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Meghan Markle wore over £100k of jewellery on her tour of Nigeria

Attending the Nigerian tour with Prince Harry, the Duchess of Sussex accessorised with an insane amount of jewellery including Princess Diana's Cartier watch and a £50k diamond pinky ring

On her recent three-day tour of Nigeria with Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, wore over £100,000 of jewellery, including Princess Diana’s Cartier watch.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day one of her tour of Nigeria wearing Lanvin, AURate, Lorraine Schwartz, Ariel Gordon and Princess Diana's Cartier watch
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day one of her tour of Nigeria wearing Lanvin, AURate, Lorraine Schwartz, Ariel Gordon and Princess Diana’s Cartier watch (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

Dressed in Carolina Herrera, Altuzarra, and Johanna Ortiz, as well as designs from local designers, Meghan accessorised with an insane amount of jewels, including Princess Diana’s Cartier watch, valued at £17,800, a £15,011.84 ‘Against Evil Eye’ bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz, and a pair of hammered disc earrings from Jennifer Meyer for £2,605.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Jennifer Meyer, Lorraine Schwartz, Cartier, Ariel Gordon and a diamond trilogy wedding stack
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Jennifer Meyer, Lorraine Schwartz, Cartier, Ariel Gordon and a diamond trilogy wedding stack (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

Kicking off the tour on Friday, May 10, in a peach dress from Heidi Merrick – dubbed the ‘Windsor dress’ – the royal wore vintage gold earrings from Lanvin, a £1,453 collar necklace from AURate, a £50,000 diamond pinky ring from Lorraine Schwartz, a £4,391.86 diamond hex tennis bracelet from Ariel Gordon and a £20,824.70 Cartier yellow gold Tank Française watch that once belonged to the late Princess Diana.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Dior and Princess Diana's gold and diamond cross pendant
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Dior and Princess Diana’s gold and diamond cross pendant (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

The diamond pinky ring has long been a go-to jewel of Markle. Crafted by American high jewellery designer Lorraine Schwartz, there has long been controversy surrounding the origin of the pinky ring, with the royal couple denying claims that the ring featured diamonds gifted to the couple by an unknown donor in the Middle East. Instead, the ring was sourced by a stylist directly from the designer, the couple explained.

Later that day, Meghan changed into a suit from Altuzarra to visit army wives at the Defence headquarters in Abuja. Here, she was bedecked in £219.60 ‘Royal Signet’ stud earrings from Ariel Gordon and the same collar necklace from AURate.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Kimai and Logan Hollowell
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Kimai and Logan Hollowell (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

For day two of the tour on Saturday May 11th, Meghan chose a pair of £2,594.96 yellow gold ‘Large Hammered Disc’ earrings from Jennifer Meyer which she paired with the same ‘Against Evil Eye’ bracelet from Lorraine Schwartz, a yellow Gold ‘Love’ bangle from Cartier, a diamond hex tennis bracelet from Ariel Gordon and her diamond trilogy wedding stack.

Later that day, at a luncheon with with the Minister of Defence, Meghan swapped out her Jennifer Meyer discs for a pair of vintage gold knotted Dior earrings. She also added Princess Diana’s gold and diamond cross pendant to her look.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Dior and Princess Diana's gold and diamond cross pendant
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day two of her tour of Nigeria wearing Dior and Princess Diana’s gold and diamond cross pendant (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

Meghan’s final outfit on the second day of the tour included a £12,500 ‘Baby Reverse’ diamond tennis necklace from Logan Hollowell and £695 yellow gold and diamond semi hoop earrings from Kimai.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day three of her tour of Nigeria
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day three of her tour of Nigeria (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

With her final look of the 72-hour tour, Meghan donned traditional Nigerian coral drop earrings which were gifted, presumably by a local artisan.

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day three of her tour of Nigeria
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, on day three of her tour of Nigeria (Photo by Andrew Esiebo/Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation)

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