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

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

The piece of jewellery – the first the seven-year-old royal, who is now third in line to the throne, has ever been seeing wearing in public – was undoubtedly a nod to her late great-grandmother, who she and her siblings affectionally called ‘Gan Gan’.

She wore it pinned on 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.

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

Queen Elizabeth II’s love of horses was well-known and the late monarch was often seen looking happiest when watching equestrian events.

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

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

Charlotte attended the state funeral with her older brother, George, nine, and their parents. Their younger brother Louis, four, stayed home.

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

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 19: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II reviews 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 formed by King George VI in October 1947 and are commonly known as the 'Gunners'. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II reviews the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery during their 70th anniversary parade in Hyde Park in 2017 in London. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II smiling as she watches troops mounted on horses at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II smiling as she watches troops mounted on horses at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)