Meghan Markle is only days away from marrying Prince Harry and the world could not be more excited! The American actress will be gaining much more than a husband as the soon-to-be-royal is only at the beginning of a world of change.
While Meghan is entering into a world of highly publicized experiences with world leaders and influencers, there is one monumental figure whom she will never have the pleasure of meeting: Prince Harry’s beloved mother, the late Princess Diana.
With Diana dying when Harry was only 12-years-old, so much of Harry’s growing up only remembering the wisdom and love of his mother. Diana and Harry had a special bond; it was playful, easy, and full of heart. Diana was deemed “The People’s Princess” and today, her second-born son is rightfully deemed “The People’s Prince.”
Meghan has been reported to always have an appreciation for Princess Diana, and since her relationship with Prince Harry, she’s been offered a chance to be as close to Princess Diana as possible. Prince Harry no doubt sees a great deal of his mother in his bride, and surely Meghan sees the compassion, tenderness, and silliness from Diana in Harry as well.
Apart from their character traits that link Diana and Meghan together, Meghan actually has a physical possession that bonds her closely with the late princess. Over Diana’s life, she had an affinity for fine pieces of jewelry. One of her most beloved pieces was from her father: a Cartier Tank Francaise watch. Diana was photographed wearing the watch, even during her time in the Royal Family.
Meghan also has a fondness towards nearly the same exact watch! In 2015, Meghan gifted herself a Cartier watch after her television series, Suits, picked up a third season. New Idea reports Meghan to say that she had always “coveted the Cartier French Tank watch” After splurging on herself, she had the watch engrave “To M.M. from M.M.”
Princess Diana’s beloved watch went to her son, William, who then gifted it to Kate Middleton for their third wedding anniversary. Meghan plans to do the same with her watch one day, “I plan to give it to my daughter one day… that’s what makes pieces so special, the connection you have to them.”
Meghan is seen everyday to radiate the late Princess Diana more and more, and this is only the beginning! We can’t wait to see how her journey into the Royal Family reveals more about her and any similarities to Princess Diana.