Meghan Markle appears in a new official photograph with Prince Harry wearing an heirloom once belonging to Princess Diana and the same Alexander McQueen gown she wore on her first evening engagement as a royal.
The new image of the Duke and The Duchess of Sussex was released on Friday Coinciding with the news, the couple will host a special edition of TIME100 Talks on Tuesday on the state of our shared digital experience.
The black and white image shows the beaming mother of one next to her two-year-old husband, who has a protective arm behind her.
The couple wears matching clothes, with Harry going without a tie and leaving his first button open in his typical casual style.
While 39-year-old Meghan wears a favorite dress costing nearly $ 3,000 (£ 2,300) in total, her jewelry fetches a sizable figure, including her $ 350,000 (£ 271
In the new photo, Meghan was wearing Princess Diana’s $ 23,000 Cartier watch, a $ 6,500 Cartier bracelet and an Alexander McQueen dress from her first evening engagement as Royal.
$ 3,000 Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre dress
Meghan is wearing an Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre suit again: blazer $ 1,995 (£ 1,544) and trousers $ 795 (£ 615).
She was first seen wearing the suit in February 2018, when she attended the annual Endeavor Fund Awards.
That event, a celebration of the achievements of injured men and service women, marked his first official evening engagement as part of the royal family.
At the time, Meghan was praised for the understated trouser suit that avoided stealing lightning from the Duchess of Cambridge, but also showed that she was adopting British designers in her picks.
Meghan’s version is a tailored version of the suit.
Pictured, Meghan is wearing an Alexander McQueen Grain de Poudre suit: $ 1995 (£ 1,544) blazer and $ 795 (£ 615) pants. She previously wore the dress in February 2018
$ 6,600 Cartier “Love” Bracelet
On her wrist, Meghan is wearing a Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet worth $ 6,500 (£ 5,031), which she has had since at least 2017.
This was also meant to be a gift from Harry, given before the couple were engaged.
Cartier’s oval strap consists of two C-shaped halves screwed together.
The only way to remove it is with a screwdriver, like the supplied 18-karat one, a feature said to be inspired by medieval chastity belts.
The Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson also had earlier versions of the Cartier Love Bracelet.
Also on his wrist is a Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet worth $ 6500 (£ 5,031)
The band was said to be inspired by medieval chastity belts
$ 23,000 Cartier Tank Française gold watch from Princess Diana
The watch, thought to be a gift from Harry, was worth $ 23,000 (£ 17,800) at the time, but is now probably worth a lot more given its history.
The elegant timepiece has been worn by Diana on several occasions, including a 1997 visit to London’s Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu temple and an engagement to the British Lung Foundation in the same year.
Meghan is known for being a fan of the Tank watch and splurged on its two-tone version in 2015 when “Suits” was bought for a third season.
At the time, he told Hello Magazine, “I’ve always wanted the Cartier French Tank watch. When I found out that Suits had been bought for our third season – which, at the time, seemed like a milestone – I splurged. and I bought the two-tone version
‘I had it engraved on the back,’ A M.M. By M.M. ‘and I’m going to give it to my daughter someday. This is what makes the pieces special, the connection you have with them. “
Meghan was given several items from Diana’s collection. They include Diana’s butterfly earrings and gold bracelet she wore on their Australian tour in 2018.
Yet the watch is a favorite and has been seen to be worn frequently.
The watch had been given to Diana by her father for her 21st birthday.
He also wore a Cartier Tank Française watch, as pictured, a gift from Harry that once belonged to Princess Diana. The watch was worth $ 23,000 (£ 17,800) but this once has a special history
The watch had been given to Diana by her father for her 21st birthday
Lorraine Schwartz Eternity Ring
In the new photo, she wears another gift from Harry in the Lorraine Schwartz Eternity ring he gave her for their first anniversary.
The stones featuring the gold band have a lot of significance, after it was revealed that the birthstones of Harry, Meghan and little Archie are present on the underside of the ring, out of public view.
The ring, which is generally found alongside the Duchess’s engagement and wedding bands, has a sapphire for Harry’s birthday in September, a peridot for Meghan in August, and an emerald to represent Archie’s arrival in May.
The special gift, of unknown value, was also designed using conflict-free diamonds.
The Duchess of Sussex was first spotted wearing the ring on her wedding finger at Trooping the Color in June 2019.
Jewelry designer Lorraine Schwartz was specially commissioned by Prince Harry for her creation.
The diamond-encrusted sparkler is set with clear stones; however, the bottom of the ring bears the more colorful birthstones of Meghan, Harry and little Archie. Pictured in 2019
$ 350,000 engagement ring
And, of course, she wore her $ 350,000 (£ 271,000) engagement ring, designed by Harry and court jewelers Cleave and Company using a stone from Botswana and two smaller stones from Diana’s collection.
Harry proposed to Meghan in November 2017 with a sparkling ring consisting of a solid yellow gold band with three diamonds.
She was later criticized for redesigning the ring with a different band.
At the time of their engagement, Prince Harry talked about creating Meghan’s engagement ring with the help of royal jewelers.
‘The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s how it is [Meghan’s] favorite and the main stone itself I bought from Botswana and the small diamonds on both sides are from my mother’s jewelry collection, to make sure she is with us on this crazy journey together, “she said.
Meghan called it “incredible”, explaining: “Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Princess Diana’s stones] and obviously not being able to meet her mother, it is so important to me to know that she is a part of this with us. ‘
‘It’s incredibly special to be able to have this [ring], what kind of connections you are from and Botswana, which is important to us. It’s perfect.’
Prince Harry proposed Meghan in November 2017 a sparkling ring consisting of a solid yellow gold band with three diamonds, pictured
Presented in collaboration with P&G and centered around the theme “ Engineering a Better World ”, the special episode is set to reflect the attention of Prince Harry, 35, and the Duchess of Meghan Markle on building more compassionate, safer online communities. and reliable.
The royal couple will also discuss what it means to support and accelerate progress on critical issues such as gender equity, racial justice and climate change.
The episode hosted by the couple will include conversations with a number of guests, including Reddit co-founder and 776 founder Alexis Ohanian, and Rappler CEO and executive editor Maria Ressa.
On Tuesday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will host a special edition of the TIME100 talks on the state of our shared digital experience. It comes after Meghan Markle made a bold confrontation between social media users and drug addicts during her last virtual summit appearance on Tuesday (pictured)
Attendees will also include Center for Humane Technology president and co-founder Tristan Harris, Loveland Foundation activist and founder Rachel Cargle, author and co-director of UCLA’s Center for Internet Critical Investigation Safiya U. Noble.
Disinformation researcher Renée DiResta, Somewhere Good founder Naj Austin, and Teenager Therapy hosts will also appear.
In addition to developing the theme, the guests and topics, the Duke and Duchess will make opening and closing remarks and guide the conversations.
They will also discuss creating safe, trustworthy and compassionate online communities with TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal during the show.
TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO Edward Felsenthal commented, “Since launch in April, TIME100 Talks has focused on solutions and visions of a better future through conversations with extraordinary leaders around the world.”
“This special episode marks our first collaboration and we are thrilled to be partnering with The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to explore these pressing issues.”
In a video shot for Times 11, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle called on American voters to “reject hate speech, misinformation and negativity online” in “the most important election of our lives”.
On Tuesday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will host a special edition of the TIME100 talks on the state of our shared digital experience. In the photo, the royal couple joined Malala Yousafzai for a virtual chat on Sunday
Dan Macsai, TIME’s executive director and TIME100’s editorial director, added: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, both TIME100 alumni, are among the most influential voices in the world.
“We look forward to working with them to elevate essential voices and highlight real solutions to some of the most pressing issues of our time.”
TIME100 Talks summoned more than 100 prominent guests, including UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Attorney Rev. Bernice A. King, Immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci, UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, musicians John Legend and Elton John, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and the Dalai Lama.
It has generated more than 50 million video views on TIME platforms since launch in April.