Will Princess Charlotte Inherit Princess Diana's Most Coveted Heirloom?

Many little girls dream of being a princess one day but Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Prince William and Kate Middleton, doesn't have to dream —  that's actually her reality. While Charlotte may never be queen, she does get to carry the title of princess for the rest of her life. The title comes with certain perks, like never needing a regular job and getting to rub elbows with world leaders. 

Additionally, if you're well versed in your royal fashion, you'll already know that the royal ladies get to wear jewels from other royals when they attend big events. In 2019 Meghan Markle paid tribute to Princess Diana when she dawned one of her gold bangles to an event and most notably Diana's infamous aquamarine ring, which Meghan wore to her wedding reception, per Elle. Kate has also been known to repurpose her late-mother-in-laws jewelry, such as her South Sea Pearl earrings or her massive engagement ring, per Town and Country.

So if Meghan has the bracelets and Kate's got the earrings, then where does that leave Charlotte? What might she inherit from her grandmother?

Charlotte is eager for Diana's tiara

Rumor has it that when Princess Charlotte gets a little older she might get one of her late grandmother Princess Diana's most coveted heirlooms. Sources close to the royal family let slip that as Charlotte is the eldest granddaughter she'll get whichever heirlooms she wants long before Lilibet (Meghan and Harry's daughter) will get a chance, per GoodtoKnow.

Charlotte will likely want to go for the Spencer Tiara, which is currently in her uncle Charles Spencer's possession. However, it's not just Charlotte who has her eye on the tiara either, "William is close with his uncle and has asked if his mother's namesake tiara can be given to Charlotte someday," a source told the outlet. "William is quite aware the Earl has daughters of his own, but the two have agreed that Diana's iconic piece belongs to her first granddaughter." The Spencer Tiara is historically significant because Diana wore it on her wedding day to Prince Charles. It is notably also not part of the royal repertoire of jewels, belonging solely to the Spencer family, making it especially unique, per Cosmopolitan.

What's more, Charlotte is reportedly very much aware she'll get the coveted tiara one day. "Lotte knows all about her 'Granny Diana' – after all, Diana is one of her middle names. She's also seen pictures of her wearing the tiara," a source told New Idea. "Charlotte is more than aware that she's a princess, and she's already got plastic tiaras and gowns to play dress-ups in. It's very cute."

The tiara pales in comparison to what Prince George will get

While Princess Charlotte stands to inherit one of Princess Diana's most iconic pieces, she won't be the only royal with her hands in the treasure chest. While the polite princess is set to inherit a prized piece of jewelry from her late grandmother, Prince George — second in line to the throne after his father — has a substantial windfall headed his way. According to GoodtoKnow, the future king is in for a hefty windfall when he turns 18. The rowdy royal is set to inherit Prince Charles' beloved Highgrove residence, located in Gloucestershire.

According to Express, King Charles bought the sprawling estate in 1980 for $4.4 million. He lived in the stunning residence with his ex-wife, Princess Diana, and their two young children, Prince William and Prince Harry. As it turns out, Prince George will inherit the property because his father and uncle want nothing to do with it, as neither have "fond memories of the place where they watched their parents' marriage collapse." Understandable.

Prince Louis could inherit an unfortunate title

Princess Charlotte will get her grandmother's beloved tiara, and Prince George is set to receive a snazzy new mansion — but what about their younger sibling, Prince Louis? As it turns out, he hasn't been forgotten, but after learning what will be bestowed upon him, he probably wishes he was. According to Express, the mischievous monarch is set to inherit an "unlucky" royal title with a tragic history. Prince William received the title Duke of Cambridge upon his marriage to Kate Middleton in 2011 and will eventually pass it on to one of his sons. While Prince George is first in line to inherit the tragic title, it is expected that he will take the title of Prince of Wales upon his father's succession to the throne, leaving Prince Louis with the miserable moniker.

What makes this dreadful denomination so dreary? The title brought great misfortune to the first four royals who held it. Charles Stuart, the first Duke of Cambridge, died before his first birthday. The second Duke of Cambridge, his brother James Stuart, died tragically at age 3 from what is believed to be smallpox or bubonic plague. The title was then given to Edgar Stuart, an even younger brother, who also died at an early age. Finally, the moniker belonged to Charles Stuart — who sadly died in infancy. 

Luckily, the title no longer seems to be the death sentence it was in the mid-1600s. And fortunately for Louis, he doesn't have a first name associated with bad luck, like John or Richard.