The Royal Family owns its fair share of absolutely spectacular jewels, antiques, and other longtime heirlooms, but it looks like Princess Charlotte is going to receive one of the Princess Diana’s favorites when she gets older: the Spencer family tiara.
Queen Elizabeth is reportedly taking a closer look at the inheritances for her great-grandchildren. Given that her grandson Prince William is second in line for the throne after his father Prince Charles, his family has the privilege of taking a first look at the generational jewels. His daughter Princess Charlotte is only six years old, but she has plenty to look forward to as she gets older and starts to wear some of the family’s most treasured pieces to public functions. The Spencer family tiara is just one of many accessories that have been set aside for her, but it’s arguably one of the most famous.
The gorgeous headpiece was worn by her late grandmother, Princess Diana, on her wedding day to Prince Charles in 1981. She also donned it at numerous events and outings over the years. It was originally created in the 1930s by the brand Garrard, and it incorporates several pieces of jewelry that Princess Diana’s family already owned. Fun fact: Diana’s two sisters also wore it on their respective wedding days, so it really is passed down from person to person. Moreover, a large the part of the reason that Diana loved the tiara wasn’t just because of its rich history; it was also because it was much lighter than some of the other crowns in the royal berth! (And honestly, who could blame her?)
Princess Charlotte might not be big enough to wear the tiara for the time being, but she’ll surely come to love and appreciate its significance in due time and feel a special connection with her grandmother whenever she wears it. We can’t wait to see when that is!