Being a Duchess, there’s predictably no end of heirlooms and precious items that Meghan could pass on to her future child but there’s one in particular she’s saving that she gifted to herself long before she became a royal.
Prior to meeting and falling in love with Prince Harry, Meghan played the role of Rachel Zane on the hit show Suits and when it was renewed for a third season she decided to celebrate by buying herself a £4,200 Cartier watch that she would pass on down the generations.
Speaking to Hello! Magazine in 2015, the former actress said, “I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch.”
Before revealing that not only did she “totally splurge” on one and get it engraved with “To M.M. From M.M”, she hoped to “give it to [her] daughter one day.”
Commenting on her future plans, the Duchess of Sussex added, “that’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them”.
One of the most iconic timepieces of the Cartier collection, the Cartier French Tank watch design is over 100 years old and it’s not the first time it’s been popular with a royal.
According to The New York Times, the late Princess Diana owned a Tank Louis Cartier and a completely gold Tank Française.
Featuring an elegant chain-link bracelet and a rectangular face, Meghan’s chosen design is utterly timeless. Prices range from £2780 all the way up to £6950 because you can get it in a number of finishes from steel, to steel with 18K pink gold or diamonds.
Currently, it has not been reported that Harry and Meghan are expecting a child however they have both expressed interest in doing so.
During the pair’s interview in November following the news they were engaged, Prince Harry responded with “Of course,” when asked if they had baby plans. He added, “you know, one step at a time. Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future.”
Perhaps Meghan will be passing on this heirloom sooner than we think.
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