Moment when Meghan and Prince Harry show off their wedding rings for the first time
On the occasion of their wedding, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle showed off their rings to the world.
People reported that a beaming Meghan Markle added another ring alongside her three-stone diamond engagement ring.
When the newly-married couple walked out of the St. Geroge’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, fans could see a wedding band on Markle’s fingers.
Made of Welsh gold, the wedding band was given by Queen Elizabeth as a gift.
Prince Harry broke away from the Royal tradition and opted for a platinum wedding band with a textured finish. His older brother, Prince William, choose not to wear one for his wedding.
The 36-year-old bride is known to favor gold jewelry. However, the Royal family has been using pure Welsh gold for the wedding rings. The trend began with Queen Mother’s wedding in 1923.
Speaking to People last month, Ben Roberts, Director of Clogau, had said, “The tradition of using Welsh gold for the Royal wedding rings is one that we hope to see continue when Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle next month.”
Markle’s sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, too, wears a wedding band made of Welsh gold. The band was given to William by the Queen after his engagement.
Kate’s band was crafted by Wartski, who had earlier made bands for Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles for their wedding in 2005.
However, Harry and Markle had chosen London’s Cleave & Company, the same company that made her engagement ring.
The new bride’s wedding ring will sit next to the three-stone diamond ring that Harry had designed himself.
The ring is invaluable for Harry as the two stones on the sides are from the personal collection of his late mother, Princess Diana, while the large stone in the center is from Botswana.
Harry seems to have followed in the footsteps of his brother, William. When he popped the question to Kate in 2010, he gave her Diana’s 12-carat sapphire engagement ring surrounded by 14 diamonds.
He had said that giving that ring was his way of making sure his mother’s memory had a place during the celebrations.