Why Meghan Markle Wore Princess Diana's Bracelet for Interview with Oprah Winfrey

The Duchess of Sussex also made a meaningful style choice with her Armani dress

Meghan Markle wore a special piece of jewelry for her sit-down with Oprah Winfrey on Sunday.

The Duchess of Sussex, 39, chose to wear a bracelet that belonged to Harry's mother, Princess Diana — the same bracelet that was used to help craft Meghan's engagement ring.

When designing her ring, Harry took two stones from his late mother's bracelet to include in Meghan's three-stone ring. The couple wanted Meghan, who is expecting her second child, to wear the bracelet during the interview so Diana could be with them, PEOPLE has learned.

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Meghan's engagement ring 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 the late Diana's personal collection, while the center stone is from Botswana, a country close to Harry's heart.

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Meghan Markle wearing Princess Diana's bracelet.
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The sparkler was so popular that, back in September 2018, The Royal Collection released a replica inspired by the ring.

For the wide-ranging, much-anticipated chat with Winfrey, Meghan also wore earrings by Canadian brand Birks and a necklace by British sustainable jewelry designer Pippa Small. Meghan has worn the "Colette" necklace, a gold and aquamarine piece, before, on the Sussexes' 2018 royal tour of Australia.

Meghan's Armani dress is also poignant as it is decorated with a lotus flower, which has special meaning.

"The lotus flower's daily resurrection is certainly interesting, and surely symbolic of revival. (This makes it the perfect gift for anyone recovering from injury or a traumatic experience.) But the flower also has a fascinating will to live. A lotus seed can withstand thousands of years without water, able to germinate over two centuries later," according to Town & Country.

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"With such refusal to accept defeat, it's almost impossible not to associate this flower with unwavering faith. Although cultures have largely dubbed the lotus as a spiritual figurehead, it is most emblematic of the faith within ourselves. It is particularly what the Buddhist proverb, aims to edify; living life with unwavering faith, as the lotus does, ensures the most beautiful revivals."

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