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Your First Look at Meghan Markle's Gorgeous Engagement Ring-Designed by Prince Harry

The American actress and Prince Harry officially announced their engagement this morning.
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After months of speculation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have finally made it official. The royal couple, who have been dating for over a year now, announced their engagement this morning, and all eyes immediately turned to the bride-to-be's left hand.

Flanking the center stone are two diamonds from the Princess Diana's personal collection.

Earlier this year, predictions suggested that Harry might propose with the Queen Mother's engagement ring, or perhaps her massive diamond-and-pearl ring, but Harry opted instead to create a custom design.


Appearing before the media, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle answered a few questions about their engagement. But as with any engagement, it was the ring that piqued the world's interest.

Markle, stunning in a white trench coat, was seen with a classic trio of diamonds on her finger. There is, however, an intricate backstory to the seemingly simple ring. According to The Sun's royal correspondent Emily Andrews, the ring was designed by none other than Prince Harry himself.

The center stone was picked up by the Prince during a trip to Botswana, which is notable since the couple have spent time there together. Clearly, the Southern African country holds special meaning to the royal couple. Flanking the center stone are two diamonds from the Princess Diana's personal collection. A touching way to keep the late princess in memory.

In keeping with tradition, the ring was made by royal warranted Cleave and Company, court jewelers and medalists for the Queen.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement earlier today after speculation reached fever pitch last week. The two plan to marry Spring 2018.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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