Meghan Markle pays tribute to Princess Diana with diamond necklace

Meghan Markle honored her late mother-in-law in a subtle way on May 11. The Duchess of Sussex caught the attention of eagle-eyed royalists when she wore a diamond cross and gold chain necklace at an event in Abuja, Nigeria, where she attended with husband Prince Harry.

According to People magazine , the necklace was a recent gift from Prince Harry to Markle and once belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.

This isn't the first time she's paid homage to Princess Diana with accessories. In 2018, Markle stepped out wearing Diana's butterfly earrings, and she also wore an aquamarine ring on her wedding day. Prince Harry also used two diamonds from his mother's personal collection to create Markle's three-stone engagement ring, which he designed before proposing in 2017.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in Nigeria to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Invincible Games, which Harry co-founded. The visit comes more than 30 years after King Charles and Princess Diana visited the same region in March 1990.

Meghan Markle in Abuja, Nigeria's capital. Cora Sulaimon/AFP/Getty Images

Another tribute to Princess Diana

As part of the trip, Harry and Markle visited a school in Abuja on May 10, where the Duchess was photographed wearing a gold choker necklace similar to that worn by Princess Diana three decades ago Necklace worn when visiting Nigeria.

At school, she also gave a rare update on her two children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

"She's almost three years old. A few weeks ago, she looked at me and she could just see the reflection in my eyes. She [said], 'Mom, I see me in you,'" the duchess said. "I stand by those words in a very different way. I think, yes, I do see me in you and you do see me in you."