- Kate Middleton will not inherit Princess Diana’s wedding tiara, but her daughter Charlotte.
- Kate was given the title “Princess of Wales” following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday.
- Greetings! The magazine writes that the tiara her mother-in-law wore to her wedding belongs to the Spencer family.
Kate Middleton, the new Princess of Wales, may not inherit Princess Diana’s wedding tiara, but her daughter Princess Charlotte will inherit it.
Following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday, Prince William and Kate were officially given the titles Prince and Princess of Wales by King Charles III in his first address as monarch. The couple has already updated their social media handles to reflect the change of roles.
Insider’s Jake Epstein and Samantha Grindel report that no one has taken the title “Princess of Wales” since William’s mother, Princess Diana.
Although Kate already has the engagement ring that once belonged to Diana, another piece of her wedding jewelry—the diamond-studded tiara she wore to their 1981 wedding—will reportedly be given to Charlotte .
According to Hello! The magazine, the Spencer tiara, was displayed at an exhibition in London earlier this year with the text that Diana’s eldest granddaughter would one day own the diamond.
“In the mid-1970s, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, inherited the tiara. It was later worn by all three of his daughters at their wedding: Lady Jane in 1978; Lady Sarah in 1980; and finally Lady Diana, the following year. In 1981,” the text read, per outlet. by Charlotte.”
Representatives for the Prince and Princess of Wales did not immediately respond to an insider’s request for comment.
Greetings! writes that the tiara currently remains in the Spencer family. Vogue reported in June that the tiny crown was assembled in 1930 from vintage Spencer gems and diamonds by luxury jeweler Garrard. Central to Diana’s wedding to her grandfather, the floral piece was a gift to Lady Cynthia Hamilton.
Celebrity hairdresser Sam McKnight who worked with Diana also told the publication that the late princess loved the Spencer tiara because it was lightweight and didn’t give her a headache.