There’s a really sweet story that goes along with Markle’s best quality fake Cartier Tank. In the 2017 documentary The Diana Story, Princess Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell says that the year she died, her sons William and Harry were allowed to choose pieces from her jewelry collection to keep.
Harry selected his late mother’s engagement ring, while Prince William chose this gold fake Cartier Tank Française. But when William was getting hitched to Kate Middleton in 2010, the brothers swapped jewelry so that William could propose with the ring. Harry held onto the Cartier Tank and gave it to Markle, who recently wore it during an appearance on the Teenager Therapy podcast.
Princess Diana was a loyal Tank wearer—something she shares with Markle. Even before her marriage to Harry, Markle was a fan of the iconic watch. “I’ve always coveted the Swiss movement copy Cartier French Tank watch,” she told Hello in 2015. “When I found out Suits had been picked up for our third season—which, at the time, felt like such a milestone—I totally splurged and bought the two-tone version. I had it engraved on the back, ‘To M.M. From M.M.’ and I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”