Prince Harry's Engagement Ring For Meghan Markle Is Also A Tribute To His Mother

The internet is all aflutter with the news that Prince Harry now has a fiancée in the form of Meghan Markle. That, in itself, great news, but if you're choked up at the thought of little Harry being engaged, then this'll probably get you even more.

Because the ring that the 33-year-old prince proposed with was one he designed himself as a tribute to his late mother, Diana, Princess Of Wales. Check it out.

The classy gold band, which was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers and Medallists to Her Majesty The Queen, is embedded with three diamonds.

The largest one was sourced from Botswana, but the other two smaller diamonds were taken from Diana's personal collection of jewels. That heartbreaking connection probably makes the ring's value priceless, too.

Both the prince and his fiancée also have connections to Botswana. It's somewhere that Prince Harry has visited many times since he was a child, but also a place that the couple have spent time together in the past year and a half.

Interestingly, Harry actually had dibs on the sapphire and diamond ring that Diana had from her engagement to Prince Charles, but nobly gave it up when his older brother popped the question to Kate Middleton.

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After the death of their mother in 1997, both boys we allowed to choose a keepsake from her belongings at Kensington Palace.

Harry picked the engagement ring at the tender age of 12, while William chose his mother's Cartier watch.

Kate's ring
Kate's ring

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When William became the first to get engaged, however, Harry gave it up so that William could offer it to his bride-to-be.

"They had an agreement that whoever got engaged first would have Diana's ring," a source close to the brothers told The Daily Star. "And of course that was William and Kate."

Still, looking at Meghan's new bit of bling, we don't think that the 36-year-old minds in the slightest.

The couple, of course, announced this morning that they're due to be married next spring and that they'll live at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace.

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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