The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently midway through a royal tour of South Africa, and Meghan has been carrying a little piece of the Middle East with her throughout.
While in Cape Town, the Duchess has been spotted wearing a delicate gold necklace featuring the ‘evil eye’ symbol. The necklace by Turkish-inspired designer Alemdara, boasts a small blue evil eye and a white diamond-encrusted Hamsa hand.
The evil eye symbol has been used for centuries as a way to ward of negativity and evil, while the Hamsa Hand, or the Hand of Fatima, is said to bring its wearer protection, happiness, health, luck and good fortune. It is widely used in North Africa and the Middle East, and its earliest origins are thought to stem from Ancient Egypt.
This is not the first time Meghan has been spotted sporting the symbols. The Duchess has been pictured wearing a gold Hamsa Hand ring on various fingers in the past.
Images on the Sussex Royal Instagram page show a close-up of a Hamsa Hand ring during a 2017 trip to Botswana. The duchess can be seen cradling the trunk of an elephant during a conservation trip with Prince Harry.
Meghan was also spotted sporting the ring as she stepped out for a solo royal engagement in London last year.
Her delicately designed gold ring, which featured a blue sapphire ‘evil eye’ at the centre, was made by Turkish designer Kismet by Milka, costing $440 (Dh1,600).