Did Charlotte’s funeral brooch belong to the Queen Mother? Princess’ horseshoe pin that was a ‘gift from Gan-Gan’ looks just like one worn by her great-great grandmother in the 1920s

The brooch Princess Charlotte wore to the Queen’s funeral was inherited from her great-great grandmother the Queen Mother, royal fans have claimed. 

Charlotte, seven, arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat. 

It was reported yesterday that the brooch had been a gift from her ‘Gan-Gan’ the Queen, and was a fitting nod to Her Majesty’s love of horses. 

Now royal fans have noted it looks identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s. It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary. 

Family heirloom? Princess Charlotte, seven, arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat, pictured

Family heirloom? Princess Charlotte, seven, arrived at Westminster Abbey with a delicate silver horseshoe pinned to the lapel of her black coat, pictured 

Now royal fans have noted it looks identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s (as seen above in 1929). It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary

Now royal fans have noted it looks identical to one owned by the Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, in the 1920s (as seen above in 1929). It is thought she herself had received it as a gift from her mother-in-law, Queen Mary 

Writing on Instagram, the user by the name of historyfamousjewels, wrote: ‘At the funeral of QEII [Queen Elizabeth II] Princess Charlotte of Wales wore a small diamond horse shoe brooch.

‘The BBC states that it was a gift from HM QEII to the Princess. Fellow poster, Franck @britishroyalfamilywealth recognised that it is a brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the 1920s.

‘Franck also noted that Leslie Field stated that the brooch was given to QEQM [Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother] by Queen Mary.

‘I would like to pay tribute to the composure of the young Princess during what must have been an overwhelming experience.

The daughter of the newly appointed Prince and Princess of Wales pinned a diamond brooch in the shape of a horse shoe to her black mourning clothes

The sentimental horseshoe brooch worn by Princess Charlotte to the Queen's funeral was gifted to the young princess by her great-grandmother

The daughter of the newly appointed Prince and Princess of Wales pinned a diamond brooch in the shape of a horse shoe to her black mourning clothes

Pictured here with her brother Prince George, Princess Charlotte's horseshoe brooch was a nod towards the Queen's love of horses

Pictured here with her brother Prince George, Princess Charlotte’s horseshoe brooch was a nod towards the Queen’s love of horses 

‘Isn’t it delightful to know how jewels are passed down through the generations!’

The Queen Mother, who married King George VI, then Duke of York, in 1923, wore the brooch for a portrait taken in 1929. 

The delicate piece is shaped like a horseshoe and covered in sparkling gems. 

It is a particularly fitting choice as the Princess of Wales has previously revealed how her daughter has inherited Her Majesty’s love of horses. 

The Royal Family used their jewellery as a way to pay tribute to the Queen.  

It was the only piece of jewellery that the Prince and Princess of Wales’ daughter was wearing. 

 Kate Middleton was quoted in 2018 as saying that her only daughter had inherited the Queen’s passion for horses. 

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, wore two pieces of jewellery once belonged to the late monarch, her husband's grandmother

The Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton, wore two pieces of jewellery once belonged to the late monarch, her husband’s grandmother

The Princess, 40, wore a four-strand pearl choker with a centre diamond clasp, which the Queen previously wore for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983

The Princess, 40, wore a four-strand pearl choker with a centre diamond clasp, which the Queen previously wore for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983

Kate Middleton, 40, also honored Queen Elizabeth II at the state funeral by donning two pieces that once belonged to the late monarch, her husband’s grandmother. 

The Princess of Wales arrived at Westminster Abbey wearing a pair of Bahrain pearl drop earrings and a four-strand pearl choker with a centre diamond clasp. 

Both of these items were from the Queen’s personal collection and the Queen previously wore the choker for a state banquet in Bangladesh in 1983 and the Bahrain earrings were a gift to the Queen for her wedding in 1947. 

The pearls of the choker were reportedly a gift from the Japanese government, possibly acquired during the 1970s, when she made a state visit to that nation.

The necklace was constructed by Garrard.

Princess Kate arrived at Westminster Abbey in the Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings and four-strand pearl choker with center diamond clasp, both from the Queen’s personal collection.

Kate previously wore the pieces for the funeral of the Queen’s husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 2021 and was spotted in the earring during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June this year. 

In November 1982, the Queen famously loaned this choker to her new daughter-in-law, Diana, the Princess of Wales, to wear during a state visit from Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. 

Camilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Camilla, Queen Consort, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, Prince George of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales and Sophie, Countess of Wessex during the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Camilla's unique brooch was worn by Her Majesty herself during the Diamond Jubilee. The heart-shaped pin features the number 60 in Slavonic numerals wrought in diamonds, surrounded by a cabochon sapphire at the top and two large sapphire drops at the bottom

Camilla’s unique brooch was worn by Her Majesty herself during the Diamond Jubilee. The heart-shaped pin features the number 60 in Slavonic numerals wrought in diamonds, surrounded by a cabochon sapphire at the top and two large sapphire drops at the bottom

The Bahrain Pearl Drop Earrings were part of Queen Elizabeth II’s royal collection.

They feature round diamond studs, with baguette-cut diamonds in an arrangement typical of the late 1940s, as well as pearls at the drop.

The Queen Consort, Camilla, who is often seen wearing pearls in public opted for a diamond brooch on the day of the Queen’s funeral, which once belonged to Queen Victoria. 

The unique brooch was worn by Her Majesty herself during the Diamond Jubilee. 

The heart-shaped pin features the number 60 in Slavonic numerals wrought in diamonds, surrounded by a cabochon sapphire at the top and two large sapphire drops at the bottom. 

Lady Louise Windsor, (pictured) who is the eldest child of the Queen's youngest son, Prince Edward, wore a simple silver necklace with a horse pendant to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Lady Louise Windsor, (pictured) who is the eldest child of the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, wore a simple silver necklace with a horse pendant to the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (pictured) also opted for pearl earrings at the Queen's funeral as a mark of respect

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, (pictured) also opted for pearl earrings at the Queen’s funeral as a mark of respect 

The brooch was gifted to Queen Victoria by her grandchildren. And Camilla may have worn it to mark the fact that Queen Elizabeth II was the longest serving monarch.

Meghan Markle notably wore the pearl and diamond drop earrings that the Queen gave her during their first engagement together in 2018.  

A smaller version of the Queen Mary’s Button Earrings the royal wore nearly almost every day, the pair reportedly came straight from Her Majesty’s personal jewelry collection.

The Duchess of Sussex also wore the special set on Wednesday, as the Queen’s casket was transported from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall.

Meghan’s choice of pearl earrings are significant as the royals’ tradition of wearing pearls dates back to Queen Victoria

Younger members of the royal family also paid tribute to the late monarch through their sartorial choices. 

Lady Louise Windsor, who is the eldest child of the Queen’s youngest son, Prince Edward, wore a simple silver necklace with a horse pendant to the funeral. 

Like Charlotte, Lady Louise’s choice is believed to symbolise a shared love of horses with the Queen. 

Louise paired the necklace with a traditional all-black outfit, along with a padded headband complete with a bow.

Lady Louise was thought to be one of the favourite grandchildren of the late Queen, and shared an enjoyment of carriage driving with Prince Philip.

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