Engagement rings attract a lot of attention especially when they are won by notable figures. They are only superseded by wedding rings. Megan Markle and Prince Harry were recently engaged, and the couple made their first public appearance at the Kensington Palace in a photo call. As expected, the royal engagement ring won by Megan Markle stole the day.
The sparkly three stone ring shone brightly as she smiled for the cameras. The luxury engagement ring was designed by Prince Harry and has a variety of stunning features including a central stone from Botswana and two diamonds that were selected from Princess Diana’s collection.
The diamond ring was made by Cleave and Company who are Court Jewelers and Medalists to her Majesty the Queen among other people who also helped.
In a statement by Prince Charles made on 27th November, the news that the Prince of Wales, Prince Harry was engaged to Meghan Markle was made public. Prince Harry had earlier sought and received the blessings of Meghan’s parents before the celebrities engagement rings were exchanged.
While Meghan can flaunt her new luxury engagement rings as she awaits the official wedding rings, she will not be able to adopt the title ‘Princess’ just yet. Instead, the queen will give her a new title which will genuinely befit the expensive engagement rings she received according to the Royal expert Imogen Lloyd Webber.
Did the ring have Princess Diana’s Jewelry?
The royal engagement ring features three stones all of which are of sentimental value to Prince Harry. The central stone is from Botswana. Since he was a boy, Prince Harry made numerous visits to the country and even went there for a holiday with Meghan before going public with luxury engagement rings.
The diamond engagement ring also featured two stones from Prince Harry’s mother’s collection Princess Diana. The location of the first photo call where the couple chose to show off their new celebrities engagement rings was also not by chance. The Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace also happens to be one of Princess Diana’s favorite places, and it is where Harry and Meghan decided to show off their new accessory.
Other than the outside stones from this diamond ring which were used by Prince Harry, Prince William has also borrowed from their late mother’s jewelry collection. In 2010 when Prince William used the Sapphire ring from his mother’s collection to propose to Kate Middleton.
When will the wedding be?
There is no question that a royal wedding is always highly anticipated. Luckily, it won’t be long before the wedding rings also become a public affair since the couple is set to marry in the spring of 2018. Word on the street is, they might be planning a non-traditional wedding.
Considering the status of the wedding, it is most likely that St Paul’s Cathedral or the Westminster Abbey will be the preferred location for the much-anticipated wedding. Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby is also rumored to have given the go-ahead for the church-based wedding. It is going to be an excellent opportunity to see the luxury engagement rings and the new wedding rings once more. Once they are married, the couple will live in the Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace which will perfectly blend with their glamorous and royal life.