Meghan Markle's expensive tribute to Princess Diana as she steps out in Germany

Meghan Markle pays tribute to Princess Diana with £17.5k timepiece.

Meghan Markle's expensive tribute to Princess Diana
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Meghan Markle has paid an expensive tribute to Princess Diana during her and Prince Harry's Germany visit by wearing her late mother-in-law's Cartier watch.

Meghan Markle has paid an expensive tribute to the late Princess Diana during her Dusseldorf engagement by wearing her £17,800 gold Cartier Tank watch.

The Duchess of Sussex had previously kept her accessories low-key including those she wore with her red outfit for the One Young World summit in Manchester. 

But to add a touch of glamour to her beige ensemble, Meghan layered her watch with her £5k Cartier Love bangle, a £2,611 mini gold tennis bracelet designed by Jennifer Meyer plus her £271k engagement ring.

But the watch has a special meaning for the couple who are visiting Germany for Prince Harry's Invictus Games as it was the watch that Prince Harry's mother was gifted by her father for her 21st birthday.

Meghan Markle's expensive tribute to Princess Diana

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Meghan has previously gushed about the style of timepiece as she is known to be a fan of the Cartier Tank watch and bought her very own as a celebratory gift to herself when Suits was given the go-ahead for a third series.

At the time, she told Hello! magazine, "I've always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch. When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season—which, at the time, felt like such a milestone—I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.

"I had it engraved on the back, 'To M.M. From M.M.' and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That's what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them."

Meghan and Harry have two children, son, Archie, three, and daughter Lilibet, one, who are thought to be back in the US being looked after by Meghan's mum Doria who got a new tattoo before their trip.

Meghan has just released her third episode from her Spotify Archetypes podcast in which she discusses how Prince Harry is 'lucky' she chose him.

The couple are expected to briefly return to the UK before flying back home to LA.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)