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Over four billion tuned in to watch Her Majesty's funeral this week, with her closest friends, family, and dignitaries attending a service a Westminster Hall and St George's Chapel.
While watching, many eagle-eyed royal fans have shared the touching meaning behind Princess Charlotte's horseshoe brooch, which she was spotted wearing during the event.
Princess Charlotte wore the delicate horseshoe brooch as she walked alongside her brother, Prince George, at the Queen's funeral on Monday 19 September, with many pointing out that the brooch is the first significant piece of jewellery the young royal has worn.
Some speculated on Twitter that the small horseshoe brooch was a nod to her great-grandmother's love of horses, with one user writing: "Princess Charlotte is wearing her first piece of significant jewelry: a small diamond brooch in the shape of a horseshoe. A lovely tribute to a great-grandmother who so loved horses."
Another speculated it might've been a gift from the Queen herself: "That's beautiful. Maybe a gift from the Queen."
Well, it's since been reported that the brooch was in fact a gift from the Queen to the young princess.
However, the brooch belonged to someone else before Princess Charlotte and the Queen.
One jewellery expert noted: "Princess Charlotte's Brooch. At the funeral of QEII Princess Charlotte of Wales wore a small diamond horseshoe brooch. The BBC states that it was a gift from HM QEII to the Princess."
Fellow poster, Franck @britishroyalfamilywealth, speculated it is a brooch worn by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in the 1920s, explaining it was apparently given to QEQM by Queen Mary.
Charlotte wasn't the only royal suspected to have used jewellery to pay tribute to the Queen as her mother, Catherine, Princess of Wales, was wearing a matching pearl earring/necklace set that was gifted to the late monarch from Japan in the 1970s.
The necklace was one the Queen wore often and that she lent to the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and later Catherine.
Catherine has worn the set twice before, once to celebrate the Queen and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary and for Prince Philip's funeral last year.