Meghan Markle: The Duchess' engagement ring returns after months of repair

After going 'missing' for months, Meghan Markle's engagement ring made a comeback during the couple's visit to Canada for the Invictus Games.

Meghan Markle engagement ring Princess Diana's diamonds
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Meghan Markle engagement ring Princess Diana's diamonds

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been married since 2018 and have been an item since 2016. Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in late 2017 with a ring different from the one we see today.

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Meghan Markle actually has two engagement rings

When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan in 2017, he presented her with a beautiful trilogy ring with a gold band, which is her favourite according to Prince Harry. However, 18 months later, Meghan was seen wearing a completely different engagement ring.

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Meghan Markle's old engagement ring Chris Jackson

Throughout her first pregnancy, Meghan was seen without her engagement and wedding rings. Many assumed that Meghan had her rings altered due to the swelling of her finger. In reality, it wasn’t Meghan that decided to change the ring, it was her husband Prince Harry.

Why did Prince Harry make that decision?

Prince Harry decided to upgrade his wife's engagement ring as a one-year wedding anniversary gift.

In the royal biography, Finding Freedom, authors Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand explain:

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.

Meghan’s new engagement ring now contained more sentimental value. Indeed, Prince Harry had personalised the engagement ring by adding his family of three’s birthstones on the inside of the band, peridot for Meghan, emerald for Archie and sapphire for Prince Harry. Also, the small diamonds on the ring come from his late mother’s personal collection and the main diamond came from Botswana, where the couple vacationed together.

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Meghan Markle's new engagement ring Max Mumby/Indigo

During an interview with the BBC Prince Harry said:

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,

It seems as though Prince Harry knows his wife really well and all of her favourite jewellery.

Meghan Markle's ring goes 'missing'

Getting an upgrade is not the only thing that put Meghan Markle's ring in the spotlight. For the past few months many publications reported that the ring had gone 'missing'. Of course, the situation caused a crazy amount of gossip and left royal experts, commentators and watchers to share their guesses as to why this was happening.

However, to many's disappointment, the reason for the ring's disappearance had nothing to do with the status of the couple's relationship. As Glamour confirms, the ring simply was undergoing repairs. People Magazine also explained that a 'setting came loose' which motivated the repairs.

The engagement ring's return

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are on a ski trip in Canada to attend the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025's One Year to Go event, the ring took centre stage. Indeed, it was spotted firmly placed on the Duchess' finger alongside her wedding band and eternity ring (yes, Meghan Markle wears three rings).

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Sources:

Glamour: Meghan Markle ditched her engagement ring for a disappointingly normal reason

People: Meghan Markle Hasn't Been Wearing Her Engagement Ring from Prince Harry: Here's Why

People: Meghan Markle Wears Romantic Nods to Prince Harry on Valentine's Day — Including Return of Engagement Ring

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