All anyone could talk about this week was of course Meghan Markle’s surprise appearance at the British Fashion Awards, dissecting everything from her nail varnish colour and how it broke royal protocol, to her stunning Givenchy dress and her bump cradling, which was apparently quite controversial for lots of people.
But while you were all debating about this, you might have missed the significance behind another aspect of her outfit: her jewellery.
For the event, Meghan accessorised with two gold bangles by jewellery designer Pippa Small, whose latest collection was hand made by men and women artisans of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation in Afghanistan.
This is significant on two levels. First off, it ties in with Meghan’s sustainable and charitable ethos (she did say 2018 was the year where it was ‘cool to be kind’).
Secondly, as The Mirror pointed out, Turquoise Mountain is a charity that was established by Prince Charles in 2006, and which aims to ‘preserve and regenerate historic areas and communities with a rich cultural heritage and to revive traditional crafts, to create jobs, skills and a renewed sense of pride’.
So by wearing these bracelets, she was giving a nod to her father-in-law, who she is said to be close to.