Meghan Markle dropped some serious cash on a present to herself following the second season of Suits—and she has a special future planned for it, too. According to a resurfaced interview in Hello! from 2015, Markle splashed out on a classic Cartier French Tank watch after the USA Network hit was renewed once again.
“I’ve always coveted the Cartier French Tank watch,” Markle told Hello!. “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.”
For reference, it’s gorgeous; although we don’t know exactly which model she got, take a peep at 18K pink gold and steel model, which boasts a price tag of $7,050.
But best of all is the empowering message she had engraved on the back: “To M.M. From M.M.”
She knows exactly what’s she’s going to do with it in the future, too. She told Hello!: “I plan to give it to my daughter one day. That’s what makes pieces special, the connection you have to them.”
As Harper’s Bazaar also pointed out, there’s another special connection the Cartier watch has to the royal family. The late Princess Diana was often seen wearing her own version of the Tank. (You think Meghan knew then she was destined for royalty???)
All that said, it’s pretty great that she bought herself a present to celebrate the success of the show she starred in. It’s also sweet that she’s turning it into a family heirloom that will be passed down through generations, especially now that her life has changed in so many ways after marrying Prince Harry and becoming the Duchess of Sussex. Until she and Harry decide to start a family—something they’ve spoken frequently and publicly about before—we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for a two-toned Tank Française sighting.
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