Here’s who will inherit Queen Elizabeth’s most famous tiara

Queen Elizabeth — who died Thursday at age 96 — had one of the largest and most expensive private collections of jewels in the world, and at the heart of it are around 50 stunning tiaras.

What will happen to these tiaras, and who will inherit them, depends on which jewelry collection they come from.

Some of pieces, her crowns & brooches, as well as ceremonial maces & rings form part of the Crown Jewels, which are displayed at Tower of London & are gawked at by around 2.5 million tourists a year. 

This priceless collection of mainly ceremonial items, some of them going back 800 years, belongs not to a person but to the Crown and whoever is the monarch.

The Royal Collection contains royal family’s extensive artworks, largest private collection in world. Together, it makes up more than 1 million objects, some of them going back to time of Henry VIII.

The Royal Collection is in itself divided into two portions. The bulk of the items are held in trust by the monarch of the time. And then there is the queen’s personal collection.

“It is likely that she would want to pass on items from her private collection to her loved ones,”  -Royal Commentator Josh Rom

“The bulk of the collection will pass to Charles — with Camilla as his queen consort — and then Kate, so they may not be left anything big [in the will].”  -Royal Commentator Josh Rom

Over the years, Queen Elizabeth loaned many of them to family members for special events. In 2011 Kate Middleton wore the Cartier Halo tiara, which contains nearly 1,000 diamonds, at her wedding.

Meghan Markle donned Queen Mary’s stunning Art Deco-style Diamond Bandeau for her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry. It was a tiara that hadn’t previously been spotted in public since the 1940s.

So will the queen gift each of these young women the tiaras they wed in?

“She would have things she would want to gift to her loved ones and it makes sense to give them something she knows they will like,” -Royal Commentator Josh Rom