Here's how Meghan Markle paid the perfect moving tribute to Princess Diana

Here's how Meghan Markle paid the perfect moving tribute to Princess Diana

At the beginning of this week, it was announced that Meghan Markle is expecting a baby - and the whole world hasn't stopped talking about it since. Brits are speculating on potential names for the new arrival, folks over in the USA are excited by the prospect of Prince Harry's firstborn child being half American, and Australia - who are currently hosting the royal couple - were thrilled to be the first nation to greet the expectant parents.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now on their third day of the tour, which will see them visit Fiji, Tonga, and New Zealand as well as the land down under, and just about everyone and their dog has been obsessing over how adorable they are together.

While everyone else was watching Meghan and Harry fawn over Koalas and coo over baby gifts, however, some eagle-eyed individuals spotted a subtle tribute that the mother-to-be paid to the late Princess Diana.

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Way back in 1986, when Prince Harry was just a year old, Princess Diana went on a royal tour to Canada. While there, she flaunted some elegant looks and rocked some gorgeous pieces of jewellery. And now, as a homage to the mother-in-law she never got to meet, Meghan wore one of the same items.

In pictures taken on Tuesday, Meghan can be seen sporting a pair of gold butterfly earrings - the same ones Diana wore all those years ago.

SYDNEY, SYDNEY - OCTOBER 16: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends a reception hosted by the Governor-General at Admiralty House on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage) Credit: Getty

While on her visit to the zoo, Meghan was also spotted wearing a gold bracelet with blue stones - another item that used to belong to Diana.

This, of course, is not the first time that the Duchess had paid tribute to Harry's mother.

On her wedding day, the former Suits actress wore a ring that belonged to Diana, and her engagement ring actually has two diamonds from Diana's collection set in it.

"It's important to know that she's a part of this with us," Meghan said when her engagement to the prince was first announced.

Before she died, Diana had already made preparations for how her possessions should be divided in the event of her passing. She specifically noted that her jewellery should be passed along to her sons, and in turn to their spouses - which is why we often see Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle sporting items that have been in the royal family for decades.

"I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it," Diana stipulated.

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It is likely that Meghan and Harry have been thinking about Diana a lot since finding out that they are expecting a little one - and, who knows, if the child is a girl, the couple might end up picking a name for her that makes reference to her paternal grandmother. But we will have to wait and see.