Why Prince Harry's been wearing the same bracelet for decades

Ciara Sheppard
Contributor Yahoo Style UK
Prince Harry wearing the bracelet during his wedding in 2018 and at a charity polo match in 2001. [Photos: Getty]

If there’s one thing we’ve learnt about Prince Harry over the years it’s that he’s got a heart.

The 33-year-old is proved himself a sentimental soul, treasuring belongings with special meanings and memories attached.

Just look at his wedding where he honoured his late mother Princess Diana in a number of ways, from using her diamond in Meghan’s engagement ring, to her favourite white garden roses in their flower arrangements, and giving Meghan her stunning Aquamarine wing to wear to the evening reception.

Well, what some royal fans may not have noticed is the silver bracelet Harry has been wearing on his wrist since he was a teen, which again, holds very special meaning to him.

The bracelet, which features dark engraving, was first photographed on Harry in 2001 when he wore the piece of jewellery to a polo match.

Since then, the Duke of Sussex has been spotted wearing the piece of jewellery throughout his life, and notably on his wedding day as he headed to his evening reception at Frogmore House.

Prince Harry wearing the bangle on the way to his wedding reception. [Photo: Getty]

It’s thought Harry first got the bracelet on a trip to Africa in 1997 shortly after the devastating death of his mother Princess Diana.

“I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died,” the Prince revealed in an interview for Town & Country magazine. “My dad told my brother and me to pack our bags—we were going to Africa to get away from it all.”

Prince Harry with Prince Charles during his visit to Africa in 1997 shortly after his mother died. [Photo: Getty]

Since, Harry has returned to Africa a number of times. Namely, it is where he whisked his now-wife Meghan Markle shortly after they met, whereby they fell in love “under the stars” in Botswana.

The Duke appears to be a fan of traditional Africa jewellery.

During the start of his relationship with Meghan, when the pair were dating in secret, they fuelled rumours of a romance when they were both spotted wearing matching blue, beaded bracelets.

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