It’s exactly four years since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they were to marry, with Meghan proudly displaying her engagement ring. But it seems the ring she wears now is slightly different to the one Harry gave her when he popped the question
The happy couple confirmed the lovely news in front of the media in Kensington Palace’s beautiful Sunken Garden.
Of course, all eyes went to Meghan’s left hand to gaze at her stunning engagement ring that was made with two diamonds from his mum Princess Diana’s collection and one from Botswana.
At the time Harry explained: “He said: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana, and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
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But if you are to look at Meghan’s left hand today, the ring that Harry gave Meghan now looks very different.
And this is because he had it redesigned to tie in with the couple’s first wedding anniversary.
The redesign saw the ring’s plain gold band replaced with a thinner micropavé one.
It was unclear when the change happened, but Meghan couldn’t wear her ring during the final stages of her pregnancy so it’s likely that’s when she had the work done.
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And in the biography Finding Freedom, the authors reveal that as well as redesigning her ring, Harry also treated Meghan with a new sparkly bit of bling that has a very special meaning behind it.
The authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write: “On May 19, 2019, Harry also surprised his wife of one year with the gift of a ring that he had created with jeweller-to-the-stars Lorraine Schwartz, a favourite of Meghan’s.
“The conflict-free diamond eternity band paid homage to the family of three with Meghan’s, Archie’s and Harry’s birthstones (peridot, emerald, and sapphire, respectively) on the underside of the ring.”
The jeweller told the authors: “Harry wanted to make it special. He’s the loveliest person ever. So romantic, so thoughtful.”
The book continues: “Harry also thought to have Lorraine resize and reset Meghan’s engagement ring with a new diamond band.”
However, the diamonds in Meghan’s engagement ring aren’t the only pieces of jewellery that once belonged to Diana that she’s worn over the years.
Other pieces include a beautiful £17,000 diamond bracelet, a stunning Aquamarine cocktail ring, and Diana’s incredible Cartier watch that was a present from her father for her 21st birthday.