Monday, 18 December 2017

Congratulations Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

If you have lived under a stone over the last couple of weeks you may not know that Prince Harry and Meghan Markel have got engaged! The official announcement was on November 27th from Prince Charles with a photocall moments later at the Sunken Gardens in Kensington Palace, a favourite location of Princess Diana. 

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The bespoke ring designed by Prince Harry and made by Cleave and Company featured a yellow gold band and three beautiful diamonds. The centre stone of the ring was from Botswana whilst the other two diamonds are from Princess Diana's personal collection.

Prince Harry obviously thought about the ring carefully and designed it with Meghan in mind. It was made of yellow gold as that is Meghan's favourite precious metal. Botswana holds a special place in his heart as he has visited many times and camped out with Meghan 'under the stars together' on a visit to the country, so this was the obvious place to source the large centre stone diamond for the ring.

Harry explained that he used two of Diana's diamonds as 'It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us'


Former Crown jeweller David Thomas, who worked on designing the ring, said that it was the “biggest and hardest secret” he‘d ever had to keep in his life. He said he’d been bombarded by the press and asked tons of questions, including how much the ring had cost, but, “Jewellers are like doctors: we never discuss our patients!”. The engagement ring reportedly is worth over £200,000, but in reality, with Princess Diana's diamonds added to the ring, it is priceless.

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It seems also that Meghan has been accepted by the most important members of the Royal Family, the corgis! 'The corgis took to her straight away,' Harry said, to which Meghan replied, "Just laying on my feet during tea, it was very sweet!

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry at St George's Chapel Windsor on the 19th of May 2018 and the Royal Family will pay for the wedding. 

It seems like they have a match made in heaven, Harry and Meghan both appear to care greatly about people. Meghan is a UN ambassador whilst Harry supports numerous charities such as those in Africa as well as creating The Invictus Games to help support wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women. Apparently, Harry loves her caring nature, which he first found out about when he heard she had shelter dogs.  

The Royal Family is reported to cost the British taxpayer £4.50 per person per year, whilst bringing in £1.766 billion to the UK economy

I personally feel that when there is so much gloom and doom in the world, good news like this needs to be celebrated! What do you think of the royal engagement? Do you like her engagement ring?

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12 comments

  1. I'm so excited about another Royal Wedding! You're absolutely right too, everything's been so gloomy for the past two years that we definitely need something to celebrate. It's a shame we won't be getting a bank holiday though.

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    1. Yes it is a shame but you can't win them all as they say.

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  2. I'm not very royalist to be honest so I'm not really that bothered about the whole royal wedding but it's nice that Harry used some of Diana's stones to keep her as part of the ring x

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  3. I love the ring, especially that there's so much of a story behind it rather than 'just' a piece of jewellery.

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  4. I am a total Royalist and absolutely love a good engagement story and I adore the ring x

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  5. They seem like a really cute couple and I wish them the best of luck in their future lives together. We all deserve happiness.

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  6. Oh my, the fact is has some Diana’s diamonds makes this so special, it’s super exciting. It’s about time Harry found the one :)

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    1. I think he's sewn a few wild oats so to speak!

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  7. I think 4.50 a year isn't too bad! I hope they're both very happy.

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  8. I have to be honest, I'm one of the annoying people who doesn't have much interest in the life of the royal family. However, even I have to agree that they made a very good couple.

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