Will Meghan Markle Be Banned From Wearing Princess Diana’s Jewelry After She Steps Down?

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex days as senior royals are winding down and there are lots of questions about what their future outside the royal family will look like.

Many have wondered about some of the privileges they will lose and what Harry’s wife can and can’t wear following Megxit. Here’s more on that and if Meghan will be banned from wearing Princess Diana’s jewelry after stepping down.

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When Meghan has worn her mother-in-law’s jewelry

When Harry proposed to Meghan he gave her a three-stone diamond ring. The center gem comes from Botswana, a country close to the couple’s hearts, and the two smaller stones are from Princess Diana’s personal collection. The retired actress has also honored Harry’s late mother a number of times by wearing other pieces of her jewelry.

Meghan wore a pair of Diana’s butterfly earrings in Australia following the announcement of her pregnancy. While Down Under, the former Suits star donned a simple gold bracelet, which once belonged to the Princess of Wales, with those butterfly studs. Meghan also sported Diana’s aquamarine ring to her and Harry’s wedding reception in 2018.

Will she be banned from wearing those pieces post-Megxit?

So will the duchess still be allowed to continue rocking Diana’s jewels after she and Harry official step down on March 31?

“I don’t think the royal family would strip her of anything like that,” royal expert Emma Forbes told Page Six. “I don’t think it’ll be so much about them taking stuff away from her, but more about how to do things moving forward.”

And, allowing Meghan to keep the jewelry Harry gave her actually falls in line with what the late princess wanted.

In her letter of wishes Prince William and Prince Harry’s mom reportedly wrote, “I would like you to allocate all my jewelry to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it.”

Privileges the duchess will lose following Megxit

Meghan Markle
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Of course, there are a number of privileges the Duchess of Sussex is going to lose after Megxit.

She and Harry will have to start funding several of their own expenses including the cost of their armed security and staff members such as nannies and housekeepers. In addition, any future children they have won’t be considered “royal babies.” Therefore, there will not be a celebration like there was with Archie’s birth and the Buckingham Palace gift shop won’t carry any memorabilia of their new arrival.

Finally, the paparazzi will have free reign to photograph them and use those images. Vanity Fair noted that the British newspapers have an agreement with the palace and will not use pap photos of members of the royal family. However, that is not the case with the press agencies in Canada and the U.S. where the Sussexes are going to be spending a great deal of their time in the future.

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