In 2022, Queen Elizabeth II – the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch – passed away, aged 96.
Of course, the late Queen left behind an enduring legacy – but she also left behind an immense collection of fine clothes, priceless jewels and dazzling tiaras… Items that now belong to the wider British royal family.
And in honour of Her Majesty, various royals have begun wearing these belongings to various engagements.
Read on to see every time a member of the royal family has worn something that once belonged to Queen Elizabeth.
In honour of Remembrance Day, on November 12, 2023, the Princess of Wales attended the National Service of Remembrance at The Cenotaph. For the service, Catherine wore a pair of stunning cluster pearl earrings – earrings that, as confirmed by Kensington Palace, once belonged to the late Queen Elizabeth.
On November 2, Princess Anne attended the Grand Day Choral Evensong Service at Temple Church. And for the occasion, Anne wore one of her late mother’s favourite pieces of clothing: a black woollen cloak from Admiral.
Queen Elizabeth wore the cloak several times during her life; most notably, she wore it in 1968 for her official portraits shot by Cecil Beaton and in 2007 for a photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz.
On October 31, Queen Camilla – during her and King Charles’ royal visit to Kenya – wore a shell-shaped diamond brooch that was beloved and worn numerous times by the late Queen.
Queen Camilla (again)
On October 18, Queen Camilla wore the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara – a tiara Elizabeth wore numerous times during her reign. In fact, several British and Commonwealth banknotes and coins feature a depiction of Elizabeth wearing this tiara.
Princess Catherine (again)
On the one year anniversary of the Queen’s passing, Princess Catherine paid tribute to her late grandmother-in-law in a subtle way. The Princess of Wales was spotted wearing pearl and diamond earrings that once belonged to Elizabeth.
When King Charles was crowned at his coronation in May 2023, the St Edward’s Crown was placed upon his head – just like when his mother was crowned Queen of England during her coronation in 1953.