Meghan Markle Just Carried a Modern Iteration of Princess Diana’s Most Iconic Purse

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We all know by now that oftentimes royals – Meghan Markle in particular – dress with intention, and her recent sartorial nod to Princess Diana was no coincidence. As she promoted COVID-19 vaccine equity alongside Prince Harry at Global Citizen Live in New York, the Duchess subtly paid tribute to Diana through one accessory: her Dior bag.

The Lady D-Lite purse in Meghan’s hand is a modern iteration of the Lady Dior, made famous by Diana in the late ’90s. Originally called the Chouchou, the purse was gifted to Diana by the first lady of France at the time, Bernadette Chirac. Upon receiving, Diana carried it on numerous occasions, including at the Met Gala, which prompted the fashion house to rename the iconic purse Lady Dior.

While Meghan’s choice honours Diana, her Lady D-Lite has her own touch: “DSSOS” monogrammed across the front in reference to her title. She paired the bag with a white Valentino shift dress featuring floral appliques, a long black coat draped over, as well as sleek black pumps. Ahead, get a side-by-side look at Meghan and Diana carrying their gorgeous Dior purses.

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