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1 November 2021, 12:50
Princess Charlotte has reportedly been chosen to inherit Princess Diana's iconic wedding tiara, also known as the Spencer Tiara.
According to reports, once Charlotte comes of age, she will have her "pick of the palace jewels" as well as the two items which once belonged to the late Princess Diana.
One of these is the Spencer Tiara, the very piece of jewellery Charlotte's grandmother wore on her wedding day to Prince Charles in 1981.
The tiara is currently safe in the possession of Diana's younger brother, Charles Spencer, who lives at the family's home in Althorp.
According to GoodToKnow, a source told the publication: “William is close with his uncle and has asked if his mother’s namesake tiara can be given to Charlotte someday.
“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.”
The piece of jewellery is especially special to William and his mother's family as it is a Spencer family heirloom instead of one from the royal collection.
Before Diana wore the head piece to marry Charles, the piece of jewellery had already been in her family for almost a decade.
It was created out of the jewels from a wedding gift which was given to Diana's grandmother, Lady Cynthia Hamilton, in 1919 as well as a number of other jewels from the Spencer household.
Prior to her own wedding, Diana also wore the Spencer tiara to watch her sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellows, get married in 1980 and 1978.