This morning the world became acquainted with its new favorite duo, Queen Elizabeth and Meghan Markle, as they rode the royal train together to their first official engagement in Cheshire, England. And it seems they commemorated this outing with a very special gift, spotted on none other than Her Royal Highness Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex.
For this joint appearance, the Duchess wore a custom Givenchy Haute Couture dress and bag with Sarah Flint heels. But royal enthusiasts quickly noticed her jewelry—notably, a pair of small pearl and diamond earrings.
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Soon enough, word got around (via the group of royal correspondents assembled to cover the event) that the elegant accessory was actually gifted to the newly minted Duchess by the Queen. According to British outlets The Sun and The Daily Mail, the earrings were plucked straight from her personal collection.
The classic diamond-accented design does have a vintage flair that aligns with pieces you'd expect to see from the Queen's archives. (Side note: The Queen seems to really know Markle's aesthetic—the earrings fit right in with the Duchess's polished style, and compliment her custom Givenchy look quite nicely.) To receive such a unique gift from your grandmother-in-law sure does seem like a glamorous sign of approval.
The whole day felt like tribute to the Duchess and the Queen's budding relationship—for one, Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry haven't yet had the honor of riding in the royal train. Plus, the Markle Sparkle lives another day, thanks to this gift. Can we expect more shared tiara moments next?
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