HRH Princess Caroline has been named as a beneficiary of the will of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld by French news magazine Le Point.

The Princess had enjoyed a long friendship with the German-born designer, dating from the 1970s, and a life-long relationship with Chanel, for which he was creative director.

According to Le Point, Caroline of Hanover is in line to inherit Lagerfeld’s furniture from his Parisian apartment, alongside three other friends of the designer, and will have her pick of the items.

Lagerfeld dressed the Princess for many occasions, both royal and casual, and she was a regular front row guest at his shows over the years. 

More recently, the ‘Kaiser,’ as he was known, was a regular guest in Monaco, where he owned property, and was the designer for a number of Monaco society events.

The designer, who died of pancreatic cancer more than four years ago, left behind a very complex estate with entities registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. To date, none of the beneficiaries has received a bequest.

Cara Delevingne and other models react while presenting creations by Karl Lagerfeld as part of his Fall/Winter 2019-2020 women’s ready-to-wear collection show for Chanel at the Grand Palais during Paris Fashion Week. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau