Meghan Markle Pays Tribute To Princess Diana With Diamond Necklace

It isn’t the first time she’s honored her late mother-in-law through accessories.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex and Princess Diana.
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On May 11, Meghan Markle honored her late mother-in-law in a subtle way. At an event the Duchess of Sussex attended with her husband, Prince Harry, in Abuja, Nigeria, she wore a diamond cross and gold chain necklace, which caught the attention of eagle-eyed royalists.

According to People, the necklace was recently gifted to Markle by Prince Harry and once belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.

This isn’t the first time she’s paid tribute to Diana through accessories. In 2018, Markle stepped out in Diana’s butterfly earrings, and she wore one of her aquamarine rings on her wedding day. Prince Harry also used two diamonds from his mother's personal collection for Markle’s tri-stone engagement ring, which he designed before his 2017 proposal.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in Nigeria as part of the 10th anniversary celebrations of the Invictus Games, co-founded by Harry. The trip comes more than 30 years after King Charles and Princess Diana visited the same region in March 1990.

Meghan Markle in the Nigerian capital of Abuja. KOLA SULAIMON/AFP/Getty Images

Another Princess Diana Tribute

As part of their trip, Harry and Markle visited a school in Abuja on May 10, where the Duchess was photographed wearing a gold collar necklace, which resembled a necklace worn by Diana during her trip to Nigeria three decades prior.

At the school, she also gave a rare update on her two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

“She’s about to turn three. And a few weeks ago, she looked at me, and she would just see the reflection in my eyes. And she [goes], ‘Mama, I see me in you,’” the Duchess said. “I hung onto those words in a very different way. And I thought, yes, I do see me in you, and you see me in you”