Meghan Markle's Jewelry for British Fashion Awards Was a Nod to Father-in-Law Prince Charles

Royal family bonding!

Updated 12/12/18

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Monday night at the British Fashion Awards, Meghan Markle STUNNED in a black one-shoulder maternity gown, accessorizing with a sleek bun and an attention-stirring manicure. Once you've taken the appropriate amount of time to fully appreciate the figure-flattering frock in all its entirety, allow us to momentarily divert your attention to Meghan's jewelry from the evening.

You probably didn't notice the soon-to-be-mother's gold accessories, but they actually have a sweet connection to her father-in-law, Prince Charles. While presenting the Womenswear Designer of the Year award to her wedding dress designer, Clare Waight Keller, the Duchess of Sussex paired her LBD (ironically designed by said award recipient) with barely there earrings and matching bangles. As Cosmo notes, both pieces come from designer Pippa Small's collaboration with Turquoise Mountain Foundation, a charity Prince Charles founded that provides jobs for artisans and builders in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Myanmar.

If you're wanting to #SparkleLikeMarkle and get your hands on some amazing ethically sourced accessories, you can shop the earrings and bracelets on the Pippa Small website. The studs, handmade in Kabul with 18-karat gold, will only set you back $60 (a small price to pay to look like royalty).

Nosheen Stud Earrings

Courtesy of Pippa Small

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The statement bangle, on the other hand, runs on the pricier side, but promotes an excellent cause and has the coveted Meghan Markle stamp of approval. (Perfect for, say, a rehearsal dinner accessory?) You can also stack the collection's Oshna Bangle ($140) or Omeen Bangle ($190) to get the full look.

Wajiha Bangle

Courtesy of Pippa Small

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This isn't the first time Meghan has sported jewelry with ties to her father-in-law. Prince Charles gifted the 37-year-old royal a tennis bracelet on her wedding day, which she flaunted in Fiji in January during her first official royal tour with Prince Harry.

The pair also seems to have hit it off quite smashingly since Meghan officially joined the royal fam in May. For starters, Charles escorted his daughter-in-law down the aisle on the big day, and the two have reportedly since further bonded over a shared love of art. Looks like we can add impeccable taste in jewelry to their list of commonalities.

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