Sophie, Countess of Wessex news: Prince Edward’s wife gold necklace with link to royals

In fact, the royal is believed to have a jewellery collection reportedly worth more than £3million.

While Sophie has worn lots of pricey and lavish jewels in the past, she is also the owner of more subtle jewels.

The royal recently sported a simple gold chain which featured a small gold pendant.

The subtle jewel could have had an “empowering” message, according to Claire Adler, jewellery specialist and founder of Claire Adler Luxury PR.


She stated: “There is something undeniably feminine and empowering about a handbag.”

The specialist explained the piece is likely to be rare as there are not many similar designs around.

The minaudière bag featured on the pendant may have also given a nod to the Royal Family as similar styles have been carried by royals.

“Handbag pendants aren’t as common as one might think although there are a fair number of lovely vintage examples online,” Claire continued.

Claire continued: “They are made with precious materials, like gold, enamel and precious gemstones, and appear really compact.

“But then with a click or two, secret compartments unfurl for lipstick, powder compact and even clocks.

“Always useful for keeping the true extent of your vanity and organisational skills under wraps until the situation requires them.”

Like many in the Royal Family, Sophie will often attract attention with her outfits and jewellery she steps out.

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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

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