So far, the news cycle ahead of the tell-all special has been dominated by previews for the interview and an article levelling allegations of bullying that “saddened” Markle and, a spokesperson for her said, “attacked” her character.
But beyond defending herself against press coverage, the Duchess of Sussex is also known for communicating via her wardrobe choices.
The duchess chose an Armani dress adorned with a lotus flower ― a symbol of rebirth ― for the occasion. After opening up last year about having a miscarriage, Meghan is pregnant with the couple’s second child. And she and Harry are having their own rebirth of sorts by distancing themselves from the royal family and building their own lives in California.
She is also wearing a bracelet that belonged to Princess Diana, and that Prince Harry previously used to help create Meghan’s engagement ring. According to People magazine, she wore it “so [Diana] could be with them.”
Though it may not have been the couple’s intention, it’s difficult for royal fans to see the bracelet and not draw parallels between how the media has treated the duchess and how it treated his mother.
We’ll have to wait until Monday at 9pm to hear the entirety of the interview on ITV in the UK, but if these subtle details are any indication, it will be worth tuning in.