Princess Charlotte wears horseshoe brooch to Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte wears horseshoe brooch to Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte (L) wore a horseshoe brooch – a nod to her great-grandmother (R) who loved horses.  (Getty images)

Princess Charlotte wore a horseshoe brooch in an obvious nod to her horse-loving great-grandmother. (Getty images)

Princess Charlotte attended the Queen’s funeral wearing a diamond horseshoe brooch.

The piece was no doubt a nod to her late great-grandmother, whom she and her siblings affectionately referred to as “Gan Gan.”

It is the first time that the seven-year-old, who is now third in line to the throne, has ever worn a piece of jewelry in public.

The young royal was reportedly given the diamond horseshoe brooch as a gift from the late monarch, the Queen, before she died.

Princess Charlotte arrives for Queen Elizabeth II's state funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.  (Getty images)

Princess Charlotte arrives in London on September 19, 2022 for the Queen’s state funeral at Westminster Abbey. (Getty images)

She pinned the sweet tribute to the left side of her black coat dress, which she paired with a wide-brimmed hat — the first hat she’s ever been pictured wearing.

The Queen’s well-known love for horses permeated her whole life, and she often looked happiest watching equestrian events.

She started riding horses at the age of three, having been given a Shetland pony by her parents, and is believed to have owned over 100 horses in any given year.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: (SUBSCRIBE FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS FROM CREATING DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II assesses the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during their 70th Anniversary Parade in Hyde Park on October 19, 2017 in London, England .  The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) was established in October 1947 by King George VI and is commonly known as the 'Gunners'.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II discusses the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery during their 70th anniversary parade in London’s 2017 Hyde Park. (Getty images)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches troops mounted on horses at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches troops mounted on horses at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)

The Queen was also a big fan of brooches and wore them to almost every public engagement. She was known for lending them to other female relatives, along with other items from the royal collection.

Even her last portrait, released the day before her funeral, showed the queen wearing two aquamarine and diamond brooches. The Art Deco pieces were created by Boucheron and given to the Queen in 1944 as an 18th birthday present from her father George VI.

The Queen wore her signature three-strand pearls and two aquamarine and diamond brooches in the final official portrait before she died.  (Getty images)

The Queen wore her signature three-strand pearls and two aquamarine and diamond brooches in the final official portrait before she died. (Getty images)

Catherine, Princess of Wales, wore a pearl and diamond leaf brooch earlier this week that had been loaned to her for a long time by the Queen at Her Majesty’s funeral procession.

Camilla, the Queen Consort, and Sophie, Countess of Wessex also wore brooches.

The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Wessex after the Queen's funeral.  (Getty images)

The Duchess of Cornwall and Duchess of Wessex after the Queen’s funeral. (Getty images)

The Queen Consort wore the Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, which was given to Queen Victoria by her grandchildren.

Charlotte attended the state funeral with her older brother, George, nine, Kate, and their father, Prince William. Their younger brother Louis, four, stayed at home.

The siblings joined the funeral procession, walking behind their great-grandmother’s coffin with their extended relatives.

Watch: Queen’s children and grandchildren walk behind the coffin at funeral

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