In her will, Diana established a “Discretionary Fund” that would benefit her two sons and their future families. A hundred thousand pounds reportedly went into the fund, in addition to accumulated interest and income from the assets of the fund.
In addition to her Will, Princess Diana wrote a “Letter of Wishes” that requested that all of her jewelry and three quarters of her personal belongings (“chattels”) be passed on to her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
While Harry and William were the chief heirs of Diana's estate, the People's Princess' will also listed others whom she wanted to share her wealth, including her butler, Paul Burrell, as well as 17 of her godchildren, according to Worthy.
The youngest of both brothers already had an inheritance from the Queen mother (Queen Elizabeth II's mother) of around $10 million. Plus, he had to share $14 million left by his mother, the late Princess Diana of Wales that was left for him and Prince William.
In a Letter of Wishes Diana wrote the day after she signed the will, she stated that all of her jewellery and three-quarters of her chattels should go to her sons, and the remaining quarter could be split among her 17 godchildren.
In the fall of 2020, Kate debuted a new pendant necklace, which appeared to use precious stones from Princess Diana's famed Saudi suite of sapphires—a gift from the Saudi royal family to the late Princess of Wales on the occasion of her wedding, featuring sapphires and diamonds designed to match her Garrard enagement ...
The duchess selected a symbolic piece of jewelry from her late mother-in-law's jewelry collection to wear during her and Harry's televised, no-holds-barred interview with Oprah in 2021. It was a diamond bracelet and, reportedly, the same one from which the couple selected stones to create Meghan's engagement ring.
Kate Middleton wore a pearl choker that once belonged to Her late Majesty; Meghan wore a pair of pearl and diamond drop earrings that were a gift from the Queen on the occasion of their first joint engagement together in 2018, the same year Meghan married into the family.
"Without William, Kate would curtsy to Camilla; with him, she would not," the source continued. "That's unless Prince Charles is present, in which case she would." The order of curtsying, however, can change. This could happen when people marry into the family.
Radar Online reported in September 2022 that both Meghan and Lilibet will be left out of the Queen's inheritance.
"I've got what my mum left me and without that, we wouldn't have been able to do this," Harry told Oprah in March 2021. "She saw it coming, and I certainly felt her presence throughout this whole process." Prince Harry inherited an estimated $10 million from Princess Diana's estate after her death on August 31, 1997.
The duke recalls meeting Camilla, whom he and his brother called “the other woman,” for the first time, and notes that it was far from a pleasant experience for him. He described their introduction as an “injection,” for which he had to brace himself.
According to Mirror Online, it has been reported that the overall deal is worth up to $100m.
This styling is here to stay, until William succeeds his father on the throne one day. Then, Catherine will be formally known as the Queen Consort or popularly Queen Catherine, as Charles' wife Queen Camilla is now.
This is a loaded question, but the straightforward answer is yes. Princess Catherine will eventually become queen when Prince William is named king. However, that won't happen until his dad, King Charles, steps down as monarch (or passes away).
According to protocol, Meghan is supposed to curtsy to those who outrank her. This includes the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla. Because William is due to be the future King of England, he also receives a curtsy, and by extension so does Kate Middleton.
Camilla wasn't considered a suitable match for the Prince of Wales. Prince Charles and Camilla at a polo match in 1975. Even if Charles had wanted to settle down, he would have encountered those with serious doubts about whether Camilla was an appropriate bride for the heir to the throne.
There are no obligatory codes of behaviour when meeting The Queen or a member of the Royal Family, but many people wish to observe the traditional forms. For men this is a neck bow (from the head only) whilst women do a small curtsy. Other people prefer simply to shake hands in the usual way.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a lucky lady for many reasons. One being that she is now the owner of Princess Diana's most famous jewel. Originally created by British jeweller Garrard, Prince Charles chose this grand sapphire ring for his proposal to Diana in February 1981.
The Duke of Sussex's highly-anticipated memoir Spare has been officially published after days of leaks. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan no longer receive money from the Royal Family, and earn their income from commercial arrangements.
The Crown Jewels are held in trust and are passed from ruler to ruler, meaning King Charles III is now the owner of the 100 Crown Jewels that are kept in the Tower of London.
In Spencer, Diana is horrified (though seemingly unsurprised) to discover her husband gave her the same pearl necklace he gave to his then-mistress, Camilla Parker-Bowles. There's no evidence to suggest this gift-giving snafu ever happened (or that she ate them at the dinner table).
The choker, originally given to Queen Mary and then inherited by Queen Elizabeth II, was gifted to Princess Diana after her wedding to Prince Charles. It was eventually returned to Queen Elizabeth upon the princess's death in 1997.
She famously wore the emerald ring for a birthday appearance at the Tate Gallery in July 1997. She also often wore no rings at all during that final year of her life. What is this? More than two decades later, the aquamarine ring reappeared on Prince Harry's wife, Meghan Markle.