Princess Charlotte nods to 'Gan Gan's' love of horses at Queen's funeral with horseshoe brooch

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.

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.

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