Princess Charlotte to inherit ‘Granny Diana’s’ priceless wedding tiara

All little girls love sparkly pretty things.

But Princess Charlotte looks likely to have the most epic of jewels coming her way one day.

It is thought she will inherit a “priceless” heirloom owned by Princess Diana instead of her baby cousin Lilibet.

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Six-year-old Charlotte will have “the pick of the palace jewels” once she is old enough, leaving her cousin with second choice, Hull Live reports.

Her sparkling inheritance is because her father, Prince William, is second in line to the throne and she is his only daughter, said a source.

A royal insider also claims there are two items, in particular, that would be best suited for Princess Charlotte to inherit.

One of these is said to be the Spencer Tiara, the very same crown worn by Lady Diana on the day of her wedding to Prince Charles on July 29, 1981.

Breaking with tradition: Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Canada in 2016
Breaking with tradition: Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte arrive in Canada in 2016
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The stunning headpiece had been in the Spencer family for almost a century before the royal wedding, and had been worn at the weddings of her two older sisters, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.

The tiara was partly made out of a wedding gift given in 1919 from Lady Sarah Spencer to Lady Cynthia Hamilton, Diana’s grandmother, for her marriage to Viscount Althorp. Other jewels belonging to the Spencer family were also used.

Diana opted to use the Spencer family heirloom rather than borrow one from the Queen’s collection, as Meghan Markle did in 2018.

According to GoodToKnow, Palace sources say discussions are underway to secure the piece, which currently resides with Diana’s youngest brother Charles, 9th Earl Spencer, for Charlotte.

A source claimed: “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.”

Another royal insider told Australian magazine New Idea that Charlotte knows about the tiara through learning about her grandmother Diana, and is looking forard to one day being able to try it on..

They said: ”Lottie knows all about her ‘Granny Diana’ – after all, Diana is one of her middle names. She’s also seen pictures of her wearing the tiara.”

Tradition dictates that brides wait until their wedding day before first wearing the piece, so Charlotte may have to wait a while before she can try on the tiara.

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