Princess Charlotte wears horseshoe brooch to Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte (L), wore a brooch in the shape of a horse - a nod to her great-grandmother (R) who loved horses.  (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte (L), wore a brooch in the shape of a horse – a nod to her great-grandmother (R) who loved horses. (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte attended the Queen’s funeral today wearing a diamond brooch in the shape of a horseshoe.

The piece of jewelery was undoubtedly a nod to her late great-grandmother, whom she and her siblings fondly called ‘Gana Gana’.

It is the first time the seven-year-old, who is now third in line to the throne, has ever been seen wearing the jewelery in public.

The young royal was reportedly gifted a diamond horseshoe brooch by the late monarch, the Queen, before she died.

Princess Charlotte arrives for the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.  (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte arrives for the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London. (Getty Images)

She pinned the sweet tribute to the left side of her black coat dress, which she paired with a wide-brimmed hat – the first hat she’s ever been pictured wearing.

The Queen’s well-known love of horses spanned her entire life, and she often appeared happiest watching equestrian events.

He began riding horses at the age of three, after being given a Shetland pony by his parents, and is believed to have owned more than 100 horses in any given year.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: (Banned for publication in UK newspapers until 48 hours after date and time) Queen Elizabeth II reviews the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during Para 701, London, 7012 October 701 England.  The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) was formed in October 1947 by King George VI and is commonly known as the 'Gunners'.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II reviews the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery during her 70th Anniversary Parade in Hyde Park in 2017 in London. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches soldiers on horseback at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997.  (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches soldiers on horseback at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)

The Maharaja was also a big fan of brooches and wore them at almost every public engagement. She was known to lend them to other ladies in the family, along with other items in the royal collection.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore a pearl and diamond leaf brooch on long-term loan to her from the Queen to the Queen’s funeral earlier this week.

Camilla, Queen Consort, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex also wore brooches.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Wessex following the Queen's funeral.  (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Wessex following the Queen’s funeral. (Getty Images)

The Queen Consort wore a Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, given to Queen Victoria by her grandchildren.

Charlotte attended the state funeral with her older brother, George, nine, Kate and their father, Prince William. Their younger brother Louis, four, stayed at home.

The siblings attended the funeral, walking behind their great-grandmother’s casket with their extended family members.

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