We Now Know What Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring Looks Like
Last night, news broke that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are officially getting hitched.
More details are starting to emerge - like how Harry popped the question, and of course, what the ring looks like.
During a photo call for their engagement announcement, Meghan showed off her beautiful, STUNNING diamond ring, which has a hella heartwarming sentiment behind it.
The piece of jewellery manages not only to pay tribute to an African nation close to Prince Harry’s heart, it includes a nod to his late mother, Princess Diana.
Royal officials have revealed that Prince Harry designed the engagement ring himself, and that it includes two diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana, who died when Harry was 12.
The two stones are mounted on a yellow gold band around a larger central diamond that hails from Botswana. Ms Markle told the BBC the ring was “beautiful” and said the inclusion of Princess Diana’s diamonds showed Harry’s “thoughtfulness”.
“Obviously not being able to meet his mom, it’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us,” she said.
“And I think in being able to meet his aunts and … 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 as far as the proposal, Harry stayed true to the couple’s form and kept it low key, intimate and private.
“It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us … trying to roast a chicken,” he said. Ms Markle said the proposal was “an amazing surprise”.
“It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee,” she said. Asked whether it was an “instant yes”, Prince Harry said “of course”.
“She didn’t even let me finish. She said, ‘Can I say yes? Can I say yes?’ and then there were hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like, ‘Can I — can I give you the ring?’ She goes, ‘Oh yes the ring’,” he said.