The royal paid homage to Her Majesty by wearing pearl drop earrings, a four-row Japanese pearl choker necklace with a curved diamond clasp, which once belonged to the Queen herself, and a matching multi-strand pearl bracelet.
According to AFP, Kate Middleton wore a necklace with four strings of pearls set with diamonds, which belonged to Queen Elizabeth II. The pearl and diamond necklace was designed by the famous British jeweler Garrard, the first house to be appointed official Crown Jeweler.
The necklace was part of a set which included a tiara, brooch and earrings. The stunning piece was passed down to the Queen Mother, who wore it often until her 2002 death. It was later lent to Princess Kate from Queen Elizabeth.
The Princess of Wales was also seen with a four-row pearl and diamond choker at the Festival of Remembrance event. Then, the following day, accessorised her Catherine Walker coat dress with large pearl and diamond earrings that came to her via Queen Elizabeth.
Matching yellow and white diamond jewellery
Following her wedding to Prince William, Prince Charles gifted the duchess a set of matching yellow and white gold pieces consisting of a ring, a bracelet and a pair of drop earrings she has since worn on multiple occasions.
Perhaps the most famous piece of jewelry Kate inherited from Princess Diana is this sapphire engagement ring. The ring was created by British jeweler Garrard and chosen by Prince Charles for his proposal to Diana in 1981.
They stay safeguarded at the Tower of London in safekeeping for the nation, and when one monarch dies, the crown jewels are immediately passed to their heir.” So the Queen's former crown, sceptre and orb now belong to her son, King Charles III.
The Duchess of Sussex inherited some of her late mother-in-law's most stunning pieces. Before her tragic death, Princess Diana made it clear that she wanted her stunning collection of jewelry to go to her sons' future wives.
Attending the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, Kate Middleton wore a necklace which was once borrowed by Princess Diana and worn by the Queen. The new Princess of Wales was seen wearing the four-strand pearl choker which also featured a diamond clasp, in what appeared to be a subtle tribute to the late monarch.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl explained that, again, in typical royal fashion, “there is a hierarchy in all of this,” she says. “The Queen Consort, really, gets first choice of the Queen's jewelry. And after that is Princess of Wales, of course, Kate.
After the princess' death, most of her personal jewelry was inherited by her two sons Princes William and Harry, with pieces loaned to her during her lifetime being returned to Queen Elizabeth II, where they are most likely to have been inherited by King Charles in 2022.
But she is also in line to inherit a truly remarkable piece that will no doubt mean a great deal to her father, William. Charlotte is set to receive the iconic Spencer tiara, which previously belonged to her late grandmother, Princess Diana.
Representatives told Forbes in 2021 that Harry was not a beneficiary of any of the $100 million left to the royal family by his great-grandmother, the Queen Mother.
While her coffin is draped in the Royal Standard – a flag representing the Sovereign and the UK, it will have the Imperial State Crown mounted on it. Additionally, The Queen's orb and her sceptre will also be spread on her coffin before she is laid to rest.
The final act of pageantry before the Queen's casket was lowered into the Royal Vault was the Lord Chamberlain “breaking” a wand that he then placed on the Queen's coffin. The wand will be buried with her.
Several traditional accouterments were present during Queen Elizabeth II's funeral service at Westminster Abbey in London on Monday, including the Imperial State Crown as well as the Sovereign's Sceptre and the Sovereign's Orb, which were also placed atop the late monarch's coffin.
Margaret chose not to bow her head in respect. Instead, she gave a lazy salute to the casket. that has been compared to shooting away a fly. According to royal experts, Princess Margaret felt as though Princess.
Diana was wearing a ring given to her by Dodi Fayed when she died. It was a £3,000 Bulgari yellow gold band with diamonds. The diamond band set in yellow gold was not an engagement ring and was worn on the fourth finger of her right hand, where her butler Paul Burrell advised her to wear it.
However, one odd fact stood out: her coffin weighed a surprising amount, given how small she was in life. This is because, like Princess Diana and Prince Philip before her, her coffin was lined with lead.
After Diana's tragic death at the age of 36 in a 1997 Paris car crash, her jewelry was inherited by her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. The glittering pieces collected by Diana throughout her married life held enormous sentimental value to both the princess and the princes.
It is said Meghan Markle now owns the impressive aquamarine ring, which adds to her collection of other jewellery gifted to her by Harry from Princess Diana's royal jewellery collection.
Following Diana's death in August 1997, the sapphire ring was inherited by her son Prince Harry, who eventually offered it to his older brother Prince William before he proposed to Kate Middleton with it in 2010.
Therefore, the sovereign prefers to either change her outfits and if she gets bored of them, she sends them to her dressers, who are then allowed to either wear them themselves or sell them.
What happens to the pieces after the funeral? They won't stay with Queen Elizabeth II after the funeral or her burial. According to The Telegraph, they will be removed “in the final moments before the public sees its last images of the monarch's coffin” during her service in St. George's Chapel.
“At the end of the final Hymn, The King will place The Queen's Company Camp Colour of the Grenadier Guards on Her Majesty's Coffin. At the same time, The Lord Chamberlain will "break" his Wand of Office and place it on the Coffin. The burial will only take place this evening, following the funeral.