The Duchess of Sussex's Dior bag was a tribute to Princess Diana

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The royals often use their sartorial choices to send a message and the Duchess of Sussex is no exception.

Meghan and the Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, returned to public appearances over the weekend while visiting New York City. The duchess once again proved the power of her timeless style with a series of chic looks.

While speaking at the Global Citizen concert, where the pair promoted Covid vaccine equity, Meghan looked effortlessly stylish dressed in a white Valentino shift dress and a Dior bag. The bag, however, is anything but ordinary and has a few special touches.

First, looking more closely at the Dior design, you can see that there is a monogram in the centre of the bag. One eagle-eyed Twitter user spotted the letters, reading, "DSSOS"—an abbreviation of "Duchess of Sussex." DSS stands for "duchess," O for "of," and S for "Sussex."

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In addition to the monogramming, the bag itself holds its own particular meaning. The style is Christian Dior's Lady D-Lite bag, an iteration of the brand's original Lady Dior bag. The style was named after Meghan's late mother-in-law, Princess Diana. According to FT, the then-unnamed bag was gifted to Princess Diana in 1995 by the French first lady. Diana took a liking to the style, which she received in black leather, and began wearing it often. Dior officially named the bag after Diana in 1996 and reportedly sold 200,000 in its first two years of production. The bag is now commonly associated with the people's princess.

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Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

Meghan made the bag her own with the DSSOS initials, and this is not the first time she's sported a monogrammed accessory; in fact, she and the Duchess of Cambridge both often wear personalised necklaces, featuring their children's initials on them. The tradition extends even prior to Archie and Lili's births. When she and Prince Harry began dating, Meghan hinted at their relationship with a piece from brand Maya Brenner, featuring the letters "M" and "H."

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