Meghan's pearl earrings at the WellChild Awards are from someone very special

By Jessica Pollack

If the earrings that Meghan Markle donned at the WellChild Awards on Tuesday (Sept. 4) looked familiar, that's because she's worn them before! In fact, the diamond and pearl studs were a gift from a very special member of the royal family: the Queen. The duchess first wore the baubles back in June while on her first official solo outing with the monarch in Cheshire, and HELLO!'s royal correspondent Emily Nash was told that they were a gift from Her Majesty.

The royal went shopping in her own jewellery box for the WellChild Awards. Photo: © Getty Images

The Duchess of Sussex paired her prized earrings with a chic black suit by Altuzarra, a blouse by Czech label Deitas, black pumps and a black clutch with gold chain detailing. She also wore a WellChild pin on the lapel of her blazer and, of course, her dazzling diamond engagement ring and Welsh gold wedding band.

Meghan debuted the earrings gifted by Her Majesty in Cheshire. Photo: © Getty Images

The 37-year-old's first outing with the Queen was a momentous one as it happened less than a month after her royal wedding with Prince Harry. The duchess was surely filled with nerves ahead of a packed day with the seasoned royal, where they opened a new bridge, visited a theatre and attended a luncheon. But Her Majesty knew just how to make Meghan feel special and welcome by gifting her the pretty diamond and pearl pieces.

Meghan and the Queen spent the day together in Cheshire in June. Photo: © Getty Images

The Queen has also been happy to lend her granddaughters-in-law pieces from her spectacular jewellery collection, which has seen Duchess Kate through many a state banquet and royal tour. For the former actress, this started with the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara, which Meghan wore on her wedding day. As the Duchess of Sussex prepares to embark on her first official tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga, perhaps her luggage will include a few more pieces from the monarch.

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