Published On: Fri, Sep 13th, 2019

Meghan Markle news: Duchess of Sussex snubbed Prince Harry jewellery gift for this reason


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry dated for around two years before they tied in May 2018. While their relationship was in it’s early stages, Meghan wore a few pieces of jewellery which appeared to be gifts from Harry. Shortly after they began dating, she was seen wearing a gold necklace with the letter ‘H’ and ‘M’ on it and the couple wore matching beaded bracelets. However, she has traded these looks for more lavish pieces since entering the family and there is a particular reason why her style is so different.

Meghan’s jewellery style has changed in the years since she began dating the Duke of Sussex, Ben Johnson, MD at Miltons Diamonds, explained.

He told Express.co.uk: “The jewellery choices made by the Duchess of Sussex has developed in a similar vein to her relationship with Prince Harry.

“When Meghan and Harry’s relationship first blossomed, the Duchess of Sussex jewellery choices reflected these early stages: simple and sentimental tokens, such as the beaded bracelet exchanged between the two lovers at the start.

“It was also a sign that although the couple were not together, separated geographically by their work commitments, they maintained a connection via their jewellery.

“This was evident in the Duchess wearing the simple H and M necklace too, designed by Canadian jewellers, Right Hand Gal.”

Meghan seemed to favour sentimental pieces of jewellery and wore those given to her by Prince Harry, including the initial necklace which can be seen here

However her style soon changed after they married and she opted for more plush items.

“Post marriage and after the birth of the couple’s first child together, Meghan’s jewellery choices have become more expensive and extravagant,” Ben said.

“This is partially due to her status as a member of the Royal family and the security that comes with this position.

“It has also meant jewellery gifted from the Royal collection, particularly the special sentimental pieces given to her by Harry from his late mother’s collection.”

However, Meghan recently made a nod to her early style by wearing an initial necklace similar to the ‘H’ and ‘M’ one she wore.

Ben told Express.co.uk: “This doesn’t mean that Meghan has changed her personal style away from the UK that much though, as she was spotted wearing an engraved gold necklace at the American Open.

“This was another sentimental initialled piece, slightly more substantial than the aforementioned piece, with an A for Archie and a H engraved onto separate pendants.

“A stark reminder that although Meghan is away from the two most important men, they are very much a part of her. So much so that she now represents the UK, as a Royal, when visiting America.”

Meghan and Harry had their first child together, Archie Harrison, four months, on 6 May 2019.

When she was spotted out after the birth, royal fans noticed Meghan wearing a third ring on her wedding finger which is thought to be a meaningful gift from Prince Harry

Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile

Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior.

Actress

Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002.

She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.

Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011.

She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself.

Charity and humanitarian work

Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign.

And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day.

Relationships

In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004.

But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference.

She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends.

And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend.

Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement.

They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

Meghan’s heritage

Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family.

Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage.

She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.



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