Princess Charlotte wears a horseshoe brooch to the Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte wears a horseshoe brooch to the Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte (C) wore a brooch in the shape of a horseshoe - a nod to her great-grandmother (R) who loved horses.  (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte wore a brooch in the shape of a horseshoe in an apparent nod to her horse-loving great-grandmother. (Getty Images)

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

The piece of jewelery was undoubtedly a nod to her late great-grandmother, whom she and her sisters affectionately called ‘Gan Gan’.

This is the first time the seven-year-old, who is third in line to the throne, has been seen wearing a piece of jewelery in public.

The late monarch, the Queen, reportedly presented the young royal with a diamond studded brooch before she died.

Princess Charlotte arrives for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London.  (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte arrives for the Queen’s State Funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London. (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 has been very familiar with horses throughout her life, and has often been seen looking her happiest while watching equestrian events.

She started riding horses at the age of three, having been given a horse from Shetland by her parents, and is thought to have owned more than 100 horses in any given year.

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: (TO BE PUBLISHED IN UK NEWSPAPERS WITHIN 48 HOURS AFTER DATE AND SONG OF CREATION) Queen Elizabeth II reviews the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery during its 70th anniversary parade in Hyde Park on October 19, 2017 in London, England.  The King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery (KTRHA) was established by King George VI in October 1947 and are commonly known as 'Gunners'.  (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

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

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

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches troop mounted 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 to lend them to other female family members, along with other items from the royal collection.

Catherine, Princess of Wales wore a pearl and diamond leaf brooch on long-term loan from the Queen to the Queen’s funeral procession earlier this week.

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

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

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

The Queen Consort wore the Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, 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, aged four, stayed at home.

The siblings took part in the funeral procession, walking behind their great-grandmother’s casket with their extended family members.

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

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