MEGHAN Markle paid tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana in her subtle jewellery selection for her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The pregnant Duchess of Sussex, 39, can be seen wearing Diana’s sparkling £17,700 Cartier tennis bracelet for the occasion.
She also donned a £1,400 Aquamarine Collette Pendant Cord Necklace from sustainable designer Pippa Small, and a £5,000 Cartier love bracelet, which is believed to have been a present from Harry.
This brought Meghan’s jewellery up to a staggering £24,100, and was in addition to her £3,300 Armani gown and £535 Aquazurra heels.
The duchess glowed as she cradled her growing bump in the teaser trailer for the sit-down chat with Prince Harry and the chat show host, which is airing on March 7.
When Princess Diana died in 1997 her priceless jewels were left to Prince William and Prince Harry, who divided up the gems to give to their future wives.
Gemologist Prestige Pawnbroker Alex Michell, of Channel 4’s Posh Pawn fame, told Fabulous that Diana’s tennis bracelet could be worth in the six figures if it was sold today.
He said: "This is a diamond tennis bracelet in platinum or white gold by Cartier. Classic style that can be worn day or night.
“Each stone could be as large as 0.80cts, which would make the total carat weight of the bracelet over 20cts.
“Probably high colour and clarity especially as Cartier are known to use high quality stones.
“I would estimate a piece like this fetch upwards of £125,000 at auction considering it belonged to Princess Diana.”
MEGHAN’S JEWELLERY FOR OPRAH INTERVIEW
- Diana's diamond tennis bracelet: £17,700
- Cartier love bracelet: £5,000
- Pippa Small necklace: £1,400
Total = £24,100
Meghan gained a number of pieces from Diana, and one of the most iconic is the giant Aquamarine ring Meghan wore to her wedding reception with Prince Harry in 2018, after she changed out of her Givenchy gown into a Stella McCartney number.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were filmed holding hands in the garden of their £11m Santa Barbara mansion, as they spoke to the chat show giant.
Oprah said the couple had revealed "some pretty shocking things" – some of which seemed "almost unsurvivable".
Harry said: "You know for me, I'm just really relieved and happy to be sitting here, talking to you, with my wife by my side.
"Because I can't begin to imagine what it must have been like for her, going through this process by herself. All those years ago.
"Because it's been unbelievably tough for the two of us, but at least we had each other."
Meghan is then heard saying: "Yeah."
Oprah is heard asking Meghan: "Were you silent, or were you silenced?
"I just want to make it clear to everybody there is no subject that is off limits.
"Almost unsurvivable, sounds like there was a breaking point."
Harry replied: "My biggest concern was history repeating itself."
Oprah said: "You've said some pretty shocking things here. Wait, hold up, wait a minute."
The “primetime special” with Meghan and Harry was initially set to last 90 minutes, but CBS have now reportedly extended that to two hours.
It's been reported the Queen was "blindsided" by Harry and Meghan's announcement of a "tell-all" interview with Oprah.
The royal couple apparently failed to inform the monarch of their plans before revealing they'll chat to the American chat show host.
And she only learned of it when US TV network CBS hurriedly issued a statement on Monday – after a producer working for Ms Winfrey mistakenly alerted ITV of the plans, the Mail on Sunday reported.
News of the big interview emerged after the couple announced Meghan's third pregnancy – and days before Buckingham Palace confirmed the pair will never return as senior royals.
Members of the Royal family usually run potential TV interview opportunities past the Queen in advance.
The couple sat down with Oprah to record the chat last Tuesday, it's understood.
Harry and Meghan were forced to reveal the interview ahead of schedule after ITV were tipped off.
The couple are believed to have spoken about marriage, parenthood, life as royals and their charity work during the discussion.
Oprah's very rare sit-down interview with Prince Harry and Meghan is scheduled to air on CBS on March 7 from 8pm.
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