Meghan Markle honored Princess Diana at her first event post-maternity leave

Meghan Markle returned to her official royal duties on Thursday to launch a clothing line in conjunction with her patronage, Smart Works. The event marks the first for her since being on maternity leave following the birth of Archie Harrison in May, and while she looked stylish as usual, the Duchess of Sussex also gave a subtle nod to Princess Diana.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
The Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis in Oxford Street, London. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis Oxford Street on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis Oxford Street on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex launches the Smart Works capsule collection at John Lewis Oxford Street on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after launching the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex departs after launching the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attends the launch of the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool /Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2L), arrives to launch the Smart Works capsule collection in London on Septemeber 12, 2019. - Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews, return to employment and transform their lives. (Photo by Niklas HALLE'N / AFP) (Photo credit should read NIKLAS HALLE'N/AFP/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex speaks to a group of women as she launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex delivers a speech as she launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex embraces designer Misha Nonoo as she launches the Smart Works capsule collection on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex poses for a photograph with women dressed in clothes from the Smart Works capsule collection during the collection's launch on September 12, 2019 in London, England. Created in September 2013 Smart Works exists to help unemployed women regain the confidence they need to succeed at job interviews and return to employment. (Photo by Mark Large - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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For the event, the duchess wore a white button-down and black trousers from the Smart Set Capsule Collection, a clothing line in which proceeds will benefit unemployed women. However, she elevated her look further with Princess Diana's earrings and a gold cuff bracelet. 

According to Cosmopolitan, this is the second time the duchess has donned the earrings and bracelet together. She first wore them in October 2018 in Australia, just before announcing her pregnancy. Diana first wore the earrings to a banquet back in 1986 and the bracelet in 1989.

Several comparisons have been made between Meghan and Diana, and it's safe to say the two would have shared a passion for helping those, especially women, in need. And wearing Diana's jewelry to the capsule collection's launch was seemingly a nice way to honor her late mother-in-law and bring a piece of her along for comfort.

The Smart Set Capsule Collection features seven pieces created by Jigsaw, Marks and Spencer, John Lewis and Partners and a close friend of the duchess, Misha Nonoo. The pieces are now available for purchase on the designer's websites and range in price, from a Marks and Spencer dress for $32.50 to a blazer by Jigsaw for around $247.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Alexis Ohanian, entrepreneur and husband of Serena Williams, greets Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, before the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Anna Wintour, coach Patrick Mouratoglou, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Alexis Ohanian, husband of Serena Williams, watch Serena Williams of the United States during her Women's Singles final match against Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: (L-R) Alexis Ohanian, entrepreneur and husband of Serena Williams, embraces Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, before the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan (R), Duchess of Sussex, and Anna Wintour (L) attend the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle (2L centre), Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 07: Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, attends the Women's Singles final match between Serena Williams of the United States and Bianca Andreescu of Canada on day thirteen of the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 07, 2019 in the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex arrives to watch Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex watches Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex arrives to watch Serena Williams of the US against Bianca Andreescu of Canada during the Women's Singles Finals match at the 2019 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York on September 7, 2019. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo credit should read TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, center watches the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greets Patrick Mouratoglou before the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Sarah Stier)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, right, and Anna Wintour wait for the start of the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, greets Alexis Ohanian, as she arrives to watch the women's singles final of the U.S. Open tennis championships between Serena Williams, of the United States, and Bianca Andreescu, of Canada, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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