Princess Charlotte paid tribute to her late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II by wearing a meaningful piece of jewellery to the funeral on Monday, September 19.
7-year-old Princess Charlotte of Wales wore a diamond brooch in the shape of a horseshoe on her black coat. Her late great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II was known to be an animal lover, especially horses and corgis and had a passion for horseracing.
Princess Charlotte Tribute To Queen Elizabeth
Writer and editor of The Court Jeweller Lauren Kiehna said the brooch was Princess Charlotte’s first piece of “significant” jewellery. Kiehna wrote, “A lovely tribute to a great-grandmother who so loved horses.”
According to the weekly magazine People, the piece of jewellery pinned to the left side of Princess Charlotte’s coat was gifted to her by the Queen herself. Her mother, Kate Middleton also honoured the late Queen at the funeral proceedings by wearing two pieces that once belonged to her. Middleton wore the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and the pearl choker with a diamond clasp from the Queen’s personal collection.
Princess Charlotte and her brother, Prince George, aged 9, attended Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral and participated in the procession for the Queen at Westminster Abbey. They walked alongside their parents Prince William and Kate Middleton. Prince William and Middleton’s youngest child, Prince Louis, 4, was not in attendance.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George were seen outside Wellington Arch conversing with each other. She appeared to tell her older brother, “You need to bow” as they waited for the Queen’s coffin to pass by. Prince George could be seen listening to his sister’s instructions as she gestured with her fingers.
After the state funeral, Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin was taken to Wellington Arch, and it was driven to Windsor from there. There was a procession to St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. She was then privately interred in the chapel and laid to rest beside her late husband Prince Philip, her sister Princess Margaret, and her parents, King George VI and the Queen Mother.
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