Meghan Markle's sweet tribute to Princess Diana in new portrait

Lawrence Kim
October 18, 2020

Along with husband Prince Harry, the pair were pictured together for their first professional photoshoot after stepping back from royal duties in March.

The black and white photograph, taken by photographer Matt Sayles, was released ahead of the couple appearing in the TIME100 Talks on Tuesday, which will focus on the State of Our Shared Digital Experience.

The former actress seems to be wearing a watch on her wrist that is identical to the Cartier Tank Française style beloved of the late Diana.

The 39-year-old wore one of her signature looks - a chic Alexander McQueen trouser suit.

It's hard to tell in the new black-and-white portrait if the watch is tw0-tone or not, but in another recent appearance, during Fortune's Most Powerful Women virtual summit, the Duchess was seen in full color wearing what appeared to be a fully gold watch-leading royal watchers to speculate that it may have been Diana's.

The former American actress is already the lucky owner of some other lovely pieces from Diana's collection. It is thought to be a present from Harry, which he gifted before the couple were engaged. In fact, she had even bought one for herself in 2012, when the show was renewed for its third season. In the past, the Duchess has been spotted sporting Diana's butterfly earrings, gold bracelet, aquamarine cocktail ring, and more. "That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them".

In a 2017 interview with the BBC to mark her upcoming nuptials, Meghan said: "Everything about Harry's thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Diana's stones] and obviously not being able to meet his mum, it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us". "The episode will feature conversations with a range of guests, including Reddit co-founder and founder of 776 Alexis Ohanian, Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa, Center for Humane Technology president and co-founder Tristan Harris, activist and founder of The Loveland Foundation Rachel Cargle, author and co-director of the UCLA Center for Critical Internet Inquiry Safiya U. Noble, disinformation researcher Renée DiResta, Somewhere Good founder Naj Austin, and the hosts of Teenager Therapy".

The Duchess also had it engraved at the time and hopes to pass on to her own daughter one day.

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