When Princess Diana died in August 1997, she had a net worth of approximately £21 million, by then about $31.5 million U.S. dollars.
The bulk of the estate, which included her divorce settlement, all of her funds, stock investments, physical items such as jewelry and clothing, was divided between her sons William and Harry.
How much did Diana leave William?
Diana left her son, Prince William $9 million dollars and began receiving it at the age of 25, but it was not until she was 30 that she was able to receive the full amount.
After Princess Diana’s tragic death, William was allowed to choose a memento from her belongings. The Duke of Cambridge chose to keep a gold Cartier Tank Francaise watch, said watch was a gift from John Spencer, father of the princess, an object of much sentimental value to Diana, who in addition to good taste and lead an altruistic life, also transmitted to William his love for fine jewelry.
The Duke of Cambridge received from his brother Harry the 12-carat blue sapphire and diamond ring that Prince Charles bought for his bride-to-be in 1981. According to reports, the brothers made a pact: whoever got engaged first would give the ring to his future bride.
Kate Middleton, the wife of Prince William has been spotted on several occasions wearing some of Princess Diana’s jewelry. It should be recalled that the people’s princess, in her Letter of Wishes, stated the following:
“I would like you to assign all my jewels to the share that my children will have, so that their wives may, in due course, have or wear them. I leave the exact division of the jewels to their discretion.”
The Duchess has also been seen wearing the Lover’s Knot tiara on formal occasions, as well as sapphire earrings.