Meghan Markle adds Princess Diana’s watch to collection ‘I plan to give it to my daughter’

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MEGHAN MARKLE is thought to have added her late mother Princess Diana’s Cartier watch to her collection of beautiful accessories.

A black and white portrait by photographer Matt Sayles was released to mark the first professional photoshoot for the couple since they stepped away from the Royal Family. But it was the watch the Duchess of Sussex was wearing which has caught the attention of the public.

The watch is reportedly an heirloom belonging to Harry’s late mother Princess Diana.

It has now emerged that Meghan has always “coveted” Cartier watches. 

She previously told Hello! Magazine how she splurged out on a Cartier watch for herself when Suits was renewed for a third season and had it engraved.

Meghan said the special watch will be given to her daughter one day.

Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana watch on shoot

Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana watch on shoot (Image: PA)

The black and white portrait released yesterday

The black and white portrait released yesterday (Image: Matt Sayles/PA Wire)

Speaking in 2015, she said: “I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch.

“When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.

“I had it engraved on the back, ‘To M.M from M.M’ and I plan to give it to my daughter one day.

“That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”

Diana, the Princess of Wales

Diana, the Princess of Wales (Image: Getty)

And now the Duchess has been pictured wearing a Cartier watch, which is believed to be just one of the pieces from Princess Diana’s collection, in a portrait of the couple released aead of their special appearance on TIME100 Talks on the State of Our Shared Digital Experience. 

The touching tribute comes after Meghan wore a ring which once belonged to the late Princess of Wales on her Wedding Day. 

Back in 2018, she was also spotted wearing beautiful earrings and a gold bracelet during a tour in Australia.

Earlier this year, Meghan and Harry announced they were stepping down as senior members of the Royal Family, which shocked the world.

When did Meghan and Harry get married?

When did Meghan and Harry get married? (Image: Express)

Since stepping away, the couple have been living in Los Angeles with their son Archie.

They were first staying at Tyler Perry’s $18million house in Beverly Hills before moving to a mansion in Montecito.

The couple have been outspoken on important issues such as Black Lives Matter.

This month alone, Meghan has made six digital appearances and both urge US voters to make sure they cast their vote in November’s election.

Harry and Meghan got married in 2018

Harry and Meghan got married in 2018 (Image: PA)

Last month, the couple signed a multi-million dollar deal with the streaming giant as they move to become financially independent from the Royal Family.

The deal is understood to be worth up to £75million over five years.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex released a statement regarding their Netflix deal, which read: “Through our work with diverse communities and their environments to shining a light on people and causes around the world, our focus will be on creating content that informs but also gives hope.”

The couple are expected to follow in the footsteps of their friends, Barack and Michelle Obama, who have already secured an Academy Award through their first Netflix production which was about globalisation, called American Factory.

The couple now live in Los Angeles with their son

The couple now live in Los Angeles with their son (Image: Getty)

The staggering Netflix deal already allowed the couple to pay back the £2.4million which was spent on renovating Frogmore Cottage – paid for from taxpayers’ money.

Their office confirmed the money had been returned in full to the Sovereign Grant following speculation.

It is understood the pair had been relying on Harry’s father Prince Charles for funds after the pair quit their senior royal roles.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK