Revealed: Meghan has been given the nickname ‘Di 2’ by members of the royal household – who have noticed the similarities between the Duchess and her late mother-in-law Insider revealed the nickname is used ‘affectionately’ for Duchess of Sussex

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Revealed: Meghan has been given the nickname ‘Di 2’ by members of the royal household – who have noticed the similarities between the Duchess and her late mother-in-law
Insider revealed the nickname is used ‘affectionately’ for Duchess of Sussex

The source suggested that Meghan, 37, and Diana were ‘rather alike’

Duchess wore Diana’s aquamarine ring at an evening reception in Tonga

Meghan has been given the nickname ‘Di 2’ by members of the royal household because of the similarities between her and Diana, sources say.

An insider revealed that the nickname is used ‘affectionately’ for the Duchess of Sussex as ‘they are rather alike’.

It comes after Meghan, 37, has paid tribute to Prince Harry’s late mother by wearing pieces from her jewellery collection during her first major royal tour.

The Duchess wore Diana’s aquamarine ring – which she also wore at her wedding reception – at an evening reception in Tonga on Thursday.

The Duchess of Sussex sported a pair of earrings that belonged to Princess Diana as she joined husband Prince Harry on the first day of their Australian royal tour in Sydney
The Duchess of Sussex sported a pair of earrings that belonged to Princess Diana as she joined husband Prince Harry on the first day of their Australian royal tour in Sydney

Meghan also wore a pair of butterfly earrings and gold bracelet that belonged to Diana on her first day in Sydney last week.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, a source revealed: ‘I’ve heard the duchess is referred to as Di 2, because of the similarities to Harry’s mother. It’s meant affectionately, and I think it’s quite true – they are rather alike.’

The Duchess of Sussex also wore Dianas gold bracelet on the first day of her royal tour in Sydney above
The Duchess of Sussex also wore Dianas gold bracelet on the first day of her royal tour in Sydney above

Veteran royal photographer a Mark Stewart has also commented on how he has noticed similarities between Meghan and the Diana during the tour.

‘Meghan has the confidence in front of the camera that Diana had, and that same love of fashion and top-end designers, he told the publication.

Diana wore the bracelet pictured in 1986 before passing on her jewellery to her sons wives
Diana wore the bracelet pictured in 1986 before passing on her jewellery to her sons wives

‘Diana loved Versace; Meghan loves Givenchy. Their style is quite similar: classic, elegant, and with lots of block colors.’

It comes after eagle-eyed royal watchers noticed the similarity between Meghan’s striped linen dress and Diana’s famous semi-sheer skirt that she wore during the 1980s.

The Duchess of Sussex 37 appeared to have a Diana moment when she wore a semi sheer maxi dress with a thigh high split by LA brand Reformation
The Duchess of Sussex 37 appeared to have a Diana moment when she wore a semi sheer maxi dress with a thigh high split by LA brand Reformation

The Duchess opted for a maxi dress with a thigh high split from LA brand Reformation priced at $305.91 (£166.56, which many commentators dubbed her ‘most daring’ ensemble yet.

Diana wore a white lace skirt that revealed her legs underneath as she was photographed with two children at the nursery she worked at in 1980.

Eagle eyed enthusiasts were quick to point out the similarities between Meghans dress and a sheer skirt worn by Princess Diana on a visit to a nursery school in 1980
Eagle eyed enthusiasts were quick to point out the similarities between Meghans dress and a sheer skirt worn by Princess Diana on a visit to a nursery school in 1980

Meghan and Harry returned to Sydney on Friday night, following their visits to Fiji and Tonga.  The couple are attending Australian Geographic Society Gala Awards tonight.

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE

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