The 6-year-old boy who lovingly crafted a pasta necklace for Meghan Markle is now going global
Meghan Markle is known for being a style icon, even when it comes to the homemade accessories she wears.
While greeting fans in Melbourne during the Royal Tour last week, Meghan was approached by 6-year-old Gavin Hazelwood, who gifted the Duchess a homemade pasta necklace. The royal, 37, instantly put the adorable necklace on, and now Gavin is becoming just as well-known with jewelry order requests coming in from around the world.
“We had a lot of people saying to Gavin, you should make more, you’ll make lots of money from this, everybody will want to buy her necklace,” his mom, Rowan Hazelwood, told Network 10, as reported by CBS News.
The family decided to create a website for Gavin, where fans can purchase the dinosaur-shaped pasta with gold paint necklaces for $20. The kindergartener has since received orders from Australia, the U.K. and the U.S.
Gavin intends on donating all of his profits to a stillborn research charity, CBS reported, as his mother previously lost a baby girl.
“She’s a part of our lives still, even for the kids, and they talk to her every day,” she told Network 10.
The Melbourne native, who was adorably dressed as a Qantas pilot, crafted the ribbon and gold-painted pasta necklace earlier that morning after telling his mom he was feeling sick so he could skip school and make the necklace for Meghan.
“I did the pasta with gold paint. Mum helped me thread through the necklace,” he told Fairfax Media.
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After receiving the gift, Meghan immediately put it on over her navy Dion Lee dress. The royal mom-to-be, who is expecting her first child with Prince Harry, proudly wore the gift during the rest of the outing until she arrived at a formal reception inside Government House.
Meghan often wears jewelry that has sentimental meaning.
Earlier in the tour, she wore butterfly earrings that once belonged to Princess Diana. And when Prince Harry and Meghan first began dating, she was spotted wearing a gold, personalized necklace with the letters M and H on it.