Every Time Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Have Worn Princess Diana's Jewelry

Although Meghan and Kate never got to meet their mother-in-law, they frequently keep her memory alive with gorgeous reminders of her iconic style

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Diana and Kate's Engagement Ring

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Princess Diana and Kate Middleton wearing the sapphire engagement ring by Garrard. Chris Jackson/Getty Images; Tim Graham/Getty Images

When Kate Middleton and Prince William stepped out to announce their engagement, the bride-to-be was wearing a very familiar piece of jewelry on her left ring finger: Princess Diana's engagement ring!

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Diana and Kate's Engagement Ring

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The sapphire and diamond ring was the perfect tribute to William's mother, who died in 1997.

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Meghan's Engagement Ring

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Meghan Markle's engagement ring also has ties to her mother-in-law. It is made up of three diamonds, with one large stone in the center flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. The two side stones are from his late mother, Princess Diana's personal collection, while the center stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to Harry's heart.

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Meghan's Engagement Ring

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It is made up of three diamonds, with one large stone in the center flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. The two side stones are from his late mother, Princess Diana's personal collection, while the center stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to Harry's heart.

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Lover's Knot Tiara

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Diana and her first daughter-in-law share a similar taste in style. On several occasions, Kate has worn the Lover's Knot tiara. Sometimes referred to as the Cambridge Lover's Knot, it is one of the best-known tiaras in the British royal family's collection, mostly thanks to it being a favorite of Princess Diana.

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Collingwood Pearl and Diamond Earrings

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Given to Diana as a wedding present from Collingwood jewelers, the gorgeous pearl earrings are now part of Kate's collection.

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Pearl Bracelet

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Both Diana and Kate are pearl girls! The pearl bracelet designed by Nigel Milne that Diana wore with her "Elvis" outfit has been seen on her daughter-in-law. Kate wore the piece during her July 2017 trip to Berlin.

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Sapphire and Diamond Earrings

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This set of earrings, which perfectly pair with the women's engagement ring, were modernized by Kate. Although they featured a double sapphire drop when worn by Diana, Kate opted to use just one of the blue jewels.

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Butterfly Earrings

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Following the news that they're expecting their first child this spring, Meghan and Harry were photographed out in Sydney, Australia as part of their first royal tour.

For the outing, Meghan opted for a fitted white sleeveless dress by Australian designer Karen Gee. She paired the timeless look with a pair of butterfly earrings previously worn by Princess Diana. Meghan's late mother-in-law wore them during a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986 — a year after she gave birth to Harry.

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Aquamarine Ring

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Meghan wore Princess Diana's aquamarine ring on her right hand, which was visible while she waved at photographers as she and Harry drove to their evening wedding reception.

Diana famously wore the emerald cut Aquamarine stunner to an auction of her own clothes at Christie's in 1997. The jewel is part of a set — the other piece is an aquamarine bracelet, where it's connected by five strands of pearls. She wore both to a gala dinner in Australia in 1996.

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Aquamarine Ring

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Meghan sported the piece again during their royal tour stop in Tonga. The stunning ring was a gift from Diana's good friend Lucia Flecha de Lima to wear in place of her engagement ring after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996.

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Gold Bracelet

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During the royal tour, Meghan was also spotted in her mother-in-law's gold bracelet, which Diana wore while visiting the Lord Gage Centre for Old People, a Guinness Trust Home, in Newham, East London in 1990.

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Sapphire and Diamond Set

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Kate Middleton has previously been spotted in the earrings fashioned from her late mother-in-law's famous sapphire-and-diamond suite (a wedding gift to Diana from the Saudi royal family), but in September 2020, she debuted a delicate sapphire-and-diamond pendant on a thin gold chain while receiving the President of Ukraine and his wife at Buckingham Palace.

It's believed that it was fashioned from the earrings in the set, which was made by Asprey and included a bracelet and a watch, plus the enormous Burmese sapphire-and-diamond necklace seen here with the earrings, which Diana wore to an event in Melbourne, Australia in 1988.

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Diamond Tennis Bracelet

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The delicate tennis bracelet belonging to her mother-in-law that Meghan wore during her interview with Oprah is the same one from which Harry removed stones to make Meghan's engagement ring.

She chose it for the interview for a sentimental reason. "They wanted to wear the bracelet to have (Harry's) mother there with them during the interview," a spokesperson for the couple told TODAY. And she often wears it for major engagements: She previously paired it with a blue gown in Fiji and again in Tonga during their royal tour.

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