A historical piece of jewelry adorns Camilla's blazer, which Princess Diana once wore around her neck. Who gave it to Diana? And what is it all about?
It has been 20 years since Princess Diana died in a tragic car accident at the age of 36. What remained of the Royal Family are not only the memories of Lady Di, as she is often called, but also her special jewelry. For example, Duchess Kate received his mother Diana's engagement ring on her engagement to William. The piece of jewelery consists of 14 individual diamonds that surround a 12-carat blue Ceylon sapphire in an oval shape. Meghan's engagement ring also contains gemstones from an old brooch belonging to his mother. And Camilla Parker-Bowles also wears a piece of jewelry from the deceased princess: a brooch that Diana liked to repurpose and wore around her neck.
The rivalry between the two women is obvious. You may find it macabre or not: The former lover and current wife of Prince Charles wears the brooch that Queen Mum gave Diana to Diana in 1981 on public occasions. The piece of jewelery is of historical value: it was originally a present to Princess Alexandra of Denmark for her wedding to King Edward VII in 1863. The princess finally bequeathed it to her daughter-in-law Queen Mary, who she then passed on to her daughter-in-law Queen Elizabeth (Queen Mum) passed on. She probably wanted to keep the tradition alive by passing it on to her daughter-in-law. But she only had two sons-in-law and therefore passed them on to the next generation - Princess Diana. Camilla wore the pendant for the first time in 2006, but as a brooch.