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Meghan Markle sends 'hidden message' with necklace choice after missing coronation

The Duchess of Sussex remained in Montecito, California

Meghan Markle at the Invictus Games
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
8 May 2023
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Meghan Markle kept a low-profile over the weekend as her husband Prince Harry attended the King’s coronation.

Meghan elected not to attend the historic royal event, instead remaining at the couple's home in Montecito, California with their children, Archie and Lilibet.

She was, however, photographed on Saturday as she went for a hike in the area, and she was in high spirits as she laughed and chatted with friends Markus Anderson and Heather Dorak.

Clad in a casual hiking look, Meghan rocked black leggings, a low-cut vest top and a waterproof jacket.

And some eagle-eyed fans noticed a seemingly significant new addition to her jewellery collection.

The Clarity Retreat Necklace - as worn by Meghan Markle
The Clarity Retreat Necklace - as worn by Meghan Markle

Meghan appeared to be wearing The Clarity Retreat Necklace, made by Maya Brenner in collaboration with Abigail Spencer.

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Made with a hand-cut clear quartz, this crystal is regarded as the most powerful energy amplifier on the planet and is “just the thing to help you see your way through any challenges”.  It retails for £445.00. 

meghan markle carrying archie and lilibet© Photo: Getty Images
Meghan Markle stayed at home for the coronation with Archie and Lilibet

The description reads: "It's meant to help you manifest what you want in life and let go of anything that's not working. A subtle wearable crystal piece to protect your peace…so every day can be your retreat."

Meghan completed her relaxed look with a straw hat, stylish sunglasses and a bandana knotted around her neck.

Archie is his dad's mini-me© Instagram
Archie celebrated his fourth birthday on 6 May

It was a busy weekend for Meghan, who celebrated her son Archie's fourth birthday on Saturday and was determined to make the most of the weekend despite Harry's absence.

New reports by the Mail on Sunday confirmed Archie had a "private celebration" on his birthday at Harry and Meghan’s £11 million mansion in Montecito.

Archie's fourth birthday falls on the coronation
Archie celebrated at home in LA

The youngster was reportedly treated to Meghan's go-to dessert, a lemon cake with fruit picked from the trees in their own garden.

Prince Harry, meanwhile, had a very brief stay in London. Having landed in the UK on Saturday morning,  he was already on the way to Heathrow at 2pm on Saturday afternoon, when his family members were on their way to Buckingham Palace for their balcony appearance.

Prince Harry, Duke getting into his car following the coronation© Getty
Prince Harry getting into his car following the coronation

It has since been revealed that Harry caught a British Airways flight that arrived at LAX airport at 7.30pm local time (3.30am UK time), allowing him to get home to Montecito in time to see Archie on his special day.

The Duke, who did not have a formal role at the coronation, looked dapper in a suit for the service instead of a traditional military uniform, though he still wore his military medals.

Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arriving at Westminster Abbey for King Charles III's coronation © AARON CHOWN
Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, Prince Harry, Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arriving at Westminster Abbey for King Charles III's coronation

Because he is no longer a working member of the royal family, he is no longer able to wear his uniform for royal occasions.

Harry sat in the third row, closest to the aisle inside Westminster Abbey, with Princess Eugenie's husband Jack Brooksbank seated next to him, beside Princess Eugenie, followed by Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Beatrice and Prince Andrew.

Prince Harry walking to his seat© Getty
Prince Harry walking to his seat
Prince Harry jetted straight back to the US after the coronation© Getty
The royal proudly displayed his medals

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