Meghan Markle debuted a new engagement ring last year, and now we finally know why.
According to extracts from Finding Freedom, a new book about the royals written by veteran royal journalists Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, Prince Harry wanted to surprise his new wife with an upgraded ring.
Bling bling. If you didn't already know, here's a reminder: It's nice to be Meghan Markle. Not only is she married to a gem of a prince, but she's also spoiled with royal jewellery. Last year, Meghan debuted a new engagement ring but we had no idea why. Well, it turns out that Prince Harry wanted to surprise his new bride with an upgraded version and a band with a very special meaning.
Harry proposed in 2017, and over a year later Meghan was spotted with a new and improved ring. The yellow gold band was changed to a diamond-studded band. Harry had it reworked and gave his bride a bespoke eternity ring as a gift for their first wedding anniversary.
"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," authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write in Finding Freedom. "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." Ugh, so sweet.
The jeweller explained that Harry wanted to make the eternity ring "special" and that he's "so romantic" and "so thoughtful" that way. Tell us something we don't know. Meghan's engagement ring has three diamonds: One large diamond in the middle and two smaller jewels on the sides.
After they announced their engagement, Harry told the BBC: "The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's [Meghan's] 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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