Meghan Markle is a true bastion of mixing high and low fashion together in a seamless way, and her latest appearances have been no different.
On Thursday last week, Meghan made a surprise appearance at the National Theatre, where she wore a now-sold out £29 white organza puff-sleeved Topshop blouse teamed with a matching Roland Mouret pencil skirt. But it was what was hanging round her neck that really caught our eye – a gold pendant necklace by jewellery designer Sophie Lis.
Named the Love Pendant, Sophie was naturally overjoyed to see Meghan wearing one of her creations, and she took to Instagram to say so – as well as to reveal the sweet secret meaning behind the design.
The pendant necklace features a plus sign made of diamonds followed by the french ‘qu’hier’, meaning ‘than yesterday’, then a minus sign made of rubies followed by the french ‘que demain’, meaning ‘than tomorrow’. Put together, the cryptic design spells out ‘more than yesterday / less than tomorrow’.
It’s inspired by an extract from the french 19th century poem ‘The Eternal Song’ by Rosemonde Gerard: ‘For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.’
It’s extremely romantic and leaves us wondering whether it was a present from her husband Prince Harry, although there’s no way we can know for sure. It could also be a heartfelt tribute to the couple’s son Archie, who has remained in Canada while the couple fulfill their final royal duties in the UK.
Meghan is no stranger to sentimental jewellery, either – she was recently spotted wearing a gold necklace with the word ‘Virgo’ inscribed, Harry’s star sign, when the couple were briefly separated to attend different royal engagements in Canada and the UK.