12 Times Kate and Meghan Wore Jewelry From Diana

Princess Diana was a style icon and wore a wealth of impressive pieces from her own or the royal family's collection.

Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle, the wives of her two sons Prince William and Prince Harry, have been have on occasion been spotted wearing her jewelry.

The Princess of Wales' sons, who carry on her legacy, have made sure their partners carry a piece of her memory, including on very special occasions. Here are 12...

1. Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring

Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010 using Princess Diana's sapphire ring.

However, former royal butler Paul Burrell revealed the Duke of Cambridge was given it by his younger brother Prince Harry who wanted a part of his mother to one day be on the throne.

Burrell told Amazon Prime documentary The Diana Story: "Harry said to him: 'Wouldn't it be fitting if she [Kate] had mummy's ring?'."

He added: "Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England. Harry gave up his precious treasure."

Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring
Kate Middleton watches Great Britain Mixed Coxed Four Rowing - LTAMix4+ team celebrate after winning gold on day 4 of the London 2012 Paralympic Games at Eton Dorney on September 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. She is wearing her engagement ring, which had belonged to Princess Diana. Chris Jackson/Getty Images

2. Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring

Prince Harry no longer had the sapphire ring to give his own wife, but he still made sure Princess Diana would be a symbolic part of his marriage to Meghan Markle.

The Duke of Sussex had a new engagement ring specially made using a central stone from Botswana and two diamonds from his mother's collection.

The prince told the story during the couple's engagement interview with the BBC in November 2017.

Meghan Markle's Engagement Ring
Meghan Markle attends an Anzac Day Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey on April 25, 2018 in London, England. She is wearing her engagement ring. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Harry said: "The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together."

Meghan added: "Obviously, not being able to meet his mom, it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us."

3. Butterfly Earrings

Meghan wore Princess Diana's butterfly earrings on her first royal tour after her May 2018 wedding.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had already visited the four home countries of the United Kingdom and it was time to look further afield to Australia, which also has Queen Elizabeth II as its head of state.

Meghan Markle Wearing Princess Diana's Earrings
Meghan Markle smiles during a reception hosted by the Governor General at Admiralty House in Sydney on October 16, 2018. Her butterfly earrings belonged to Prince Harry's mother, the late Princess Diana. Steve Christo / POOL / AFP/Getty Images

Just a day after the couple announced Meghan was pregnant, the duchess paid tribute to Prince Harry's own mother.

The butterfly earrings she wore to Admiralty House, in Sydney, on October 16 were worn by Princess Diana during a tour of Canada in 1986.

4. The Lover's Knot Tiara

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the same Lover's Knot tiara that was iconic for Princess Diana at a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on October 23, 2018.

Kate also wore a set of pearl earrings which Princess Diana had been given as a wedding present after marrying Prince Charles in 1981.

The princess wore the tiara at an event in New Zealand in 1983.

Kate Middleton in Lover's Knot Tiara
Kate Middleton during a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace on October 23, 2018 in London. She is wearing the Lover's Knot tiara, which was also worn by Princess Diana, as well as Diana's pearl earrings. John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images

5. Pearl Bracelet

Kate Middleton wore Princess Diana's pearl bracelet on a tour of Germany in July 2017.

The Duchess of Cambridge was seen in the jewelry as she and Prince William arrived for a reception at the Clärchens Ballhaus, Berlin's last original dance hall.

The piece was designed by Nigel Milne and worn by Diana in Hong Kong in November 1989.

Kate Middleton in Diana's Bracelet
Kate Middleton arrives at the last original dancehall in Berlin, the Clärchens Ballhaus, to attend a reception with Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, on day 2 of their official visit to Germany on July 20, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. She is wearing Princess Diana's pearl bracelet. Chris Jackson - Pool/Getty Images

6. Princess Diana's Bracelet

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry walked in Diana's footsteps as they gave a bombshell interview attacking the Monarchy in March.

The tell-all reminded many of Princess Diana's own dramatic allegations in 1995 when she told the BBC there were "three of us in this marriage."

Meghan also channelled her mother-in-law through her outfit by wearing Diana's diamond Cartier tennis bracelet.

People reported Prince Harry wanted his wife to wear the item during the sit-down so Diana could be with them.

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7. The Aquamarine Cocktail Ring

Prince Harry made sure Princess Diana was with them at their wedding reception too, when Meghan wore his mother's famous aquamarine cocktail ring.

The duchess was seen in the dramatic jewelry as they drove from Windsor Castle to their reception at nearby Frogmore House, on May 19, 2018.

Diana commissioned the ring from British jeweler Aspery in 1996 and wore it in Sydney on October 31 that same year.

It was a tumultuous time for the princess as that year she divorced Prince Charles following four years of acrimonious separation.

The Prince of Wales also hosted the wedding reception where Meghan wore the ring.

Meghan Markle wearing Princess Diana's Aquamarine Ring
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry wave as they leave Windsor Castle after their wedding to attend an evening reception at Frogmore House, hosted by Prince Charles on May 19, 2018, in Windsor, England. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images

8. The Japanese Four-Row Pearl Choker

Kate Middleton wore a dramatic pearl choker to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's 70th wedding anniversary in November 2017.

And the same necklace was worn by Princess Diana to a state banquet at Hampton Court Palace, in London, for Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, in 1982.

The Japanese Four-Row Pearl Choker, in fact, belonged to Elizabeth who commissioned it from jeweller Garrard, who, according to Marie Claire, said they were made with the "finest cultured pearls presented to her by the Japanese government."

9. Diamond Jubilee Earrings

Kate Middleton honored Princess Diana during the queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 with a set of earrings from her mother-in-law's collection.

The sapphires, surrounded by diamonds, were modified for the duchess from a pair Diana wore which originally had a second oval stone below, Marie Claire reported.

Princess Diana wore them at a reception in Brisbane in April 1983 after they were a gift from the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

Kate Middleton Wearing Diana's Earrings
Kate Middleton watches a children's sports event alongside Queen Elizabeth II while visiting Vernon Park during a Diamond Jubilee visit to Nottingham on June 13, 2012 in Nottingham, England. She is wearing earrings from Princess Diana's collection. Phil Noble - WPA Pool/Getty Images

10. Sapphire Necklace

The other half of the same set of Princess Diana's earrings is believed to have been used for one of Kate's necklaces, People reported.

The duchess wore the piece when meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at Buckingham Palace last year.

Kate Middleton's Necklace From Diana's Earrings
Prince William and Kate Middleton talk with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky and his wife Olena during an audience at Buckingham Palace on October 7, 2020 in London, England. Kate Middleton's necklace is believed to be based on Princess Diana's earrings. Jonathan Brady/WPA Pool/Getty Images

11. Princess Diana's Gold Bangle

Meghan Markle wore Diana's gold bangle at an event which was all about fashion in September 2019.

The duchess launched her Smart Works collection wearing the bracelet which features two blue stones.

Princess Diana wore the piece when she visited the Lord Gage Centre, in Newham, in 1990, the Daily Express reported.

Meghan Markle's Smart Works Collection
Meghan Markle launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. She is wearing Diana's bracelet. Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

12. Pearl Earrings

Kate Middleton wore a set of Princess Diana's pearl earrings to the BAFTAs, Britain's answer to the Oscars, in 2019.

Prince William is BAFTA president and the duchess kept his mother with her for the glamorous occasion.

Diana was given them as a present following her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 by Collingwood Jewellers.