Princess Charlotte wears a horseshoe brooch at the Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte wears a horseshoe brooch at the Queen’s funeral

Princess Charlotte (L), wore a horseshoe-shaped pin - a nod to her great-grandmother (R) who loved horses.  (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte wore a horseshoe-shaped pin in an obvious nod to her horse-loving great-grandmother. (Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte attended the Queen’s funeral wearing a diamond horseshoe brooch.

The piece of jewelery was no doubt a nod to her late great-grandmother, whom she and her siblings affectionately called ‘Gan Gan’.

It is the first time the seven-year-old, who is now third in line to the throne, has ever been seen wearing the jewelery in public.

The young royal was reportedly gifted the diamond horseshoe brooch by the late monarch, the Queen, before she died.

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 Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey on September 19, 2022 in London. (Getty Images)

She pinned the sweet tribute to the left side of her black coat dress, which she teamed with a wide-brimmed hat – the first hat she’s ever been photographed wearing.

The Queen’s well-known love of horses permeated her entire life and she was often seen looking her happiest while attending equestrian events.

She began riding horses at the age of three after being given a Shetland pony by her parents, and is believed to have had more than 100 horses each year.

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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 smiles as she watches troops on horseback at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she watches troops on horseback at The Royal Windsor Horse Show in 1997. (Getty Images)

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

Even in her last portrait, released the day before her funeral, the Queen was seen wearing two teal and diamond brooches. The art deco pieces were created by Boucheron and given to the Queen as an 18th birthday present by her father George VI in 1944.

The Queen wore her signature three-strand pearls and two turquoise and diamond brooches in the last official portrait before her death.  (Getty Images)

The Queen wore her signature three-strand pearls and two turquoise and diamond brooches in the last official portrait before her death. (Getty Images)

Catherine, Princess of Wales wore a pearl and diamond leaf brooch on long-term loan to her from the Queen at Her Majesty’s funeral procession earlier this week.

Camilla, Queen Consort and Sophie, Countess of Wessex also wore pins.

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Wessex after the Queen's funeral.  (Getty Images)

The Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Wessex after the Queen’s funeral. (Getty Images)

The Queen Consort wore the Hesse Diamond Jubilee Brooch, which was given to Queen Victoria by her grandchildren.

Charlotte attended the state funeral with her older brother George, nine, Kate and their father Prince William. Their younger brother Louis, aged four, stayed at home.

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

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

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