When the Duke and Duchess of Sussex welcome their second baby into the world, their daughter is sure to receive plenty of gifts, keepsakes and family treasures – and we already know what one of them will look like.
That’s because years ago, long before the former Meghan Markle had her own title or even met her prince, she revealed the one personal asset she was intending to pass on to his future daughter.Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on March 8, 2021. Misan Harriman / The Duke and Duchess of Sussex via Getty Images
Harry and Meghan, who are already the parents of their almost 2-year-old son Archie, announced they are expecting their second child on February 14. Then, almost a month later, they told Oprah Winfrey that they had a baby girl on the way.
But that was in 2015, during an interview with Hello! magazine, which Meghan, then ‘Suits’ star, spoke about about the special memory she would one day give to a girl.
“I have always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch,” she said of the classic watch. “When I found out that ‘Suits’ had been chosen for our third season – which at the time seemed like a big milestone – I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version.Meghan can be seen wearing her Cartier watch in this photo of her Pre-Duchess, 2016. George Pimentel / WireImage
“I had it engraved on the back, ‘To MM From MM,’” she said, adding, “I plan to give it to my daughter someday. This is what makes the pieces special, the connection you have with them.
The story behind the watch and this self-empowering inscription is sure to make them a beloved crush when their little girl steps into their life.
And there’s another special connection to the room for the upcoming royal: It would’ve been a grandma’s favorite, too.
Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, was known to wear her own beloved Cartier Tank watch.
As for the Duchess’s timepiece, her daughter will not only be able to wear it; she will also be able to listen to old episodes of “Suits” and see mom wearing it.Meghan, seen here with her co-star Patrick J. Adams, wore her beloved watch on set while filming ‘Suits’ in 2013. NBC
And Archie’s little sister might even spy on a few more one-day passages on the show .
“We wanted Rachel’s jewelry to feel personal, like heirlooms,” Markle told Hello! in the same interview with his character. “I actually wore my grandmother’s charm bracelet and my mom’s beads on the show.”