A tribute to Princess Diana? Meghan Markle channeled her mother-in-law with laid-back double denim look as she donned an Anthropologie shirt for visit to preschool on the anniversary of the late royal’s death
- Meghan Markle, 39, joined Prince Harry, 35, to visit a preschool earlier this week
- Duchess of Sussex paid tribute to Princess Diana with her laid-back denim look
- Royal opted for jeans with denim Antropologie shirt as she stepped out in LA
- Relaxed double-denim style was very similar to one worn by the royal in 1994
- The visit came on the 23rd anniversary of Princess Diana’s death on Monday
Meghan Markle paid tribute to Prince Harry’s late mother Princess Diana with a laid-back denim style as she visited a preschool on the anniversary of the royal’s passing this week.
The Duke, 35, and Duchess of Sussex, 39, who are currently living in their $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara, planted forget-me-nots in honour of Princess Diana during a visit to a preschool in Los Angeles on the 23rd anniversary of her death on Monday.
Meghan swept her hair into a low bun for the visit, and opted for a relaxed double-denim look with a shirt from Anthropologie and a pair of jeans for the occasion at the Assistance League’s preschool Learning Center.
The look was strikingly similar to one worn by Princess Diana during a skiing holiday with Prince William, 38, and Prince Harry in Lech in 1994.
The Duchess of Sussex, 39, made a note to Princess Diana with a laid-back double denim look as she visited a preschool on the anniversary of the royal’s passing this week
The double-denim look was remarkably similar to one worn by Prince Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, during a 1994 skiing holiday in Lech
Meghan’s relaxed shirt, which is believed to be the same piece she wore during Archie’s birthday video, features subtle striping, single seams at the shoulder, and cuff with a cream patterned fabric.
Although she didn’t wear the brand during her time in the royal family, The Duchess is known to have several items from American brand Anthropologie.
While Meghan opted for a pair of comfortable black pumps with her denim look, Princess Diana accessorised with a pair of cosy white snow boots.
Prince Harry and Meghan could be seen digging with trowels into dirt and planting flowers as they visited the at risk children in Los Angeles on Monday.
The Duchess joined the Duke to plant forget-me-nots in honour of Princess Diana during a visit to a preschool in Los Angeles on the 23rd anniversary of her death on Monday
According to Prince Harry and Meghan’s biographer Omid Scobie, the pair went on to play nursery rhymes in the garden with the youngsters and also spent time reading books about gardening and vegetables.’
Prince Harry and Meghan have reportedly previously volunteered at the centre with this visit coinciding with the anniversary of Princess Diana’s passing.
In the photographs, the couple, who wore masks during their visit, could be seen bending down into the soil as they carefully replanted the garden.
Meghan sat cross-legged and dug her hands into the soil as she helped children water plants at the preschool centre.
Prince Harry appeared relaxed as he depotted plants and flowers alongside the youngsters at the centre with Meghan
The couple could be seen digging with trowels into dirt and planting flowers as they visited the at risk children in Los Angeles, with Prince Harry and Meghan also planting forget-me-not-seeds in memory of Princess Diana
Meanwhile Prince Harry carefully depotted flowers and plants while speaking to the youngsters at the school.
Sharing images of their visit online, the Assistance League LA tweeted: ‘The children of our Preschool Learning Center got a wonderful surprise when The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited yesterday.’
They continued: ‘In addition to helping the children replant the Preschool Learning Center’s garden, they spent time with them, sharing their appreciation for nature and helping to instill the importance of healthy eating.
‘We truly appreciate their time and care for our students.’
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex planted forget-me-not flowers during the visit to the preschool in memory of Princess Diana (pictured, Prince Harry with Prince William and Princess Diana)
The couple made the visit on the 23rd anniversary of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana’s, passing.
Princess Diana died at the age of 36 when the car she was travelling in crashed in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.
Their visit comes days after Prince Harry and Prince William revealed plans for a statue that was commissioned to mark the twentieth anniversary of Princess Diana’s death will now be installed at Kensington Palace next year.
A statement on behalf of the Duke of Sussex and Duke of Cambridge issued by Kensington Palace read: ‘The statue that Prince William and Prince Harry have commissioned to commemorate their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, will be installed next year on what would have been her 60th birthday.’
Their visit comes days after the Duke said he was ‘loving’ life in the US during a virtual call from his $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara
It will be installed in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace on 1st July 2021, marking The Princess’s 60th birthday.
Days ago, Prince Harry said he is ‘loving’ his ‘fantastic’ new life in the US and said he wants to teach Archie how to play rugby in the garden of his $14 million mansion.
The Duke joined a virtual call alongside staff and volunteers from the Rugby Football League where he was asked by Ellery Hanley MBE if he is enjoying life in the US, to which he said: ‘Oh easy question. I am loving it. It’s fantastic.’
Meanwhile Prince Harry joked it is ‘impossible’ to get hold of any rugby balls in the states, saying: ‘What I need is a few mini rugby balls that I can get Archie involved with the game…I’ve got a little bit of space outside which we’re fortunate enough to have,’
The royal joked it was ‘impossible’ to get hold of any rugby balls in the states, as he added he was ‘unbelievably fortunate’ to have space outside to see his son play. Harry, Meghan and Archie are pictured in South Africa last year
He said: ‘I need to get him playing some rugby league, but I am unbelievably fortunate and grateful to have outdoor space and see my son outside as I know so many people haven’t had that chance in the last five months.’
The Duke went on to add: ‘Our little man is our number one priority and then our work is our second priority to play our part to make the world a better place.’
It emerged earlier this week that Prince Harry and Meghan are ‘likely’ to spend an ‘extended period of time in the UK next year’ in order to attend Trooping the Colour and the unveiling of the new Princess Diana statue.
Omid Scobie, co-author of bombshell biography Finding Freedom, said the Duke and Duchess had ‘many reasons to be based in the UK’ in the spring and summer of 2021.
The Duke is currently living in his $14 million mansion in Santa Barbara with Meghan and their son Archie
Speaking on the Heirpod podcast, Omid said: ‘In March, we have the Invictus Games, which has been rescheduled, in the Hague. In June, we have Trooping the Colour, which I imagine Prince Harry and Meghan would like to still be at, and July 1, we have the unveiling of the [Princess Diana] statue.’
He added: ‘I would not be surprised if we saw the Sussexes spend an extended period of time in the UK next year.
‘There are many reasons for them to be based in the UK for that period, depending on whether travel will be back to normal.’
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