Did Meghan Markle Really Get a Tattoo Like Kate Middleton’s?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just finished a royal tour of Morocco. Fans have been following every aspect of the trip, from what Meghan wore to the places the couple visited. It was noticed, however, that Meghan is now sporting an intricate design on her hand, which has left many people wondering if our beloved Duchess has taken the plunge and gotten a tattoo like another famous Duchess.

Meghan Markle celebrates a Moroccan tradition

As it turns out, the tattoo is not permanent (reminiscent of Kate Middleton’s semi-permanent tattoo she received from a girl when speaking with Young Asian Voices last year). Like Kate’s, Meghan’s tattoo is also a henna tattoo, which is a tradition in the Moroccan culture that celebrates a woman’s pregnancy. The lovely flower design starts at the tip of Meghan’s index finger and goes a few inches past her wrist, and most can agree that it’s quite flattering.

Sitting next to Prince Harry, Meghan happily received the tattoo during a visit to the Education for All Boarding House in the Atlas Mountains, where the Henna ceremony was held to mark Meghan’s seventh month of pregnancy.

What is the significance of a henna tattoo for pregnant women?

A henna tattoo symbolizes good luck for the mother and the baby and is quite popular in the Moroccan culture. It is applied during times of happiness and celebration, so it’s only fitting for Meghan to receive the honor during her visit to the country. The Duchess patiently sat while the design was painted onto her hand, and was quite pleased with the finished result.

Meghan Markle's tattoo on her hand
Meghan Markle’s tattoo | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

How else are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrating her pregnancy?

The royal couple is no doubt delighted to welcome their first child this spring! Meghan recently celebrated with friends at a lavish New York City baby shower that was hosted by her pal Serena Williams. It remains to be seen if another gathering will take place back home at Kensington Palace, this time with members of the royal family, including Kate Middleton, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, and of course, the queen.

Is the royal family excited to welcome the newest member?

Meghan and Harry in Morocco
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the residence of King Mohammed VI of Morocco | Yui Mok – Pool / Getty Images

They certainly are! Kate Middleton told fans that her children are extremely excited to be welcoming their new cousin, and she and Prince William are most definitely bursting with joy over welcoming a new royal niece or nephew. Prince Charles is said to be delighted, as is his wife, Camilla. Queen Elizabeth is likely one of the most excited members of the family, as she dotes on all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and Meghan and Harry’s child is a welcome addition.

What is next for Meghan and Harry?

Their trip to Morocco is to be the last one they will take before the arrival of the new baby. Their visit was for the purpose of promoting gender equality, something that is close to Meghan’s heart. She seemed to have a great time during the visit, interacting with locals, and taking part in local customs.

What else have Meghan and Harry done in Morocco?

The royal couple has had a packed schedule during their time in Morocco. They made a stop at the Moroccan Royal Federation of Equestrian Sports, as well as a visit to the town of Asni, where they learned about an organization which builds boarding houses for young girls. Fans in the country were delighted to meet and spend time with the royal couple, and celebrate the upcoming arrival of the new royal baby!