MEGHAN Markle is rocking more than £650,000 worth of jewellery from Princess Diana’s private collection, from her signature Cartier replica watch to the stunning Aquamarine ring she wore on her wedding day. When Princess Diana passed away in 1997 her priceless jewels were left to Prince William and Prince Harry, who divided up the gems to give to their future wives.
In recent weeks the mum to one-year-old Archie has been spotted wearing another one of Diana’s signature pieces, her best quality fake Cartier watch.
Meghan and Prince Harry shared a black-and-white snap of themselves to promote the TIME100 Talks earlier this month, and fans were quick to spot the watch on the former actress’ wrist.
James Constantinou, founder of Prestige Pawnbrokers, said: “Diana’s Cartier Tank Francaise replica in 18ct yellow gold case, on matching bracelet, is a classic and timeless watch, as well as a functional piece of jewellery.
“Diana also owned a rounder Tank Louis, but stopped wearing it in the early 80s.”
The Swiss movement copy Cartier watch was a gift from Princess Diana’s father for her 21st birthday, and is thought to have been bought for £17,800 at the time。
But James revealed its value has skyrocketed, as she said: “The connection to a well known admired public figure usually brings a premium in terms of values.
“There is currently much interest around Diana and this coupled with the downturn in usual commodities will bring savvy investors to the auction rooms, this will inevitably drive the price north.
“I would estimate the watch to fetch in excess of £500,000.”