Despite all the snow and the chilly temperatures during Meghan’s visit to Bristol, she carried her gloves when she shook hands with well-wishers.
The Queen almost always wears her gloves while shaking hands at events. However, Princess Diana didn’t do that, and Meghan seems to have continued her practice.
While visiting Bristol with Harry on Friday, Meghan carried her gloves as she shook hands with well-wishers gathered outside the Old Vic theatre. “Sorry my hand is cold!” Meghan told one fan.
“She abandoned the royal protocol of wearing gloves because she liked to hold hands when visiting people or shake hands and have direct contact,” Lynn, the curator of an exhibit on Princess Diana’s style, told PEOPLE.
While you can often see Queen Elizabeth one of her famous wide-brimmed hats, Princess Diana stopped wearing hats because she said, “You can’t cuddle a child in a hat.”
Since her royal wedding, the Duchess of Sussex has found subtle ways to pay tribute to Princess Diana, who died in car accident in 1997.
She has inherited some pieces of Diana’s jewelry, including gold butterfly earrings and a gold bracelet.
The Duchess also paid tribute to Diana on her wedding day, wearing her aquamarine ring as the couple headed to their evening reception.
Harry and his brother William both gave their beautiful wives a ring from their late mother’s jewelry collection.
While William gave Diana’s diamond and sapphire engagement ring to Kate when he proposed to her, Harry was able to mirror that gesture by giving Meghan the aquamarine ring, which, it has been revealed, was a gift for Diana to wear in place of her engagement ring after her divorce from Prince Charles.
The Duchess of Sussex has also paid tribute to Diana’s style. She opted for a double pop of color while visiting Birkenhead with Prince Harry earlier this month.
She wore a purple Babaton by Aritizia dress under a red wrap coat by Sentaler, worn with a belt tied just above her growing baby bump.
The color combination was definitely unexpected, but it had been done before. Princess Diana blended the bold hues on several occasions, most memorably during a 1989 trip to Hong Kong when she paired a purple skirt with a red cardigan topped by a hat featuring both shades.