Exactly four years ago today, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced to the world that they were to marry.
The happy couple confirmed the lovely news in front of the media in Kensington Palace’s beautiful Sunken Garden.Of course, all eyes went to Meghan’s left hand to gaze at her stunning engagement ring that was made with two diamonds from his mum Princess Diana’s collection and one from Botswana.
At the time Harry explained: “He said: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her 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.
” But if you are to look at Meghan’s left hand today, the ring that Harry gave Meghan now looks very different. And this is because he had it redesigned to tie in with the couple’s first wedding anniversary.
The redesign saw the ring’s plain gold band replaced with a thinner micropavé one. It was unclear when the change happened, but Meghan couldn’t wear her ring during the final stages of her pregnancy so it’s likely that’s when she had the work done.
The authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write: “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.
“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.”