Did Meghan just give Camilla this very sweet gift?

Camilla, Meghan

Since Meghan Markle joined the royal family, it's been thought that she and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, have formed a close friendship - sharing a similar sense of humour.

But it looks like that's not all they have in common, as Camilla was recently spotted on a royal engagement with one of Meghan's handbags.

The Duchess paid a visit to the Jewish Care's Brenner Centre in East London yesterday, where she was spotted holding a green DeMellier London Mini Venice handbag, which many fans have speculated could have been a gift or loan from her daughter-in-law, Meghan.

The Duchess of Sussex was seen carrying the very same bag on a visit to Cardiff back in 18th January. The £295 bag promptly sold out as a result.

So could it be that Meghan lent or gifted the bag to Camilla to match her green outfit? Some fans have also speculated that Camilla liked Meghan's so much she went out and bought her own.

Either way, it's certainly a sweet moment and likely more than a coincidence!

Whatever really happened, the royals use of the bag is all for a brilliant cause. According to the DeMellier website, for every bag purchased, funds are given to "lifesaving vaccines and treatments" for a child in need, in association with the orphan charity SOS Children's Villages.

It's been reported many times that the Duchess of Sussex and the Duchess of Cornwall enjoy a particularly close relationship.

Last year, a source speaking to Vanity Fair revealed that the pair "clearly really like each other". It was also said that their friendship is full of "real warmth and support" - how lovely!

And that definitely seems to be the case when Camilla and Meghan are out on official engagements. When the pair attended a garden party for Prince Charles' 70th birthday soon after Harry and Meghan's wedding, they were seen giggling together on the steps.

Amy Hunt
Amy Hunt

Amy Hunt is Life Channel Editor at womanandhome.com, having been with the brand since 2015. She began as the magazine's features assistant before moving over to digital as a News and Features Writer, before becoming Senior Writer, and now a Channel Editor. She has worked on either women's lifestyle websites previously too—including Woman's Weekly, Goodto.com, Woman, and Woman's Own. In 2019, Amy won the Digital Journalist of the Year award at the AOP Awards, for her work on womanandhome.com. She is passionate about everything from books, to homes, to food and the latest news on the royal family. When she isn't editing or updating articles on cleaning, homewares, the newest home gadgets, or the latest books releases for the website, she's busy burying her nose in a gripping thriller, practising yoga, or buying new homeware of her own.