Meghan Markle’s Oprah Interview Outfit Is Sending Two Messages

Jamie Feldman
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The flower on Meghan's Armani dress is a lotus, which symbolizes rebirth. (Photo: Joe Pugliese/CBS)
The flower on Meghan's Armani dress is a lotus, which symbolizes rebirth. (Photo: Joe Pugliese/CBS)

Unless this is your first time on the internet, chances are you already know that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry sat down with none other than Oprah Winfrey herself for an interview airing on CBS on Sunday.

So far, the news cycle ahead of the tell-all special has been dominated by previews for the interview and an article levelling allegations of bullying that “saddened” Markle and, a spokesperson for her said, “attacked” her character.

But beyond defending herself against press coverage, the Duchess of Sussex is also known for communicating via her wardrobe choices.

For better or worse, everything Meghan (like Kate Middleton, the late Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth) wears is dissected by fans and the media, and she sent more than one message with her interview look.

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The duchess chose an Armani dress adorned with a lotus flower ― a symbol of rebirth ― for the occasion. After opening up last year about having a miscarriage, Meghan is pregnant with the couple’s second child. And she and Harry are having their own rebirth of sorts by distancing themselves from the royal family and building their own lives in California.

Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs on Sunday. (Photo: Joe Pugliese/CBS)
Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in their interview with Oprah Winfrey, which airs on Sunday. (Photo: Joe Pugliese/CBS)

She is also wearing a bracelet that belonged to Princess Diana, and that Prince Harry previously used to help create Meghan’s engagement ring. According to People magazine, she wore it “so [Diana] could be with them.”

Though it may not have been the couple’s intention, it’s difficult for royal fans to see the bracelet and not draw parallels between how the media has treated the duchess and how it treated his mother.

We’ll have to wait until Sunday at 8pm ET to hear the entirety of the interview, but if these subtle details are any indication, it will be worth tuning in.

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This article originally appeared on HuffPost Australia and has been updated.