This is the super cute story behind Meghan Markle's handmade pasta necklace
It seems like it's every other day that we're talking about Meghan Markle in one way or another folks, and with good reason: she's awesome. Let's forget the fact that she starred on lawyer drama Suits or that she's married to a literal prince, if you'll humour me for just a second.
Meghan Markle's a humanitarian (important for the world), she's a foodie (important for me) and she's great with kids (important for the kid growing inside of her at this very second), and those three awesome traits of one of the most talked-about people in the world right now came together in perfect fashion the other day.
Since she's part of the Royal Family and all, I think it'll be a long time before we see Meghan Markle walking about in jeans and a T-shirt any time soon; I bet she's got a royal tailor at her beck and call, ready to kit her own with the finest dresses, coats and pajamas whenever she needs them.
So it was a little bit of a surprise when Meghan Markle strolled out last Wednesday in Melbourne, appearing to wear a necklace made not by the foremost designers, but out of little bits of gold-coloured, processed wheat. Yep: Meghan Markle sported a really cool pasta necklace, but when you realise why she wore it, your heart's going to melt.
Mine already is.
So, as you might have already guessed, Meghan Markle's captured the hearts of many around the world, earning herself a slew of dedicated fans. But one such fan touched her heart with his gift in such a way that she felt she simply had to parade it around.
Dressed as an adorable little Qantas pilot, six-year-old Gavin Hazelwood was as excited as anybody to meet Meghan Markle. Nothing was going to stand in the way, not even school; he told his mum he was sick so he could stay home the perfect gift for the royal, with his 'cough' clearing up pretty darned quickly once Meghan was in the vicinity.
"I did the pasta with gold paint. Mum helped me thread through the necklace,” Gavin explained to local news outlets.
Now, when Meghan came across Gavin and received her bespoke, specially-made necklace, she immediately developed a fondness for the little guy. She's got plenty of time for jewellery with a bit of sentimental value to it - when she started dating Prince Harry she wore a little M&H necklace, for example - so it wasn't really a surprise what happened next.
Although she's been positively flooded with gifts since she arrived in Australia off the back of her incredible baby news (she's having one in the spring, if you somehow didn't know), Meghan proudly wore the necklace made for her by Gavin for the rest of the outing.
She can appreciate craftsmanship when she sees it, and if this is anything to go by, that upcoming Royal Baby's going to be in very good hands indeed.