Princess Diana was a style icon and wore a multitude of impressive pieces from her own collection or that of the Royal Family.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, the wives of her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, have occasionally been seen wearing her jewelry.
The sons of the Princess of Wales, who carry on her legacy, have ensured that their partners carry a piece of her memory, including on very special occasions. Here are 12 …
1. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010 using Princess Diana’s sapphire ring.
However, former royal butler Paul Burrell has revealed that the Duke of Cambridge had received it from his younger brother Prince Harry, who wanted part of his mother to one day be on the throne.
Burrell told the Amazon Prime documentary Diane’s story: “Harry said to him: ‘Wouldn’t it be appropriate that she [Kate] had mom’s ring? ‘. “
He added: “Then someday this ring will sit on the throne of England. Harry has given up his precious treasure.”
2. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring
Prince Harry no longer had the sapphire ring to give his own wife, but he always made sure that Princess Diana would be a symbolic part of his marriage to Meghan Markle.
The Duke of Sussex had a new engagement ring made specially with a center stone from Botswana and two diamonds from his mother’s collection.
The prince told the story during the couple’s engagement interview with the BBC in November 2017.
Harry said: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because it is his favorite stone and the main stone itself which I bought in Botswana and the little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection. to make sure she’s with us on this crazy journey together. “
Meghan added: “Obviously not being able to meet your mom is so important to me to know that she is a part of that with us.”
3. Butterfly earrings
Meghan wore Princess Diana’s butterfly earrings on her first royal tour after her wedding in May 2018.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had already visited all four of the UK’s home countries and it was time to look further to Australia, which also has Queen Elizabeth II as head of state.
Just a day after the couple announced Meghan was pregnant, the Duchess paid tribute to Prince Harry’s own mother.
The butterfly earrings she wore at Admiralty House in Sydney on October 16 were worn by Princess Diana while touring Canada in 1986.
4. The Lover’s Knot Tiara
The Duchess of Cambridge wore the same Lover’s Knot tiara that was iconic to Princess Diana during a state banquet at Buckingham Palace on October 23, 2018.
Kate also wore a set of pearl earrings that Princess Diana received as a wedding gift after she married Prince Charles in 1981.
The princess wore the tiara at an event in New Zealand in 1983.
5. Pearl bracelet
Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana’s pearl bracelet while touring Germany in July 2017.
The Duchess of Cambridge was seen in jewelry as she and Prince William arrived for a reception at the Clärchens Ballhaus, Berlin’s last original dance hall.
The piece was designed by Nigel Milne and worn by Diana in Hong Kong in November 1989.
6. Princess Diana Bracelet
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry followed in Diana’s footsteps as they gave an explosive interview attacking the monarchy in March.
The revealer recalled many dramatic allegations made by Princess Diana in 1995 when she told the BBC that there were “three of us in this marriage”.
Meghan also channeled her stepmother through her outfit by wearing Diana’s Cartier diamond tennis bracelet.
People reported that Prince Harry wanted his wife to wear the item during the shoot so Diana could be with them.
7. The aquamarine cocktail ring
Prince Harry made sure Princess Diana was also with them at their wedding reception, when Meghan wore her mother’s famous aquamarine cocktail ring.
The Duchess was seen in dramatic jewelry as they walked from Windsor Castle to their reception at nearby Frogmore House on May 19, 2018.
Diana ordered the ring from British jeweler Aspery in 1996 and wore it in Sydney on October 31 of the same year.
It was a tumultuous time for the princess as that year she divorced Prince Charles after four years of acrimonious separation.
The Prince of Wales also hosted the wedding reception where Meghan wore the ring.
8. The Japanese choker with four rows of pearls
Kate Middleton wore a dramatic pearl choker on the occasion of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip’s 70th wedding anniversary in November 2017.
And the same necklace was worn by Princess Diana at a state banquet at Hampton Court Palace in London for Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands in 1982.
The Japanese four-row pearl necklace actually belonged to Elizabeth who had ordered it from jeweler Garrard, who, according to Marie Claire, said they were made with “the finest cultured pearls presented to it by the Japanese government.”
9. Diamond jubilee earrings
Kate Middleton paid tribute to Princess Diana during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 with a set of earrings from her mother-in-law’s collection.
The sapphires, surrounded by diamonds, were modified for the Duchess from a pair that Diana wore that originally had a second oval stone below, Marie Claire reported.
Princess Diana wore them to a reception in Brisbane in April 1983 after they were a gift from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.
10. Sapphire Necklace
The other half of the same set of Princess Diana’s earrings were said to have been used for one of Kate’s necklaces, People reported.
The Duchess wore the piece when she met Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at Buckingham Palace last year.
11. Princess Diana’s gold bracelet
Meghan Markle wore Diana’s gold bracelet at a fashion event in September 2019.
The Duchess launched her Smart Works collection wearing the bracelet which features two blue stones.
Princess Diana wore the piece when she visited the Lord Gage Center in Newham in 1990 on Daily Express reported.
12. Pearl earrings
Kate Middleton wore a set of Princess Diana’s pearl earrings to the BAFTAs, Britain’s response to the Oscars, in 2019.
Prince William is president of the BAFTAs and the Duchess kept his mother with her for the glamorous occasion.
Diana was given to them as a gift after her marriage to Prince Charles in 1981 by Collingwood Jewelers.