Royal heirlooms: Lilibet will get Meghan’s watch while Charlotte could get Diana’s tiara

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THE ROYAL Family pass their impressive jewellery collections down through the generations, and it seems little Lilibet Mountbatten-Windsor and Princess Charlotte could be gifted two stunning jewellery pieces in the future that both hold incredible sentimental value.

Back in 2015, Meghan told HELLO!: “I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch.

“When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.”

Because of its incredible sentimental value, Meghan expressed her wish that the watch would one day belong to her daughter.

Princess Charlotte and Princess Diana

Royal heirlooms: Lilibet will get Meghan’s watch while Charlotte could get Diana’s tiara (Image: GETTY)

Meghan Markle watch

Meghan Markle purchased her Cartier French Tank before becoming a royal (Image: GETTY)

She added: “I had it engraved on the back, “To M.M. From M.M.” and I plan to give it to my daughter one day.

“That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”

In the future, Lilibet’s cousin Princess Charlotte could also be in line to inherit a special family heirloom that was once a firm favourite of her late grandmother, Princess Diana.

For her 1981 wedding to Prince Charles, Lady Diana Spencer bucked royal tradition and opted to wear her family tiara, the Spencer Tiara, rather than a royal diadem from the Queen’s collection.

Princess Diana wearing Spencer Tiara

Princess Diana often wore the Spencer Tiara, a family heirloom (Image: GETTY)

Princess Diana wearing Lover's Knot Tiara

Diana also loved the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara for royal events (Image: GETTY)

When she became a member of the Royal Family, Diana became synonymous with the stunning piece as she frequently wore it to royal events and balls.

While the tiara belongs to the Spencer family, headed by Diana’s brother Earl Spencer, it is believed Charlotte will one day be allowed to wear the tiara.

A source previously claimed to GoodtoKnow: “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.”

As the daughter of a future King, Charlotte will also likely have access to the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara that Diana often wore. Charlotte’s mother Kate also wears it now for state events, making the piece all the more sentimental.

Meghan Markle wearing Diana's diamond bracelet

Meghan wore Diana’s diamond tennis bracelet while appearing at the Salute to Freedom Gala last year (Image: GETTY)

As Prince Harry’s daughter, Lilibet is also likely to be gifted many of the jewels from Diana’s collection that Harry inherited upon his mother’s death in 1997.

Since marrying Prince Harry in 2018, Meghan Markle has been spotted wearing several items from the late Princess’ collection, and Lilibet will no doubt have access to these gems too when she is old enough.

On her wedding day, Meghan wore the aquamarine ring Diana famously sported after her divorce from Prince Charles in the later years of her life.

Meghan was also pictured wearing Diana’s diamond tennis bracelet while appearing at the Salute to Freedom Gala in New York last November.

And Diana’s gold butterfly earrings made an appearance during Meghan and Harry’s royal tour to Australia in 2018.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK

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