Meghan Markle is remembering Princess Diana in a very special way.
The new Duchess of Sussex, 36, stepped out with husband Prince Harry after their royal wedding in a custom silk Stella McCartney evening dress in “lily white.”
The couple exchanged rings at the altar at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, but Meghan debuted a new piece of jewellery while on her way to their evening wedding reception.
WHO confirms Meghan wore Princess Diana’s aquamarine on her right hand which was visible while she waved at photographers as she sat in the silver-blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero Harry was driving.
Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine stunner to an auction of her own clothes at Christie’s in 1997. The jewel is part of a set — the other piece is an aquamarine bracelet, where it’s connected by five strands of pearls. She wore both to a gala dinner in Australia in 1996.
Eva Hartling, the vice president of Maison Birks — Meghan’s favorite brand — tells WHO she expected the bride to wear something blue during her wedding ceremony but thought the sweet touch was perfect.
“I thought she could have gone with something blue with a piece of jewellery for example in her first look, but we saw it in her second look with her ring belonging to Diana,” says Hartling. “I think that was symbolic.”
Fans on Twitter speculated the ring was a gift from Harry from his late mother’s jewellery collection.