Meghan Markle's moving tribute to Princess Diana as she wears her butterfly earrings and bracelet on first royal outing since pregnancy announcement

Meghan Markle, who has been a die-hard fan of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana, paid a very sweet tribute to the royal during her first tour to Australia.


                            Meghan Markle's moving tribute to Princess Diana as she wears her butterfly earrings and bracelet on first royal outing since pregnancy announcement

Meghan Markle, who's always been a die-hard fan of her husband's late mother, Princess Diana, paid a very sweet tribute to the royal on her first public appearance since the announcement of her pregnancy. After news broke that the couple was expecting a baby in spring next year, they were seen in Sydney, Australia on Sunday where they arrived as part of their first royal tour.

For her outing, the Duchess of Sussex chose to dress up in a fitted white sleeveless dress by Australian designer Karen Gee. She accessorized her dress with a pair of beautiful pair of butterfly earrings previously worn by Princess Diana.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Man O'War Steps on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrive at Man O'War Steps on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

According to reports, the set had been worn by the late Princess of Wales during a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986, only a year after she gave birth to Prince Harry. To go with the earrings, Meghan chose to wear a gold bracelet, which too was from Princess Diana's jewelry collection.

As per reports, Princess Diana had worn the golden bracelet while visiting the Lord Gage Centre for Old People, a Guinness Trust Home, in Newham, East London in 1990. But then, this wouldn't be the first time that the Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to her favorite royal of all time.

Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) during a trip to Canada, 3rd May 1986. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)
Diana, Princess of Wales (1961 - 1997) during a trip to Canada, 3rd May 1986. (Photo by Georges De Keerle/Getty Images)

When Prince Harry emerged victorious at the Sentebale Polo Cup he was rewarded with a congratulatory kiss from his new wife, Meghan Markle. The sweet kiss was captured for the world to see, and it had a special significance as it was the newlywed royals first time locking their lips in public since their wedding in May.

However, the intimate gesture echoed a similar PDA of more than 30 years ago when Harry's parents puckered at another charity polo match in Windsor in 1985. 

 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets a Koala called Ruby during a visit to Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)
 Meghan, Duchess of Sussex meets a Koala called Ruby during a visit to Taronga Zoo on October 16, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are on their official 16-day Autumn tour visiting cities in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - Pool/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Sydney, they attended a reception at Admiralty House where they were given their first official baby gifts by the Governor General Peter Cosgrove and his wife, Lady Lynne Cosgrove, as per People magazine. “That’s so cute, it’s our first baby gift!” Meghan said as she received a fluffy stuffed kangaroo (complete with a baby joey!) and fleece Ugg booties.

Harry and Meghan shared the news of their pregnancy with family members in person while attending the wedding of Princess Eugenie who married her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank on Friday. "The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person," a Kensington Palace spokesperson said.