How Has Meghan Markle Honored Princess Diana Since Becoming a Royal?

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Meghan Markle at Royal Ascot | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

The entire world was in love with Princess Diana. Even more than two decades after her tragic death, she is still thought about and celebrated constantly. Her sons, Princes William and Harry, do everything that they possibly can in order to ensure that her legacy will never be forgotten, and as it turns out, Meghan Markle is doing just the same.

How has Meghan Markle paid tribute to Princess Diana?

In the short months since Meghan became Duchess of Sussex, she has paid tribute to her late mother in law Diana, on more than one occasion. It is no secret that as Harry’s wife, Meghan has access to some of the most priceless jewels in the world. However, as a sweet and subtle nod to Princess Diana, Meghan has often been photographed wearing pieces that were close to her late mother-in-law’s heart.

What has Meghan been seen wearing?

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Meghan Markle wearing Princess Diana’s ring | Steve Parsons-WPA Pool/Getty Images

On her wedding day, after the ceremony, as Meghan and Harry were on their way to the private reception, fans caught a glimpse of the bride wearing an aquamarine ring that once belonged to Princess Diana. The ring looked stunning on Meghan’s finger. At one point, before Harry presented her with a custom-designed diamond ring that features side stones from Diana’s personal collection, fans speculated that he would use the aquamarine ring to propose.

Diana acquired the 30-carat ring in 1996 and proudly wore it on many occasions. It hadn’t been seen in years until Meghan Markle lifted her hand and waved to cheering fans as she drove off with her new husband.

What other pieces from Princess Diana has Meghan worn?

Shortly after announcing her pregnancy, Meghan was seen wearing a pair of butterfly earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana. She also wore a gold bracelet that she inherited from Harry’s mother and the two pieces accented each other beautifully. The same bracelet was seen on Meghan’s wrist during a performance of Cirque du Soleil, as it perfectly matched her stunning sparkly blue dress.

How else has Meghan honored Diana?

It is not only her amazing jewelry collection that honors Princess Diana. Meghan has worn outfits that have paid subtle tribute to her mother in law. The Duchess was recently photographed on an engagement with Harry showcasing her baby bump in a purple dress with a red coat that was seemingly a nod to an outfit that Diana once wore. The pale pink outfit that Meghan wore to Trooping the Colour closely resembled a pale pink gown that Diana wore to the Berlin opera house over 30 years ago.

Are there any other ways that Meghan has paid homage to Diana?

It hasn’t been just once or twice that Meghan has honored the beloved mother of her husband. It seems that Meghan channels Diana’s style every time she gets a chance, and fans absolutely adore her for it! Meghan attended her first Royal Ascot in an outfit similar to the one Diana wore at the same event. The elegant pantsuit that Meghan wore at the WellChild awards was extremely similar to one that Diana wore in 1990. Even the white shirt and torn jeans that Meghan wore to the Invictus Games before becoming a Royal was just like an outfit seen on Diana many years prior.

It remains to be seen if Meghan will somehow pay tribute to Diana when she and Harry debut their new Royal baby to the world. Perhaps she will honor the grandmother of her child by wearing a special piece of jewelry, or a dress that closely resembles a design that Diana loved. Whatever she chooses, fans are sure that it will honor Diana in the most loving way possible!