Meghan Markle's Enganement Ring From Prince Harry In First Interview
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle reveal their engagement ring.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged!
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement on Monday morning, and even gave their first interview since the happy coupling.
Along with that interview came the first look at Meghan Markle's engagement ring, which holds a lot of sentimental value. And, you know, monetary value too, we assume.
Prince Harry proposed with a ring he designed himself which includes stones from his late mother, Princess Diana's, personal collection. The stunning three-stone diamond engagement ring was crafted by Queen Elizabeth's jewelers, Cleave and Company.
Congratulations Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle on their engagement!— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) November 27, 2017
His Royal Highness and Ms. Markle this afternoon visited Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden for a photocall to mark the happy news. pic.twitter.com/gEctA368ua
The new Royal Couple posed for official photos in Kensington Palace's Sunken Garden.
Judging by the white coat Markle is wearing, it must be cold over the pond -- but it's probably even colder because she's wearing such ICE ON HER HAND. In short: Markle's engagement ring is beautiful.
Along with Princess Diana's stones, the third stone is from Botswana, a country that Prince Harry has spoken fondly of. He has said he feels more at home in Africa than anywhere else in the world and even took a summer trip with Markle to visit Botswana.
Prince Harry and Markle share a passion for humanitarianism. Markle is is an ambassador for Canada's World Vision Clean Water campaign.
Who Is Meghan Markle?
Prince Harry, 33, met the 36-year-old LA-born actress, best known for her role in Suits, last summer and while the press describes their relationship as "whirlwind," the couple says that it didn't feel that way for them.
They were able to enjoy months of privacy before going public with their relationship and made sure to see each other every two weeks at the least.
The couple became engaged at their cottage, "trying to roast a chicken," when Prince Harry got down on one knee and proposed to Markle.
Meghan Markle will be the first biracial American woman in the British Royal Family.
When asked about how Markle felt about wearing Diana's diamonds, she told BBC:
"I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness is – and the inclusion of that and obviously not being able to meet his mom it's so important to me to – to know that she's a part of this with us. And I think in being able to meet his aunts and – and also like Julia and just different people who were so important to his mom, I'm able to, in some way, know a part of her through them and of course through him. And it's – it's incredibly special. And you know to be able to have this which sort of links where you come from and Botswana which is important to us and it's – it's perfect."
Like Harry, Prince William also included his mother in his engagement ring given to Kate Middleton.
Middleton wears Princess Diana's 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds. William said, "It's my mother's engagement ring. So I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all – this was my way of keeping her sort of close to it all."
When Is The Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Wedding
The wedding is set to take place in Spring 2018, which is like... super soon right? How are we meant to enjoy all of the gossip and details surrounding the wedding in just a short few months?
How do you feel about this royal wedding? And how about Megan Markle's engagement ring?
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