Meghan Markle wears Cartier Tank watch similar to Princess Diana's in ‘Vax Live’ video debuting baby bump
In her first appearance since the Oprah Winfrey interview, she is seen wearing a watch similar to that of Diana’s $25,087 (£17,800) Cartier watch, and cradling her baby bump
Meghan Markle often looks to Princess Diana for fashion inspiration. The icon known for her timeless style has served as the source material to many of Meghan's recent looks. During her last public appearance, the bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey on March 7, 2021, she was wearing Diana's Cartier bracelet. And in her first appearance since the interview, she is seen wearing a watch similar to that of Diana’s $25,087 (£17,800) Cartier watch, and cradling her baby bump.
When Meghan wore the bracelet during the interview, many took notice. This time around as well, in a pre-taped video message played at Global Citizen's 'Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World' Meghan was seen wearing bling reportedly worth $35,212 (£25,000).
Addressing the audience during the broadcast of Global Citizen's 'Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World', Meghan spoke about the long-term impact the pandemic will have on women of color. Many fans were quick to point out that she wore a gold Cartier Tank watch that is similar to Diana's own Cartier Tank watch.
Diana was spotted wearing the watch at multiple events in 1997. It was reportedly a gift from her father for her 21st birthday. Many reports today claim that the watch is now thought to be worth much more money than the original $23,944 (£17,000) price tag.
A fan of the watch, Meghan actually bought her own version in 2015 after 'Suits' was picked up for a third season. In a 2015 interview, Meghan discussed why she wanted to own a Cartier watch. "I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch. 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."
According to a report in the Sun, Meghan was also wearing a $7,042 (£5,000) Cartier love bracelet and a $3,325 (£2,361) gold bracelet. Meghan, who was wearing a £1,200 Carolina Herrera red poppy dress, was also sporting a women’s power necklace in the short video. Her $140 (£100) women’s power charm necklace reportedly combines the female Venus symbol with a protesting fist plus a protective stone. It is said to symbolize "abundance and enlightenment".
In the short, pre-taped video, she discussed how she and Prince Harry were very excited to be having a girl. But warned that 47 million women globally now face extreme poverty following the pandemic. "The past year has been defined by communities coming together to tackle Covid-19. My husband and I believe it's critical our recovery prioritizes the health, safety and success of everyone, and particularly women, who have been disproportionately affected. Women, especially women of color, have seen a generation of economic gain wiped out."
Meghan added that when the pair thought of their new daughter, they "think of young women around the globe who must be given the support to lead us forward."