Meghan Markle Wore Princess Diana’s Jewelry During Her Royal Tour of Australia

Amid all the hoopla surrounding her pregnancy announcement, you may have missed a lovely tribute to the late Princess Diana in Meghan Markle‘s first outfit from her and Prince Harry’s royal tour of Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand.

The first stop on their 16-day visit was to the Admiralty House in Sydney, home to Sir Peter Cosgrove, governor-general of Australia. For her first appearance since revealing that she’s expecting her first child, Markle wore a white sheath dress by local designer Karen Gee (which can be yours for around $1,285, at the current exchange rate) with suede pumps.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 1


The talking point, though, was her jewelry, which she appears to have plucked straight from Princess Diana’s collection.

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit Australia - Day 1


Fans quickly identified her sparkly butterfly earrings as having belonged to the late princess. She wore them in May 1986, while on a royal tour of Canada with Prince Charles.

Diana in Canada

PHOTO: Georges De Keerle

That wasn’t the only accessory Markle borrowed for her trip: The Duchess of Sussex also wore Princess Diana’s bracelet from a 1990 visit to an elderly home in East London.

Diana Visiting Lord Gage Centre In Newham

PHOTO: Tim Graham

According to Hello!, Princess Diana left all of her jewelry to her two sons with the intention of having their future wives wear them one day. Markle’s engagement ring features diamonds from her collection; she also wore one of her most famous pieces—an aquamarine cocktail ring—to her wedding reception, with her now-famous Stella McCartney gown.



Throughout their relationship, Markle and Prince Harry have spoken about how important it is to them to honor the memory of Princess Diana during big milestones. That continues to ring true as they embark on yet another, very exciting chapter.

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