The year 2022 was a big year for Queen Elizabeth II, who in February celebrated 70 years as Queen of the United Kingdom and 15 Commonwealth realms. This is not only a milestone for her but for the entire world, as she was the first British ruling monarch to reach the seven-decade mark. In fact, she had already made history as the second longest-serving monarch ever. Sadly, on Sept. 8, 2022 Queen Elizabeth II passed away at her home Balmoral Castle in Scottland. Following her death, her son, once Prince Charles, immeditatley became King Charles III.
Decades ago, King Charles III was married to Princess Diana. Sadly, the couple divorced in 1996. Shortly after, Princess Diana lost her life more than two decades ago. Despite this fact, she remains as relevant to the hearts and minds of her supporters as she was the day she died. Her style and elegance, the drama that unfolded in her life, and her philanthropic efforts are still regularly discussed.
One of the most controversial topics discussed regarding the royal family is the extramarital relationship King Charles III shared with Camilla Parker-Bowles. And now, a new twist in the plot has been uncovered regarding the love triangle that once scandalized the British royal family. Camilla, who is now the wife of King Charles III, has been spotted wearing a piece of jewelry that was once a gift to Princess Diana from Queen Elizabeth II. The wedding gift was given to Diana 41 years ago. Read on to see what piece of jewlery Princess Diana once wore but has since been passed on to Camilla.
Years after his divorce and Princess Diana’s passing, in February 2005, King Charles III announced that he was engaged to Camilla after living with her at Clarence House since 2003. King Charles III and Camilla were married on Apr. 9, 2005, in a civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall.
The iconic piece of jewelry that once wore on his previous wife is made of emeralds, diamonds, and rubies. Diana wore the piece as a pendant. Camilla now wears the piece of jewelry as a brooch.
Following the controversial divorce that took place between Princess Diana and King Charles III, the piece of jewelry remained in the British Royal House. In the years following the death of Diana, the jewelry was regarded as one of the greatest treasures left behind by the princess.
It is not uncommon for royal family members to wear jewelry pieces that belonged to deceased family members. But the history shared between these two ladies has caused some outrage with people who remain loyal to Princess Diana. It is unclear whether or not Camilla will continue to wear the jewelry now that enough people are paying attention. But what is clear is that the supporters of Diana will voice their displeasure in a way that cannot be ignored by Camilla each time they see her wearing the jewelry.
Wearing Princess’s Diana’s jewelry is one of the few things that the two women had in common. Harpers Bazaar once noted that Camilla actually had the opportunity to pick up the title “Princess of Wales,” but since the beloved, late Diana was bestowed that title, Camilla avoided it.
Do you think it is proper for Camilla to wear a piece of jewelry that once belonged to Princess Diana? Are you surprised that King Charles III or no other member of the royal family counseled her against wearing the jewelry in front of the public? Let us know, and be sure to pass this along to your loved ones.