Meghan Markle may have sent a message by combining elements of royal and California style for her Oprah interview

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The Duchess of Sussex speaks with Oprah. CBS/Twitter
  • Meghan Markle mixed elements of royal and California style for her sit-down with Oprah.

  • She kept makeup simple and had her hair in an updo, a possible nod to her relaxed California style.

  • Markle paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing the late princess' Cartier bracelet.

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Meghan Markle doesn't say anything in the first trailer for her sit-down interview with Oprah, but her outfit may speak volumes.

Since leaving royal life behind, the Duchess of Sussex has traded formal outfits for more casual pieces, but in the trailer for her Oprah interview, which airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET on CBS, she opted for an ensemble that combined elements of her royal and California style.

Markle's wore a $4,700 belted, silk Armani gown adorned with a floral print that was reminiscent of her former royal style, pairing the now sold-out dress with a sleek updo while leaving a couple of wavy stands to frame her face - perhaps a nod to her more relaxed California style. She kept her makeup quite simple, but with a pop of eyeliner that wouldn't look out of place on a red carpet.

For jewelry, Markle accessorized with a Cartier "Love" bangle, Birks earrings, and two pieces that seemingly reference members of the royal family.

Markle paid tribute to Princess Diana by wearing a Cartier tennis bracelet that once belonged to the late princess, a representative for the duchess confirmed to Insider.

She also wore a Pippa Small necklace, which may have been a nod to Markle's father-in-law, Prince Charles. The designer has collaborated with his Afghanistan-based charitable foundation, Turquoise Mountain, to support and train local artists, since 2008.

A source with knowledge of the matter told Insider that the duchess "normally does her own styling," so it could be telling that she chose to wear pieces that have a connection to the royal family.

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Meghan Markle is interviewed by Oprah at her Santa Barbara home. CBS

Buckingham Palace announced in February that the couple would not be returning to their royal roles and would also be losing their honorary military appointments and patronages. However, Harry and Markle had never intended to fully leave royal life behind.

A spokesperson for the couple said at the time that they would continue to support the organizations "regardless of official role."

"We can all live a life of service. Service is universal," they added.

The interview, which will feature a sit-down with Markle and Oprah before they are later joined by Prince Harry, has been extended from 90 minutes to a two-hour special.

The trailer, which was released on February 28, shows Oprah asking the royal: "Were you silent, or were you silenced?"

"I just wanna make it clear to everybody, there is no subject that is off-limits," the TV host adds.

"My biggest concern was history repeating itself," Harry says in another clip shown in the trailer, which is thought to be a reference to his mother, the late Princess Diana.

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