Meghan Markle dazzled in over £7,680 worth of jewelery as she took part in a glamorous photo shoot for Variety magazine.
The Duchess of Sussex, 41, opened up to one of her favorite American publications about everything from Prince Harry’s love of American fast food to her grief over the Queen’s death.
Alongside the in-depth interview, Meghan also posed for pictures in the garden of the lavish San Ysidro Ranch – where she showed off her stunning collection of chokers, bracelets, rings and earrings.
Looking happy and relaxed in front of the cameras, the mum-of-two looked sensational in a selection of gold pieces from ‘Afro-Futurist’ brand Khiry, New York City-based jewelery designer Jennifer Fisher and her beloved Cartier Love bracelet.
The Duchess is known for her love of expensive designer clothes and highly symbolic jewelry, which she rarely wears more than once.
Meghan Markle showed off her impressive jewelery collection in her glamorous photoshoot with Variety, wearing £7,681 worth of jewelery
Meghan dazzled with rings from ‘Afro-Futurist’ brand Khiry as well as a pair from New York City-based jewelery designer Jennifer Fisher and her beloved Cartier love bracelet
On the cover of the magazine, the royal kept her hair slicked back in a ponytail and chose not to wear any earrings – instead drawing attention to her gold Jennifer Fisher gold choker – which is available online for £312.
What’s more, the former Suits actress paired her Galvan £1,395 aquamarine Satin Tieneck dress with some £210 aquamarine and gold ‘Jelly’ drop earrings from local LA brand Mondo Mondo.
For her accompanying video interview with Variety, Meghan wore a chic black satin shirt and styled her hair in loose waves.
To add a touch of bling to her monochrome look, the Duchess wore another set of Mondo Mondo earrings.
For her sit-down video interview with Variety, the mother of two wore a black satin shirt and let her brown locks down. She added a touch of bling with gold Cosmopolitan hoop earrings from Mondo Mondo, costing £345 and paired them with Khiry’s ‘Khartoum II’ stacking in gold vermeil, which retails for £510
She wore another ring by Khiry, which is no longer available to buy but is believed to have cost £415 for the photoshoot, paired with a tan jumpsuit by Maxmara
Paired with the brand’s £345 Cosmpolitan hoop earrings, the Duchess opted for Khirys ‘Khartoum II’ stacking in gold vermeil, which retails at £510.
Drawing inspiration from the African diaspora, Brooklyn-based brand Khiry has gained a following thanks to its Afro-futuristic designs.
She wore another ring by Khiry, which is no longer available to buy but is believed to have cost £415 for the photoshoot, paired with a tan jumpsuit by Maxmara.
For the same look, she wore a Jennifer Fisher gold ‘Globe’ cuff bracelet, which costs £889, on her right arm.
Chic: The royal blue satin dress by Spanish designer Carolina Herrera costs just £2,685. Right: A green satin dress by Galvan also appeared in the shoot
The Duchess paired the Gavan dress with these ‘Jelly drop earrings’ from LA-based Mondo Mondo
On her left arm she wore her beloved Cartier Love bracelet, which is one of her signature pieces and is estimated to be worth £5,000.
The mum-of-two donned the bracelet in another picture as she wore a gorgeous strapless midi dress by Spanish designer Carolina Herrera – off the shoulder on one side – which has a price tag of almost £2,685.
She wore the delicate blue number with Amina Muaddi ‘Adriana’ Metallic Crisscross Stiletto Sandals, £794.
The Duchess of Sussex also wore Mondo Mondo’s gold Cosmopolitan hoop earrings: £345 for her video interview (left) and a Khirys ‘Khartoum II’ stacking
Jennifer Fisher gold ‘Globe’ cuff bracelet: £889, and Khirys ‘Orb’ ring with black onyx in gold vermeil: £415, rich
The £312 Jennifer Fisher gold choker Meghan wore on the cover of Variety magazine yesterday
In another moment, the Duchess looked relaxed as she wore a billowing white and pink dress by Jason Wu.
The taffeta cocktail dress is believed to retail for around £4,639.
Meghan’s Variety wardrobe in full
Jason Wu Warp-Print High-Low Balloon Midi Dress: about £4,639
Caroline Herrera strapless cascading draped midi dress: £2,685
Galvan Aquamarine Satin Tieneck Dress: £1,395
Amina Muaddi ‘Adriana’ Metallic Crisscross Stiletto Sandals, £794
Mondo Mondo aquamarine and gold ‘Jelly’ drop earrings: £210
Jennifer Fisher choker: £312
Cartier Love bracelet: £5,000
Khirys ‘Khartoum II’ stacking in gold vermeil: £510
Khiry ‘Orb’ ring with black onyx in gold vermeil: £415
Jennifer Fisher gold ‘Globe’ cuff bracelet: £889
Mondo Mondo – gold Cosmopolitan hoop earrings: £345
She wore the dress with slip-on silver heels from Giuseppe Zanotti, though she took them off to lie on the grass for the shoot.
Today it was revealed that Meghan decided to re-record a bombshell interview with a US pet publication because it was only done before the Queen died and she wanted to pay tribute to her.
The Duchess of Sussex praised Her Majesty’s “warmth” and “leadership” after she died on September 8, but did not talk about other members of the royal family, including her “in-laws”, to avoid any “distraction” from mourn her death. That’s what Variety magazine said.
The feature, headlined ‘Meghan Markle Lets Her Guard Down’, published this afternoon, says the Duchess of Sussex agreed to ‘sit back’ when she returned to California after Her Majesty’s funeral because the glamorous photo shoot and the video chat was actually only completed eight days before she died.
The interview revealed that Meghan ‘stopped the birthday parties in their tracks’ when she arrived at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara, just before flying to London with Harry on their pseudo-royal tour, visiting pet projects in the UK and launching the Invictus Games in Dusseldorf.
But within 24 hours of the Germany trip, Her Majesty had died, and Variety writer Matt Donnelly revealed that the Duchess of Sussex then agreed to “sit down for a longer discussion about her path to the present”.
He wrote: “She worries that any comments about the Queen or her in-laws will be “a distraction” from continued mourning, but is pushing to celebrate the icon.
After praising the Queen as ‘the matriarch of the family’, she was ‘animated to talk about the warmth and support she received from the thousands of citizens she interacted with during her time in the UK’, her two children as well as her deals with Spotify and Netflix, the article says.
But Meghan still took a perceived dig at the royals by suggesting her death and its aftermath had been “complicated” for Prince Harry, but added he remains “always optimistic” and preferred to remember she was now reunited with her beloved husband Prince Philip.
Variety isn’t going into detail about what, if anything, Meghan said about the royal family before the queen died — but her decision to sit down again will lead to speculation about what the first interview contains, especially as it was around the time she told The Cut magazine that Harry had said he had ‘lost his father’.