara Tindall, opted for pearl earrings. The royal matriarch was rarely pictured without her beloved pearl earrings during her reign. Notably, wearing such earrings has become a royal family mourning tradition.

In addition, the three royal women were not the only ones who paid tribute to the Queen with jewelry pieces. Kate Middleton, Meghan Markle, and Princess Charlotte also paid homage to the monarch with jewelry gifted by her.

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Middleton, Markle & Princess Charlotte Wore Gifts from the Queen

Per People, the sovereign's great-granddaughter, Princess Charlotte of Wales, wore her first piece of significant jewelry to her funeral.

The young royal, who arrived with both her parents and brother at the service, made a subtle nod to the Queen's love for horses.

Princess Charlotte is seen during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Princess Charlotte is seen during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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The princess donned a diamond horseshoe brooch on her black coat – a sentimental brooch gifted by her great-grandmother.

Per Insider, the Duchess of Sussex also sported a jewelry piece that was a present from the Queen. A spokesperson confirmed that she wore pearl and diamond drop earrings to honor the monarch.

Meghan Markle pictured during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Meghan Markle pictured during the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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The earrings were a gift to mark the Queen and the former actress' first solo outing together in Cheshire in the UK in 2018.

The earrings were taken from the sovereign's collection. Markle's sister-in-law, Middleton, has similar earrings too.

Queen Elizabeth II pictured arriving before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II pictured arriving before the Opening of the Flanders' Fields Memorial Garden at Wellington Barracks on November 6, 2014 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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Per People, the Princess of Wales honored Her Majesty by sporting two significant pieces that were once owned by her grandmother-in-law. The royal wore Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and four pearl chokers with a center diamond clasp, both from the Queen's collection.

The royal matriarch wore the striking choker for a state bouquet in Bangladesh in 1983. The Bahrain Drop Earrings were gifted to her on her wedding day in 1947.

Kate Middleton meeting with military personnel during a visit to Army Training Centre Pirbright on September 16, 2022 in Guildford, England | Source: Getty Images

Kate Middleton meeting with military personnel during a visit to Army Training Centre Pirbright on September 16, 2022 in Guildford, England | Source: Getty Images

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Notably, the monarch's granddaughter-in-law also donned the necklace and the earrings at Prince Philip's funeral in April 2021.

The Princess of Wales also donned the pearl drop earrings at the Platinum Jubilee in June 2022. She has worn the pieces from the sovereign on several occasions.

Kate Middleton and Camilla Queen Consort (behind) following the State Gun Carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, in the ceremonial procession on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

Kate Middleton and Camilla Queen Consort (behind) following the State Gun Carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, in the ceremonial procession on September 19, 2022 in London, England | Source: Getty Images

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Per Entertainment Tonight, the Japanese government presented the necklace to the Queen in 1975. However, the jewelry was only worn in 1982.

The monarch borrowed her daughter-in-law, Princess Diana at the time – who was reportedly the inspiration behind the design.

The People's Princess donned the necklace in 1982 while visiting the Netherlands. The Queen loaned the choker to Middleton for the first time in 2017.

Princess Charlotte Will Inherit Her Grandmother's Jewelry over Lilibet

Moreover, the late Princess of Wales has two granddaughters, Princess Charlotte and Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor. Royal experts told Express in April 2022 that only one of the two granddaughters is likely to inherit Princess Diana's iconic jewelry collection.

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A source revealed to the Mirror that the young princess would inherit a "priceless" heirloom previously owned by her late grandmother instead of Lilibet.

In addition, Princess Charlotte will also have "the pick of the palace jewels" once she is old enough because her father, Prince William, is next in line to the throne and is his only daughter.

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The royal commentator claimed that the princess would inherit two items best suited for her – the Spencer Tiara, which her grandmother wore on her wedding day on July 29, 1981.

Palace insiders revealed discussions are underway regarding the security of the heirloom, which is currently in possession of Princess Diana's youngest brother, Charles, Earl Spencer, for Princess Charlotte.

A source claimed: "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."

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