Meghan Markle wears Princess Diana's jewellery for Smart Works fashion launch

Meghan Markle wore Princess Diana's earrings to the launch of the Smart Works collection [Photo: Getty Images]

On Thursday Meghan Markle made her first official engagement since the birth of her four month old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The 38-year-old arrived at John Lewis on Oxford Street for the highly anticipated launch of her fashion collection, in collaboration with Smart Works.

Meghan, who is patron of the charity that helps women find work, created a five piece collection full of workwear essentials with leading fashion brands, John LewisMarks and SpencerJigsaw and Mischa Nonoo.

The duchess arrived looking ready for business wearing two items from the new collection. A smart white shirt, which was designed by her friend Misha Nonoo (£125) and a pair of sleek black trousers by Jigsaw (£120).

The royal also poignantly accessorised the outfit with jewellery that had once belonged to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana.

The Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection [Photo: Getty Images]
Meghan wore Princess Diana's bangle and earrings to the Smart Works collection launch [Photo: Getty Images]
Diana, Princess of Wales wearing the butterfly earrings during a trip to Canada on May 3, 1986 [Photo: Getty Images]

Meghan wore a pair of butterfly earrings, which Diana had previously worn during a royal tour of Canada in 1986. She also sported a gold cuff with two statement gems that Diana wore in 1990.

It wasn’t the first time Meghan had been seen in the items of jewellery. She first debuted the accessories during the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour of Sydney back in October 2018.

Meghan wore Princess Diana's earrings on the couples royal tour of Sydney, Australia. [Photo: Getty Images]

Meghan accessorised with multiple other gold bangles for a modern aesthetic, as well as a brown Ralph Lauren belt and matching court shoes.

Get Meghan’s look

The Smart Set Shirt by Misha Nonoo | £125 | Shop here

Paris Slim Fit Tapered Trousers by Jigsaw | £120 | Shop here

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Butterfly Stud Earrings by M&S | £5 | Shop here

Leather Belt by Ralph Lauren | £39 | Shop here

Shop the Smart Works collection

For every item bought from The Smart Set capsule collection, the same item will be given to a Smart Works client, helping to provide them with the confidence and support they need in order to enter the workforce.

Paris One Button Jacket by Jigsaw | £199 | Shop here

Crepe Shift Dress in Black by M&S | £19.50 | Shop now

Crepe Shift Dress in Blue by M&S | £19.50 | Shop now

Leather Smart Set Tote Bag in Tan by John Lewis | £109 | Join waitlist

Leather Smart Set Tote Bag in Black by John Lewis | £109 | Join waitlist

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