Just a few days after the birth of Lilibet Diana, predictions are already being made about which jewels from the collection of Queen Elizabeth II could inherit the little girl: here they are.
The Queen Elizabeth II jewelry collection it is known for being downright gorgeous and precious. The sovereign is very attached to it and never misses an opportunity to show off gold and refined stones during her outings for social or official events. So it was also for her first public appearance after the funeral of her late husband, Prince Philip. The occasion was this time the G7 and Elizabeth II decided to wear one particular brooch, in the spotlight precisely because it is rumored to be the one that will be inherited to the daughter of Harry and Meghan Markle, the newborn Lilibet Diana. That’s what it is about.
Elizabeth II and the Botswana flower brooch
Accompanying the queen to the G7 were also the couples Carlo and Camilla and William and Kate. But the most showy “company” Elizabeth II wore it, pinned, as usual, to the left side of her floral patterned suit. To complete the look, the sovereign combined a pearl necklace, a black handbag signed by Launer and her inevitable white gloves.
The pinned jewel, the Botswana Flower Brooch, studded with 11 diamonds pure pear-shaped. The flower represented is that of millet, which is the most cultivated cereal in the country and therefore the most important. Was a gift of Festus Mogae, president of Botswana, who personally delivered it to the queen during the meeting of the heads of government of the Commonwealth in 2007. The jewel also has an emotional value, as well as a monetary value. And now it seems that this is the piece from the Elizabeth II collection that Lilibet Diana will inherit.
Lilibet Diana and the Botswana Flower Brooch
Harry and Meghan’s daughter will inherit the Botswana Flower Brooch, at least in the words of the gemologist and Royal Family enthusiast Grant Mobley. His hypothesis dates back to when Meghan was pregnant with her first child, Archie, but the sex of the unborn child was not yet known. There is no inheritance of jewels for male children within the Royal Family, while for girls yes. And so the predictions made then – vanished at the news of the baby boy coming – could be valid today for Lilibet Diana, born just a few days ago, precisely on June 4th.
But why could this pin belong to Lilibet? According to the expert the jewel would be perfect for the Sussex family due to their strong bond with the land from which it comes. “Botswana has an important meaning for Meghan and Harry: after traveling the country together in the first days of their relationship, Harry later chose a Botswana diamond as the main stone of Meghan’s engagement ring“Explained Mobley. The gemologist then made it known how Elizabeth II cares a lot about royal jewels and it seems that the queen, well aware of their economic and emotional value, personally chooses which ones to bequeath to whom.
What is certain is that little Lilibet (which is also the nickname of the sovereign) was born at a time when the relationship between the queen and parents Harry and Meghan are more than tense. The decision to give the baby girl the name Lilibet, paying homage to Elizabeth II, could perhaps change the balance. What is certain is that the elements to decide who to leave the brooch are all there. Now it’s up to the queen to choose.
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