This is the most popular time of year for popping the big question–even for members of the Royal Family. On November 27th, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement, appearing together at Kensington Palace.
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According to news reports, Harry personally designed a ring which was crafted by British jewelers Cleave and Company, who are the jewelers to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
“The little diamonds on the sides are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” Harry told the BBC’s Mishal Husain today in their first interview as a couple.
Markle, who called the ring “beautiful” and “incredible,” was touched by Harry’s design choices – especially the ring’s link to his late mother.
“I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Princess Diana’s stones] and 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,” Markle said. “It’s incredibly special to be able to have this [ring] which sort of links where [Harry comes] from and Botswana, which is important to us. It’s perfect.”
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