Meghan Markle's Dior Purse Had Two Hidden Messages

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Meghan Markle's Dior Purse Had Two Hidden Messages
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The royals often use their sartorial choices to send a message, and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, is no exception. On Saturday, Meghan and Prince Harry spoke at the Global Citizen concert in New York City, promoting Covid vaccine equity. When the Duke and Duchess left the event, Meghan put a black coat on top of her white Valentino shift dress, and picked up her black Dior purse. The bag, however, is anything but ordinary, and has a few special touches.

First, looking more closely at the Dior purse, there is a monogram on the center of the bag. One eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted the letters, reading, "DSSOS"—an abbreviation of "Duchess of Sussex." DSS stands for "duchess," O for "of," and S for "Sussex."

Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Gotham - Getty Images

In addition to the message on the purse, the bag itself holds its own particular meaning. The purse is Christian Dior's Lady D-Lite bag, an iteration of the brand's Lady Dior bag. The style was named after Meghan's late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. According to FT, the then-unnamed purse was gifted to Princess Diana in 1995 by the French first lady. Diana took a liking to the bag, which she received in black leather, and began wearing it often. Dior officially named the bag after Diana in 1996, and reportedly sold 200,000 in its first two years of production.

Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

Meghan made the purse her own with the DSSOS, as the Duchess often enjoys added monogrammed touches to her outfits. This is not the first time she's sported a monogrammed accessory; in fact, she and the Duchess of Cambridge both often wear monogrammed necklaces, featuring their children's initials on them. The tradition extends even prior to Archie and Lili's births. When she and Prince Harry began dating, Meghan hinted to their relationship with a piece from brand Maya Brenner, featuring the letters "M" and "H."

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