16 October 2018

Diana's Butterflies for Meghan in Sydney

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It's been a big week already for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: they've kicked off their first royal tour and announced that they're expecting a baby next spring! And, perhaps most exciting of all, they've dug deep into the family jewelry vaults to bring out an heirloom surprise in Sydney.




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At Admiralty House in Sydney on Tuesday morning, Meghan stepped out in a white dress accessorized with earrings and a bracelet that belonged to her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.


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The palace has confirmed that the pieces are from Diana's personal jewelry collection. Here's a good look at one of the butterfly earrings (which had a tendency to rotate a bit in Meghan's ears, a typical issue with large stud earrings).


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Here's a good close-up view of the earrings from today's appearance.


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We also got a decent look at the bangle bracelet, also from Diana's collection, as Harry and Meghan visited Taronga Zoo, where they met a baby koala named in Meghan's honor.


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Here's a closer look at the piece, which, like the earrings, appears to be made of gold, diamonds, and enamel.


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Meghan's engagement and wedding rings were also visible during Tuesday's daytime tour schedule.


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I'm not sure the Sussexes can top a pregnancy announcement and an outing of Diana's long-hidden jewels for the remainder of this lengthy tour, but I'm looking forward to seeing them try!