Meghan Markle wore this Diana memento on her wedding day


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It was pretty much a given that Meghan Markle would pay tribute to Princess Diana on her wedding day. She already carried forget-me-nots in her bouquet, which were Diana's favourite flowers, but many thought she would also wear the same tiara that the late Royal wore on her wedding day.

In the end, she borrowed one of the Queen's jewels, which used to be Queen Mary's, to hold her beautiful Givenchy veil in place.

However, the bride paid another homage to the People's Princess later on in the day, when she changed into her second wedding dress, designed by Stella McCartney (Meghan Markle's main wedding dress was by Givenchy).

As she waived to the crowds, you could spot a gorgeous emerald cut Asprey Aquamarine ring on her right-hand wedding finger, and you've definitely seen it before, as it belonged to (you guessed it) Princess Diana.

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It's symbolic in many ways. First, it was Diana's, and it's likely to have been a present from Prince Harry to his new wife.

Diana wore back in 1997 at an auction of her own clothes at Christie's, which was prompted by Prince William in aid of charity.

Secondly, it is her something blue on her wedding day, and could also count as her something old.

At the time of her engagement, the Duchess of Sussex was asked about honouring Diana on the big day, and she replied, ‘It’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.’

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

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