The surprising trend making a comeback thanks to Meghan Markle

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It's safe to say the Duchess of Sussex is a bit of a trendsetter, putter her own spin on royal style, including jewellery. Meghan is known for layering fine jewellery like this Missoma ring, with chunkier more high-end jewels like say, this tiara from the Queen.

Now the Meghan sparkle strikes again with a necklace trend that was perhaps considered a little naf before (remember buying them with your pocket money at Argos?), but no more: the 'mummy' necklace.

The Duchess was gifted it for her baby shower in New York, which was hosted by Amal Clooney and Serena Williams. It was created by jewellery Jennifer Meyer and features the word in cute gold letters.

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She's been spotted wearing it ever since, like the time she joined Prince Harry on stage at Wembley for WE day.

Naturally, people are now going crazy for it, and I'm willing to bet it will be the present of choice on Mother's Day this Sunday.

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).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.