Meghan Markle appears to have resigned the engagement ring Prince Harry gave her - and it's now even more glitzy. The Duke popped the question back in 2017 with a beautiful ring featuring two diamonds from his mum Princess Diana's collection and one from Botswana, where he does a lot of charity work. However recent photos of the Duchess show it has now changed significantly.
Instead of the original thick gold band, the diamonds now sit on a much thinner micropave band. And it turns out the change happened a while back, but royal fans have only just picked up on it. Fans first spotted it in photos from Trooping the Colour but a look back to Archie's first photoshoot show she was wearing the newly designed ring then too. It's unclear when the work was done, however, she was spotted without the ring during the last few months of her pregnancy so it could have been done then.
Meghan wears her engagement ring alongside her wedding ring, made from Welsh gold as is traditional for royal women, and a new ring which is believed to be a first anniversary or 'push present' from Harry. Meghan isn't the only royal to redesign jewellery. Camilla and the Duchess of Cambridge, too, have been known to change pieces from the family's collection to make them more modern.
Kate is often seen wearing a stunning pair of sapphire drop earrings. They originally belonged to Princess Diana, but Prince William gave them to Kate as a present back in 2012. The earrings match the engagement ring both royal women wore, featuring a large sapphire surrounding by diamonds. But Kate had them redesigned and changed them from studs to drop earrings. She first wore them when she and Wills watched Andy Murray from the Royal Box at Wimbledon in 2012. She's worn them numerous occasions since, including at an event during their Royal Tour of Canada. The earrings were among Diana’s most treasured jewels. She wore them at dozens of events in the 1980s and 1990s.
Camilla also wears a brooch that was once a necklace worn by Diana. The Queen Mother gave Diana the chocker, which features a number of diamonds with an emerald, on her wedding day. It is thought to have cost £3,900,000, and Diana wore it on a state visit to Austria in 1986. However after her death, the piece was given back to the Royal Family, and it's believed Charles then passed it on as a gift to his second wife Camilla. It has now been resigned, although it's not clear whether Charles or Camilla made the changes, and the Duchess of Cornwell wears it as a brooch.Read More