Meghan Markle bought a sweet gift for baby Lilibet back in her Suits days

"That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."

Meghan Markle
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may have stepped down as royal family members and relocated to California, but that certainly doesn't stop them from making headlines.

This past few years were no exception with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcoming a baby daughter, naming their second child 'Lilibet' after the Queen. Not to mention, they have also got the world talking for their multiple high profile projects, from Meghan Markle's podcast, Archetypes, and the couple's Netflix documentary, Harry & Meghan, to of course Prince Harry's biography, Spare.

Yes, it's safe to say, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are all anyone can talk about right now. 

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This week, it was Meghan that got the world talking, as a 2015 interview with the Duchess in HELLO! resurfaced, during which she explained that she already had a present to give to her future daughter. This was of course six years before the couple welcomed Lilibet.

"I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch," Meghan told the publication. "When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season – which, at the time, felt like such a milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version."

She continued: "I had it engraved on the back, 'To M.M. From M.M.' and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."

What's more, while she couldn't have planned it, having bought the watch years before she met Harry, the present will have a special nod to Princess Diana.

How so? Because she too owned a Cartier Tank Francaise watch, which was a present from her father, John Spencer.

princess diana wearing a cartier watch

This was also said to be Prince William’s favourite piece from her collection, and he inherited it upon her passing. 

What a meaningful gift for now the now Princess Lilibet when she grows up.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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