Heritage

The Hidden Meaning Behind Why Prince Harry Always Wears the Same Bracelet

Another example of how much he loved his mom, Princess Diana.
IMAGE MAX MUMBY/INDIGO
Comments

Have you ever noticed Prince Harry's bracelet before?

Yes, and I've always wondered if there was a story behind it.

No, not until this article pointed it out!

SUBMIT MY ANSWER

Whenever Meghan Markle and Prince Harry step out, a lot of the attention immediately goes to what shoes, outfit, and accessories the Duchess of Sussex is wearing. But what many have missed while ogling her incredible wardrobe is that the prince has long been making a statement of his own with his jewelry — particularly, with his bracelets.

During their latest appearance at a performance of Hamilton in London, Meghan opted for an incredible tuxedo dress, while Prince Harry looked sharp as ever in a matching suit and tie. But one shot in particular of the Duke shaking hands with the cast shows him wearing two bangles.


ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Though the prince is often alternating between various beaded bracelets, one in particular seems to always be around his wrist no matter what: the dark brown, silver cuff with a line of gray pill-shaped ovals on it.


According to Business Insider, Prince Harry was first seen wearing the piece in 2001. More recently, photographs indicate that the Duke also donned it for his engagement announcement and wedding day. It is reported by the outlet, though not confirmed, that he likely got the band (and possibly more) while on a trip to Africa immediately following the death of his mother, Princess Diana. 

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


As he revealed in a previous Town & Country story, Harry along with Prince Charles and Prince William, left for the continent in 1997 to escape the noise and "get away from it all." Harry went on to explain that this trip to Africa, and many that followed, helped him realize that this is where he feels more like himself "than anywhere in the world."

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


"I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here," the prince told the outlet. "To not get recognized, to lose myself in the bush with what I would call the most down-to-earth people on the planet."

Diana also carried out so much charity work on the continent, undoubtedly adding another sentimental connection.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Marie Claire Australia notes that Prince William also has a similar-looking bangle and wore it several times after the Princess of Wales's passing. 


Over the years, Harry appears to have collected several more colorful beaded bracelets and almost always chooses them over a watch. What's more, after he took Meghan to Botswana in the summer of 2016, the former Suits actress was photographed wearing identical beaded bands. Like Diana, Meghan also has special ties to the continent, having served as a global ambassador for World Vision in Rwanda.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW


When Harry proposed to Meghan, he included a diamond from Botswana and two from Princess Diana's personal collection, the Mirror reports. Now, like Harry's bracelet, the Duchess of Sussex will forever have an heirloom to connect her back to the place Harry so deeply loves and, furthermore, the legacy of Diana.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

From: Good Housekeeping US

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

Comments
About The Author
Kayla Keegan
View Other Articles From Kayla Keegan
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
There are ghosts in MiraNila, but not the sort that cause nightmares.
 
Share
The stylish, lightweight look is ready to fend off spring showers.
 
Share
From step counters to triathlon companions, these are the ones that will make you a smartwatch owner.
 
Share
The surge in Chinese property buyers has led to higher price tags and rental rates all over the region.
 
Share
The Duchess has worn the black headpiece on at least seven occasions.
 
Share
Because the best libations have just a hint of mint.
 
Share
Today, babaylans are past reminders of how Filipinos regarded women in high esteem, long before colonizers came ashore.
 
Share
The luxury watchmaker leads the list of the 100 most reputable companies in 2019.
 
Share
Meet the New New Money, the God, the East Rich, and more.
 
Share
The first bracelet was a custom piece for the Duchess of Windsor, but now you can get one of your own for a cool $1.2 million.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US