The Sun: Camilla's Brooch Looks Similar to Princess Diana's Diamond and Emerald Necklace
According to reports, the diamond and emerald necklace is over 150 years and was given to Princess Diana by her royal majesty, The Queen to celebrate her marriage to Prince Charles.
The most famous sighting of the rare necklace was when it was worn by the Princess in April 1986, when she visited the Vienna Burgh Theatre. Then, she matched the chain with a stunning sequined green dress and equal emerald earrings.
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Today Her Majesty The Queen hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace to mark the 50th anniversary of the Investiture of The Prince of Wales. The reception was attended by The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, and other members of the Royal Family. Prince Charles was created The Prince of Wales aged 9 on July 26th 1958. HRH was formally invested with the title by Her Majesty on July 1st 1969. Guests at the reception included representatives from The Prince’s charities and Patronages in Wales. 📸 2: PA
However, since the rare piece is a property of The Queen, it was automatically added to Camilla’s collection. On this fact, the Duchess, now 71, has made several changes to the necklace.
It has now been redesigned as a brooch, and she was spotted wearing it to the Buckingham Palace as the royal family celebrated her husband, Prince Charles’ 50th anniversary as the Prince of Wales.
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The change has come under heavy criticism from several royal admirers. A social media commenter wrote:
“Not really too comfortable with that… to be honest!”
While another stated:
“Has she no shame?”
Even so, the redesign of the late Princess Diana’s jewelry by Camilla isn’t the first that will come from a royal member.
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The Duchess of Cornwall visited Fulham Palace today to mark the restoration of the Palace and its reopening to the public. The Duchess toured the Palace’s walled garden and walked through the Tudor courtyard, which has been restored using traditional Tudor techniques. Between AD 704 and 1973, Fulham Palace was home to 133 Bishops of London. Catherine of Aragon also lived in the Palace for three years before marrying King Henry VIII and later it was used as an auxiliary military hospital for wounded soldiers during the First World War. 📸 PA
Earlier, the Duchess of Cambridge and wife to Diana’s first son, Kate Middleton altered a jewelry piece which was reported to have been from her late mother-in-law’s collection.
As acquired from Fabulous magazine, Kate Middleton removed diamonds and stud fastening from Diana’s sapphire earrings although she left the original design of the piece.
According to late Princess Diana’s will, all her jewelry were to be shared by her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, and to be used by their wives as they wanted.