Meghan Markle pays homage to Princess Diana with necklaces on Nigeria trip

Meghan Markle has taken another page out of Princess Diana’s style book.

The Duchess of Sussex, 42, was photographed during her trip to Nigeria Friday wearing a gold necklace that looked very similar to one her late mother-in-law once wore while visiting the same African country.

Markle paired the gold collar jewelry with a cream-colored top and a white blazer. Diana also chose to wear light colors when she wore hers back in 1991.

On her trip to Nigeria, Meghan Markle wore a gold necklace that looks similar to one Princess Diana once wore. AP
Diana also wore her gold necklace in 1991. Getty Images

Markle then chose to honor the former Princess of Wales once again on Saturday by wearing a gold cross necklace that a source tells Page Six actually belonged to Diana.

The “Suits” alum showed off the dainty chain by pairing it with a white strapless linen dress by St. Agni.

Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, were invited to a reception hosted by Christopher Musa, the chief of the Nigerian defense staff, in honor of military families.

We’re told Markle also wore a cross necklace that belonged to Diana. AFP via Getty Images
Prince Harry was seen at an event in Nigeria in a cream-colored suit. AFP via Getty Images

Prince Harry matched his wife with another linen look, opting for a cream-colored suit.

The couple announced the unveiling of a rehabilitation center at the reception.

Earlier in the day, Markle, 42, cheered on Harry, 39, while he played at a volleyball game.

A 9-year-old girl named Tiwa Akanbi, who was present, told reporters that the duchess gushed to her, “Prince Harry loves to play volleyball” and that “he’s very good at it.”

Markle is not just a fan of her spouse — but evidently also his late mom, as she has turned to Diana for fashion inspiration many times before.

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Markle cheered for Harry at a volleyball game Saturday.
She reportedly told a little girl, “Prince Harry loves to play volleyball.” REUTERS

In May 2023, the mother of two was seen wearing Diana’s Cartier watch during a hike.

Markle reportedly wears the time-keeping piece nearly every day. She also sports a Bentley & Skinner diamond tennis bracelet, which is believed to have been a gift from King Charles III to his late ex-wife.

The Sussexes are in Africa to promote their philanthropic efforts.

On Friday, Markle stirred up conversation online when she wore a dress that has a peculiar name.

Markle and Harry kicked off their Nigeria trip with a visit to Lightway Academy in Abuja. Getty Images for The Archewell Foundation
Markle sparked chatter online with a peach dress she wore in Nigeria. AP

The former “Deal or No Deal” model wore a backless peach maxi dress, whose style is known as “Windsor” — which is also the royal house of the United Kingdom.

“Im convinced she is doing this on purpose at this point. Infamy is her goal – not approval. She is taking a page out of Wallis’s handbook,” one critic tweeted at the time.

Another royal fan chimed in, “Done as a snub. DEFINITELY.”