Meghan Markle Pays Tribute To Diana By Displaying Her Black Purse During NYC Visit

During her trip to New York alongside her husband Prince Harry, Meghan Markle made sure to add a significant touch to one of her outfits in memory of her late mother-in-law.

The Duchess of Sussex showcased some of her finest fashion pieces during her time in the Big Apple, which included her precious wedding earrings while she was Downtown and a €5k coat while reading to school children in Harlem.

However, one of Meghan’s more notable outfits was the beautiful white Valentino dress she wore on stage at the Global Citizen concert. Along with the stand-out dress, the mother-of-two gave a nod to Harry’s late mum Princess Diana, as she was spotted holding the Dior Lady D-Lite handbag.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (L) and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex attend Global Citizen Live, New York on September 25, 2021 in New York City. Pic: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Global Citizen )

The bag, originally called Chouchou, the French word for favorite, was much adored by the late Princess. The bag was first designed in 1995 and according to Editorialist, it was gifted to Diana that year by French Prime Minister Jacques Chirac’s wife Bernadette.

Princess Diana fell head over heels for the piece and soon after, she purchased the same design in a variety of colors, even carrying it with her during her own trip to New York in 1996 when she attended the Met Gala.

Diana Princess of Wales (left) with her close friend, Liz Tilberis arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York for the Costume Institute Ball this Evening. (Pic: JOHN STILLWELL/AFP via Getty Images)

According to Vogue, Diana loved the bag so much that it was renamed the Lady Dior bag; the updated version Meghan carried with her in the Big Apple, however, was introduced in 2019 and it’s called the Lady D-Lite bag.

The stylish designer handbag wasn’t the only memory of Diana that Meghan carried with her, as she was also wearing Diana’s gold Cartier Tank Française watch on Saturday.

Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, depart the Global Citizen concert in Central Park on September 25, 2021 in New York City. Pic: Gotham/GC Images)

The Duchess has been seen wearing the watch on multiple occasions, despite the fact it was first given to Prince William following her death.

Brothers William and Harry decided to swap heirlooms twelve years later, however, as William wanted to propose to his then-girlfriend Kate Middleton with the sapphire and diamond ring that had originally been handed down to Harry.