Poor Princess Diana can’t even rest for eternity without Duchess Camilla trying to paw one of her pieces. Camilla stepped out for a celebration of Prince Charles being the Prince of Wales for 50 years, but hawk-eyed royal watchers were mainly focused on one of Camilla’s baubles because it looked familiar. The diamond and emerald pendant may be 150 years old and have belonged to Princess Alexandra, but it was passed down to the Queen Mother who, in the 1980s, gave it to Diana…who wore it out to a royal visit to Austria. Dammit, Camilla. Couldn’t you have just scooped something up at Kay Jewelers?? There is ZERO chance anyone would have seen Diana wear something from there!
The Daily Mail says the antique emerald and diamond brooch was a good pairing for the green dress Camilla wore to the party at Buckingham Palace, but it IS a little odd for the current wife to wear something the deceased ex-wife wore to honor the husband, no?
Camilla wears 150-year-old diamond and emerald heirloom pendant famously worn by Diana https://t.co/s2U6TLLeaq
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) March 6, 2019
Ah, the royal family. They’ll never pass up an opportunity to show they’re just as sleazy and have the same level of self-awareness as a Real Housewives cast. To Camilla’s credit, she does seem to like the pendant more than Diana. The People’s Princess wore it once as a necklace, but Camilla has worn it at a London film premiere in 2006, at the Cheltenham festival in 2012, and then again on Tuesday of this week.
So you’re probably wondering how Camilla laid her paws on Diana’s brooch in the first place. Well, since it’s a royal jewel, it technically belongs to THE QUEEN. That thing has been in the family since King Edward VII gave it to Queen Alexandra (they were only prince and princess at that point) as a wedding present in 1863. It got passed down to the Queen Mother, who gave it to Diana when she married Charles in 1981. She was able to hold onto it even after she and Charles went their separate ways, but an elephant never forgets. After Diana died, QE2 made sure she had all her borrowed jewels back before Elton John could strike the first key of the piano in Westminster Abbey. I’m sure it was more polite than that, but you can never be so sure. Because the royals do stupid (and racist) shit like this with their jewelry, Camilla can rest easy. Wearing the dead ex-wife’s pendant is practically in good taste by comparison!