Throughout her 70-year reign, Queen Elizabeth II has showcased a stunning collection of jewelry, and now that the late monarch has passed away, many are wondering who will inherit her magnificent tiaras, brooches, necklaces and more.
Before her death, Her Majesty lent and donated many pieces of jewelry to various members of the royal family, including Princess Diana, Princess Kate as well as Meghan Markle.
Kate attended Elizabeth’s funeral in September 2022 wearing the late Empress’ four-strand pearl necklace with a diamond pendant in the center. The Queen is known to have worn the necklace in 1983 and even lent it to Diana the year before when the late princess attended a state dinner at Hampton Court Palace. That night, Diana – ex-wife King Charles III – connected the jewelry with the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot tiara, which the Duchess of Cambridge married. Prince Williamalso worn many times.
Pearls were the queen’s favorite adornment. In 2018, she famously gifted Meghan with elegant pearl drop earrings. Suits alums who got married Prince Harry in 2018 wore sparklers to Elizabeth’s funeral.
In addition to pearls, Her Majesty was known for her brooches. In fact, every flamboyant outfit she wore included a glittery addition. In her 96 years, she has debuted hundreds of them, including the crown passed down by Queen Victoria and her grandmother, Queen Mary.
However, some of them were designed especially for Her Majesty, including the aquamarine barrettes commissioned by her parents for the royal family’s 18th birthday. Her parents also gave her a multi-colored shocker after the birth of Charles, her first child.
Queen Elizabeth was honored with a state funeral on 19 September 2022 at Westminster Abbey. In addition to Kate and Meghan, Harry and William were also present, as well as Queen Consort Camilla and King Charles III, who took the throne after the death of his mother.
After the ceremony, a solemn service was held at Windsor Castle. The event will culminate with Elizabeth being buried in a prepared tomb in the King George VI Memorial Chapel at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle alongside her late husband Prince Philip, who died in April 2021 at the age of 99.
Buckingham Palace confirmed on September 8 that the Queen had died at the age of 96.
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