As Queen of England, the late Elizabeth II had quite the collection, whether it be estates, jewellery or even art. Naturally, it was passed down to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren after her passing.
Princess inherited Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery
According to Radar Online, Princess Kate is expected to inherit Queen Elizabeth’s jewellery collection, estimated to be worth around $110 million (£90.67 million) and has over 300 personal pieces that belonged to the late Queen and not the Crown.
Among the jewellery the Princess of Wales inherited, it is believed that she was given one of Queen Elizabeth’s most sentimental pieces: The Nizam of Hyderabad necklace.
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Queen Elizabeth’s most sentimental item
Queen Elizabeth was gifted the Nizam of Hyderabad necklace to honour her wedding day with Prince Philip. The Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jah VII invited the then Princess Elizabeth to pick two pieces of jewellery from Cartier as a wedding gift. According to Hello Magazine, the necklace is estimated to be worth around £66.3 million ($80.44 million).
Princess Kate is the only Royal to have worn the necklace besides the late Queen. Indeed Queen Elizabeth lent the necklace to Princess Kate for the National Portrait Gallery in 2014.
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