PRINCESS Charlotte will have to wait for a very special occasion before being allowed to don a tiara like mum Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge.
Princess Charlotte may be only five but has already joined her parents Prince William and Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge on several official engagements through the years. The young Princess of Cambridge is likely to take on more duties as she grows up and she takes on a supporting role to help her elder brother Prince George prepare for his future role. But Charlotte will need to wait for a very special occasion before she is allowed to don a tiara when representing the Royal Family in an official capacity.
According to French magazine Gala, the princess will have to wait for her wedding day before diadems are added to her personal wardrobe.
The delay is part of a Royal Family tradition which has been followed by generations of royal women, including the Queen and the Duchess of Cambridge.
Her Majesty was first pictured wearing a tiara on her wedding day to Prince Philip in 1947, when she sported her grandmother’s beloved Fringe Tiara.
And in 2011, Kate was lent the Cartier Halo Tiara to complete her outfit on her wedding day to Prince William and she has since been granted permission to use other diadems in the royal jewellery collection.
Princess Charlotte will have to wait a long time before she is allowed to wear a tiara (Image: GETTY)
Princess Charlotte will have to wait until her wedding to don a tiara like other royal ladies (Image: GETTY)
Most recently, Princess Beatrice joined the long line of crowned members of the Royal Family when she wore the Queen Mary Fringe Tiara for her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July.
The lack of a tiara however is not expected to reduce the pressure Princess Charlotte will face in the future as she takes on more and more duties.
Asd the only daughter of the future King and Queen Consort, Charlotte may face the same levels of scrutiny her great-aunt Princess Anne faced in her youth.
The young princess, who is not due to inherit any additional titles from her father in contrast to her brothers George and Louis, could someday inherit the style of Princess Royal from Anne.
Princess Charlotte will play a key supporting role to help Prince George (Image: GETTY)
Princess Charlotte will have years to prepare for her future role (Image: GETTY)
While the title has no clear description, Anne has slowly redefined the role through over 50 years of hard work.
The style has been customarily granted by a sovereign to their eldest daughter since 1631 but Charlotte would only be the eighth person to become Princess Royal in British history.
Her own great-grandmother never became Princess Royal as by the time her father became king in 1936 Princess Mary, George VI’s sister, still held the title.
And Anne was only officially bestowed with the style in 1987, 22 years after Mary’s death.
Princess Charlotte has spent lockdown at Anmer Hall with her family (Image: KENSINGTON PALACE)
Commenting on Charlotte’s future role, royal author Andrew Morton said: “The job of the royal child with an elder brother or sister is to be supportive.
“So the Prince of Wales, later the Duke of Windsor, was always supported by his sister and his three brothers.
“Elizabeth, now the Queen, was always supported by Princess Margaret.
“There is a kind of unwritten code inside the Royal Family that your job as a sibling is to help share the burden of the monarchy.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK