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Meghan Markle appeared to offer an olive branch to her father-in-law as she wore a bracelet gifted to her by the King, in her first public appearance since the royal racism row was re-ignited with the release of 'mouthpiece' Omid Scobie's book.
The Duchess of Sussex, 42, stepped out in Montecito on Monday wearing an array of casual luxury including Princess Diana's Cartier bracelet and watch, and a Bentley & Skinner diamond tennis bracelet - a gift from the King worth at least £4,900.
It may be a sign of peace between the warring Windsors after Scobie's new book Endgame named Charles and the Princess of Wales as the two royals who allegedly expressed concern about the colour of Prince Archie's skin before he was born.
Harry and Meghan are said to be 'desperate to get back into the royal fold' and recently reached out to Charles for his 75th birthday.
Meghan Markle appeared to offer an olive branch to her father-in-law as she wore a bracelet gifted from him in Santa Barbara on Monday
Meghan wore the Bentley & Skinner bracelet, believed to be a gift from King Chalres
The Bentley & Skinner diamond line tennis bracelet (pictured on Meghan in May 2018) features forty-eight round brilliant-cut diamonds weighing seven carats in total, worth at least £4,900
The bracelet, made by royal warrant holders, is 2 carats in total and set in white gold
The 42-year-old looked sporty in her New Balance sneakers, leggings and long-sleeved t-shirt
The bracelet, which was was last seen publicly wearing in May during a hike in California, could be the Duchess's subtle nod to her family, 5,000 miles away.
Her appearance comes as Scobie, who has been seen as the unofficial spokesman for the couple, is still struggling to deal with the fallout from his new book.
An initial draft of the book, given to Dutch translators, named the two senior members of the royal family - King Charles and The Princess of Wales- who Meghan said told of their 'concerns' about the colour of her son Archie's skin, while she was pregnant.
Meghan first made her allegations about the conversation in her televised interview with Oprah Winfrey, in March 2021.
Harry and Meghan issued a statement saying it was not the late Queen or her husband Prince Philip, but have refused to name the members of the royal family who made the comments.
Scobie's book marks the first time they have been named.
The Sussexes have declined to publicly defend their relatives, and the publisher of Scobie's book has not provided any explanation for how the names ended up in print.
As well as the bracelet, Meghan opted for thousands of pounds worth of accessories.
She held her phone in one hand as she strode towards her waiting SUV
The mother-of-two was wearing her favourite Krewe sunglasses in the bright Californian sun
Alongside black leggings and a plain black top, the former actress wore a new pair of £78 New Balance trainers and a green baseball cap.
She paired this with a pair of Krewe sunglasses, which she's worn before and cost £250.
She then clutched her iPhone 14 Pro in a £180 Bottega Veneta phone case.
It comes as Scobie claims he 'never submitted a book that had those names in it', which his Dutch translator denies.
A source told The Times that United Talent Agency had earlier sent a draft