Meghan Markle dons poppy on US TV show in respectful nod to UK and Prince Harry

Meghan Markle honoured the UK for Remembrance Day in a meaningful gesture with a symbolic poppy pin.

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex joined The New York Times Deal Book Online Summit to discuss women's efforts to achieve economic and professional equality.

For the appearance in New York, the former Suits actress sported black trousers and a black top.

On the short-sleeved top, the American was seen wearing a poppy pin.

Photographer Calla Kessler shared a snap of Meghan on her social media page and commented about the accessory.

She penned: "I asked her about the poppy. It's for Remembrance Day to honour armed forces members."

The red flower has been used primarily in the UK and Commonwealth since 1921 to commemorate military members who have died in war.

The poppy is worn for Remembrance Day on November 11.

Meghan's husband Prince Harry served in the British army for 10 years before leaving the UK and royal duties.

However, for his appearance on Tuesday to talk about the spread of misinformation online the 37-year-old was seen not wearing a poppy on his cotton shirt.

Meghan was first seen wearing a poppy at the Anzac Day service in 2018, a month before the couple's royal wedding.

Anzac Day commemorates the first major battle involving Australian and New Zealand forces during World War One.

Recently, members of the royal family including the Queen, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, have all changed their social media profile pictures to reflect Remembrance Day and mark the 100 year milestone anniversary.

Following the Queen cancelling and cutting back on engagements after being hospitalised, the palace have announce Her Majesty will be in attendance for a service on Sunday.

The palace said: "It remains The Queen's firm intention to be present for the National Service of Remembrance on Remembrance Sunday, on 14th November."

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