Princess Diana was just 36 when she died in Paris 25 years ago on August 31, 1997.
Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle occasionally wear jewelry that belonged to Princess Diana.
Both have daughters named after Diana: Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana and Lilibet Diana.
Kate Middleton's engagement ring belonged to Princess Diana.
The ring is a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds.
Diana picked the sapphire ring from a Garrard's catalog when she got engaged to Prince Charles.
The ring cost $38,000 when Diana picked it out, according to The Daily Mail. Today, it's priceless.
Meghan Markle's engagement ring contains two diamonds from Diana's collection and one from Botswana, where she and Prince Harry vacationed together.
Harry may have used diamonds from Diana's sapphire-and-diamond brooch.
A representative from Cleave and Company told Insider that the jewelry company is "greatly honoured to have been of service and we wish Prince Henry and his fiancé the very best" but declined to comment further.
Meghan carried a bouquet of flowers that included forget-me-nots on her wedding day.
Forget-me-nots are said to symbolize loyalty, affection, and undying love.
Forget-me-nots were Diana's favorite flower.
"Prince Harry handpicked several flowers yesterday from their private garden at Kensington Palace to add to the bespoke bridal bouquet," read a statement from Kensington Palace, according to Town & Country, at the time of the 2018 royal wedding.
"The spring blooms include Forget-Me-Nots which were Diana, Princess of Wales' favorite flower. The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle's bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day."
Meghan posted a photo cradling baby Archie's feet that paid tribute to mothers "lost but forever remembered" on Mother's Day in 2019.
The duchess was likely referring to her husband's late mother in the photo, which also featured small purple flowers in the background.
A week after Meghan's Mother's Day post, Kate incorporated forget-me-nots while designing her garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in London.
Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed the flowers in the background of a snapshot that featured the princess smiling on the garden's rope swing.
Diana's aquamarine ring was Meghan's "something blue" for her wedding reception.
Meghan wore a white Stella McCartney gown to the reception.
Diana wore the aquamarine ring in 1997 to an auction of her own clothes.
The ring has a matching aquamarine bracelet that Diana wore in 1996, according to People.
Kate turned a pair of Diana's sapphire-and-diamond studs into drop-down earrings.
They're one of many heirloom pieces that she wears regularly.
The sapphires in these earrings are believed to have come from the strap of one of Diana's watches.
The watch was given to Diana as a wedding present from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, according to The Daily Mail.
Kate wore a pair of Diana's diamond-and-pearl earrings to the 2019 BAFTAs.
Twitter user @hrhkatemeghan spotted Diana's diamond and South-Sea pearl dangle earrings worn by Kate at the 2019 BAFTAs. It was the first time that Kate had worn these earrings.
Diana wore the earrings to a gala at Bridgewater House in 1995.
Diana wore the earrings numerous times for appearances, according to Town & Country.
Kate wore Diana's Cambridge Lover's Knot tiara to a diplomatic reception at Buckingham Palace in 2016.
Tiaras are reserved for married members of the royal family.
The tiara was given to Diana as a wedding present from the Queen.
The crown consists of 19 arches and contains 38 drop-shaped pearls suspended from pretzel-like twists known as lover's knot bows, according to People.
Kate wore one of Diana's pearl bracelets while visiting Germany in 2017.
The bracelet has three pearl strands and diamond spacers. She's worn it with many outfits, including at the G7 Summit in June 2021.
Diana wore it with her "Elvis" outfit in 1989.
Jewelry designer Nigel Milne said he was "delighted" to see Kate making it her own, writing on his website in 2017 that Diana was "the most wonderful inspiration for us jewelers in that she wore her jewelry with such style and panache."
Meghan wore a coat designed by Amanda Wakely and a hat by Stephen Jones to a Commonwealth Day service.
People on Twitter got emotional about her outfit.
Both Wakely and Jones were favorite designers of Diana.
Diana worked with them to create some of her most iconic looks.
When Prince George was born, Kate wore a blue polka-dot Jenny Packham dress.
Jenny Packham is one of Kate's favorite brands.
Her outfit resembled the green polka-dot dress that Diana wore when leaving the hospital with William.
It's not the only time Kate has paid tribute to Diana with her outfit choices.
Princess Charlotte's full name is Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.
Charlotte is already mastering the royal wave.
William and Kate gave her the name as a tribute to Diana.
They make sure all of their children know that there are two grandmothers.
After the birth of Prince Louis, Kate wore yet another Jenny Packham dress, this time red with a lace collar.
Her stylist met her at the hospital before she stepped out with the new baby.
It resembled the dress Diana wore in 1984 after she gave birth to Harry.
Harry remembers that his mother gave amazing hugs.
"She would just engulf you and squeeze you as tight as possible and being as short as I was then there was no escape, you were there, and you were there for as long as she wanted to hold you," he said in the HBO documentary "Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy."
Meghan wore a pair of butterfly-shaped earrings on her first royal tour in Australia.
Diana wore them on a trip to Canada in 1986.
Harry and Meghan's first official royal tour also followed in the footsteps of Charles and Diana, who went on their first royal tour to Australia and New Zealand in 1983.
Kate wore a pair of pearl-and-diamond drop earrings to Archie's christening.
Diana wore the same pair of earrings for Harry's christening in 1984.
Diana's sisters, Lady Jane Fellowes and Lady Sarah McCorquodale, attended Archie's christening.
Harry and Meghan named their daughter Lilibet Diana.
Harry and Meghan announced they were expecting their second child with a portrait taken at their California home. The black-and-white shot was taken on an iPad by the Nigerian-born British photographer and longtime friend of the Duchess of Sussex Misan Harriman.
Lilibet Diana was born on June 4, 2021.
The baby's name pays tribute to both Diana and the Queen.
"Lili is named after her great-grandmother, Her Majesty The Queen, whose family nickname is Lilibet," Meghan and Harry said in a statement on the website for their organization, Archewell. "Her middle name, Diana, was chosen to honor her beloved late grandmother, The Princess of Wales."
On a May 2021 visit to Scotland, Kate wore a pleated skirt and long blue blazer that mirrored a past look of Diana's.
The outfit consisted of a Zara blazer, Hope skirt, and a Métier clutch, People magazine reported.
Diana wore the style several times in 1992.
Diana wore the outfit in September 1992 while walking with her sister in Nottingham and on a visit to South Korea in November 1992.
At the 2022 Royal Ascot in June, Kate wore a polka-dot dress by Alessandra Rich.
She accessorized with a Sally-Ann Provan fascinator and a pair of Diana's South-Sea pearl earrings, according to People magazine.
Her outfit bore a strong resemblance to the polka-dot dress Diana wore to Derby Day, another horse race, in 1992.
Diana's dress was designed by Victor Edelstein and her hat by Frederick Fox, People magazine reported.
Princess Diana wore the Queen Mary's Emerald Choker several times, as a headband in 1985 and as a necklace in 1993.
According to The Court Jeweller, the Queen Mary's Emerald Choker dates back to 1911. Diana wore it as a headband on a royal tour of Australia in 1985 and as a necklace at the Dorchester Hotel in London in 1993.
Kate wore the emerald piece for the first time to the Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in December.
In keeping with the sustainability ethos of the Earthshot Prize, Kate wore a neon-green off-the-shoulder dress from the brand Solace London, which is available to rent on Hurr for between £71 and £194, or between about $91 and $238, Insider's Maria Noyen reported.
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