Meghan Markle frenzy as royal fans spot ‘nod to ex-husband’ in UN speech

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Meghan made her most significant public appearance since her split from the Royal Family earlier this month. She was the keynote speaker for the UN’s Girl Up Leadership Summit, an event which also saw figures such as Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton take part to promote female empowerment. During her speech, the Duchess of Sussex denounced the “status quo” and encouraged young girls to push back against the system — with many assuming she was alluding to her own time on the royal frontline.

She closed her speech by saying she, her husband Prince Harry and her son Archie would be cheering on all the young leaders as they fought for a better world.

However, some royal fans on Twitter were surprised when they thought they saw the Duchess of Sussex wearing a tribute to her ex-husband Trevor Engelson.

Writing on Twitter, @Murky_Meg retweeted a fellow royal fan who noted that Meghan was seen wearing a particular gold bracelet during her UN speech.

The first account noted: “MM [sic] wore the Cartier Love bracelet gifted by her to her ex-husband Trevor at GirlUp speech.

“It was a wedding gift from Trevor. It is now being sold at Meghan’s Mirror.”

Meghan’s Mirror is a fan website dedicated to the Duchess of Sussex’s style choices and outfits over the years.

The website is selling the item — although unlikely to be Meghan’s original — for $5,949 (£4,712).

The Twitter fans pointed to an article from the Daily Star, published in March 2017, which noted that the former Suits actress was wearing the bracelet in a wedding with Harry, too.

The outlet believed she wore the Cartier Love Bracelet – a gift from her first husband – to a Jamaican wedding, when she was Harry’s guest.

The couple — who were not engaged at the time — had flown out to the Caribbean to watch one of Harry’s old school friends tie the knot.

Meghan was pictured wearing the 18-carat yellow gold bracelet as she arrived with Harry for the wedding of Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip.

The Daily Star claimed many outlets “gushed over the £5,000 piece of jewellery, suggesting it was a gift from Harry” but pointed out photos from Meghan’s wedding to Trevor Engelson where she appeared to be wearing the band, suggesting it was a gift from him.

However, it has not been confirmed that this was a gift from her ex-husband.

Interestingly, Meghan’s wedding to Trevor took place in Jamaica, too, and it was a far cry from the lavish ceremony she and Harry had in May 2018.

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The Duchess of Sussex dated film and TV producer Mr Engelson for six years.

They got engaged in 2010 — but divorced after three years of marriage due to “irreconcilable differences”.

Mr Engelson got married again last year, and is now expecting his first child with his new wife in September.

This is not the first time Meghan has faced some criticism for her jewellery choices.

She came under fire when royal fans noticed that her engagement ring from Prince Harry looked a little different a year after her wedding.

Town & Country noted last summer that “the ring looks like it has been reset”.

The article explained that it now featured a thin micro-pave band instead of an original solid yellow gold one.

Some perceived it as a slight towards Harry, as he designed the engagement ring using one diamond from Botswana and two from Princess Diana’s personal collection.

However, Harper’s Bazaar clarified that Harry took the ring to be resized and reset with a new diamond band when he was designing his one-year anniversary present for Meghan — an eternity ring.

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