As Meghan Markle prepares for her upcoming marriage to Prince Harry, much has been made of the actress’ priceless diamond engagement ring — as well as a watch that Markle gifted to herself years prior. While Markle’s engagement ring was reportedly designed by Prince Harry using diamonds once owned by his late mother, Princess Diana, Markle’s Cartier watch is a testament to the soon-to-be royal’s former acting career. Markle bought herself the Cartier French Tank Watch she had “always coveted” after her TV show Suits was renewed for a third season in 2012, and had it inscribed with a simple message to herself.
“I had it engraved on the back, ‘To M.M. From M.M.’ and I plan to give it to my daughter one day,” said Markle to Hello! Magazine in 2015. “That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”
According to Markle’s close friend Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, the actress is looking forward to the prospect of being a mom someday and having a daughter of her own.
“She said to me, ‘I would absolutely love to have children, and I can’t wait to be a mother,’” said Nelthorpe-Cowne.
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