Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s engagement was announced on Monday 27th November 2017 by Kensington Palace. The news had our team here at The Diamond Store just over the moon. And, of course, we’re here to give you all the details on THE RING! Read on for a everything you need to know:
- Where to get a ring like Meghan’s
- How the ring compares to Meghan’s previous engagement ring
- What diamonds are in Meghan’s ring?
- Who designed it?
- Its meaning to Harry
- More about Meghan’s life
- More on Meghan’s wedding jewellery – link at bottom
When did Harry propose?
Harry proposed to Meghan earlier in November 2017, and the engagement was announced by Kensington Palace on 27th November 2017.
How did the couple meet?
Harry and Meghan met in the summer of 2016 in London through mutual friends. They started seeing each other almost straightaway.
However, they kept the relationship strictly confidential until they were photographed together during their first official outing as a couple in September 2017.
This was at the Invictus Games in Toronto.
The official engagement announcement released by Kensington Palace:
What is Meghan’s engagement ring like?
The ring is a 3-stone ring, also known as a trilogy ring. Prince Harry confirmed that the main diamond was sourced from Botswana and that he designed the ring himself.
Trilogy rings are a stunning and meaningful choice for engagements. The three stones represent the couple’s past, present and future life together.
The stunning 3-stone diamond ring Prince Harry gave Meghan Markle
We know from the happy couple’s BBC interview that the two accent diamonds on either side of the centre stone come from the personal collection of Princess Diana, Harry’s mother.
This makes the ring’s special meaning even more lovely and poignant.
The centre stone in Meghan’s ring is, we believe, cushion cut. Our jeweller estimates that it probably weighs between 3.50 to 4.00 carats.
The cushion cut is one of the oldest and most popular ‘fancy’ diamond cuts. It was extremely sought after from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s.
The fact that Prince Harry chose this diamond shape proves its timeless beauty and quality.
Watch Meghan’s and Harry’s engagement interview here:
Where can I get a ring like the one Prince Harry has given Meghan?
Don’t worry if you don’t have £150,000 to spend on an engagement ring. We have created a collection of rings inspired by Meghan’s that follow its design to an almost exact likeness.
Starting from £2599.00, or only £35.49 per month, our “Inspired by a Duchess” Collection is simply stunning:
More about Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle is an American actress. She is famous not just for her role in the popular US legal drama, Suits, but also her humanitarian work for the UN as women’s advocate for Political Participation and Leadership.
Her father is known for his work in the television industry and Meghan grew up in Hollywood.
She graduated from Northwestern University after completing her Bachelor’s Degree in theatre and international studies.
Previously married to Trevor Engelson, Meghan divorced in 2013. She is 36 years old, three years older than Prince Harry, who is 33.
How does Meghan’s ring compare to her previous engagement ring?
Meghan’s previous engagement ring, given to her by Trevor Engelson, looked like a princess cut diamond ring, probably around 2.00 carats in weight.
The ring was set in either white gold or platinum, with smaller diamonds, also called sidestones, on the ring’s band.
Here you can see both rings compared:
Read now about Meghan’s wedding jewellery!
Meghan and Harry’s wedding took place on 19th May, 2018. Read our full update on Meghan’s bridal jewellery she wore on the day:
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