Meghan Markle skips engagement ring second time amid concerns for Diana’s diamonds

Meghan Markle skips engagement ring second time amid concerns for Diana’s diamonds
Meghan Markle skips engagement ring second time amid concerns for Diana’s diamonds 

Meghan Markle was spotted without the iconic jewellery piece during her appearance with Prince Harry in New York, five months after their alleged ‘catastrophic car chase’ incident.

While the Duchess of Sussex had been wearing a wedding band while addressing the audience on Tuesday for their mental health summit, she was notably missing her engagement ring.

Prince Harry had proposed to the former Suits actress in 2017 with a three-stone diamond ring. The ring’s design, which Harry designed himself, featured a big diamond that was sourced from Botswana along with two smaller diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection.

During the Invictus Games, last month, Meghan also chose to skip the ring and stick to her wedding band for the 8-day event in Düsseldorf, Germany.

With the ongoing speculation regarding why Meghan ditched the ring for the second time, Joanna Wyganowska Design expert and Gemologist at Queensmith told The Mirror of “very good reasons.”

Wyganowska shared that the ring, estimated to be upwards of $200,000, is “invaluable and extremely sentimental,” which means she may opt to avoid wearing it for “fear of damage or loss.”

She explained that it’s “very common” to get rings serviced or resized over the years.

“An engagement ring is something that may be worn every single day and therefore can become damaged for example a setting may come loose,” she said. “As Harry proposed to Meghan six years ago, it may very well be that she is simply getting the ring serviced.”

Previously, sources revealed that Prince William is “putting the word out through mutual friends that he wants to know what’s going on” with the ring as “not knowing where they are is disturbing” for him, per insiders for New Idea.

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The Real Reason Why Meghan Markle Hasn’t Been Wearing Her Engagement Ring

The Duchess of Sussex was spotted without her three-stone diamond sparkler during a lunch date with friends last week.

On November 17, 2017, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry made their first debut as an engaged couple after the Duke of Sussex popped the question with a three-stone diamond engagement ring. Ever since then, the Duchess of Sussex has almost always worn the sparkler—no matter the occasion. However, on August 15, 2023, Markle was spotted without the valuable piece of jewelry on her left ring finger, which sparked rumors about the royal couple’s current marital status. Markle was enjoying a lunch date with two of her friends, Cleo Wade and Kadi Lee, celebrating a belated birthday lunch, which was most likely for the duchess, who turned 42 on August 4, 2023. A photo taken of the group shows that Markle’s diamond rock was absent, replaced by a gold band. A few days after the luncheon, on August 18, 2023, an insider revealed the real reason why Markle ditched her engagement ring, and it has nothing to her marriage to Harry. The source tells markle-hasnt-been-wearing-her-engagement-ring-from-prince-harry/” data-ylk=”slk:Page Six;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “Page Six that the ring is simply “being fixed.”

Louella Anderson, cofounder of So Synced, told The Mirror that there could be other reasons why Meghan decided to ditch her engagement ring. “Meghan Markle has always had her own unique sense of style,” she says. “It’s possible that her decision to change or remove the engagement ring reflects her evolving taste or desire for something different. She’s not over the top about her jewelry and usually chooses to keep her look quite simple and classic. Taking off the ring could be her way of expressing this personal preference for a less flashy look. Meghan’s engagement ring was particularly large and

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Meghan Markle wears $2,800 diamond ring which has a special ’empowering’ message

Meghan Markle is known for her charity work and strong feminist beliefs, with the Duchess of Sussex even making sure to send a special message with her jewellery

Meghan Markle has some beautiful jewellery pieces

Meghan Markle has a beautiful jewellery collection, but one piece in particular carries a very special message.

The Duchess of Sussex, 41, treated herself to a new diamond ring last year from luxury jewellery brand Shiffon Co and it has an “empowering” meaning behind it

The ring, which is the company’s 1972 Tennis Pinky Ring, was created “in honour of the 50th anniversary of Title IX, the landmark legislation that paved the way for women in sports.”

According to Shiffon Co’s website, the piece of jewellery “pays homage to the iconic Tennis Bracelet”.

The ring, which costs $2,800 (£2,130), also helps to support women as 19.72 percent of profits go into a Women in Sports Investment fund which invests in women-led sorts companies, including health and wellness brands.

Meghan Markle’s ring has an ’empowering message’(Getty Images)

Shilpa Yarlagadda is the woman behind Shiffon Co and she said it was “such an amazing moment” to see Meghan wear her ring.

“I’ve always been super inspired by her. I listened to her UN Women’s speech when I was in high school. I watched Suits and I was a part of an organization called One Young World,” she explained.

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Prince Harry might reportedly add a new chapter to the paperback ‘Spare’ memoir, reports

Prince Harry’sSpare‘ memoir took only a few days to become a worldwide bestseller, it details some interactions between his wife Meghan Markle with the rest of the Royal Family. In this book, Prince Harry already accusses his brother, his father, and other Royal Family members of racism against his wife. Writing this book was a way to seek for all those family members to apologize for what they did but the plan sort of backfired. Instead, he received criticism from all Royal Family apologists and it distanced him from them as well.

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Today, the entire world is wondering is King Charles III will invite him and Meghan Markle to the coronation in May. Also, there is an evident divide between Prince Harry and Prince Williams right now. In previous interviews, the younger of the two brothers tells the press that all he wants is an apology from the people who wronged his wife. But that seems highly unlikely right now. According to reports, the prince seems to be planning a new strategy in order to fix things between then or mark the actual end of his relationship with them.

A new ‘Spare’ chapter

Those who bought Prince Harry’s memoir did so in electronic form, that’s the only way it’s been sold right now. But Page Six just reported that for the paperback launch, the prince has a special plan that could create more tension. Here’s what an insider told the folks at Page Six: “Prince Harry is already planning to add at least one new chapter… to the paperback version… out later this year or early next, when the hard cover sales have ended. Readers are eager to know [Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle’s] feelings about

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Speculation Prince Harry and Meghan could attend New York’s Met Gala right before King Charles’ coronation

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been uncharacteristically quiet of late following a busy December and January.

But it might not be long until Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make a return to the spotlight, and it could be at one of the world’s biggest events.

There is speculation the couple might soon make their debut at New York’s famed Met Gala.

The event is scheduled for May 1, just five days before the coronation of King Charles.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are yet to say publicly whether they will travel to the UK for the historic occasion.

Recent reports suggest the royal family “fully expected” Prince Harry and Meghan to be there but it’s understood invitations have not yet been sent to the 2000 guests.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the Salute to Freedom Gala in 2021. Will we see them in their fancy frocks for this year’s Met Gala?

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum for the Salute to Freedom Gala in 2021. Will we see them in their fancy frocks for this year’s Met Gala?

Before then, however, Prince Harry is scheduled to speak at a pricey summit for business leaders in San Francisco for his employer, Silicon Valley startup BetterUp.

But he’ll be on stage without Meghan.

Their recent joint appearance at the surprise vow renewal between Ellen DeGeneres and Portia DeRossi with other celebrities, including Gwyneth Paltrow and Courtney Cox, has sparked talk about where they might be next.

Christine Ross and Christina Garibaldi, hosts of the Royally Us podcast, believes it could be the

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to attend the Met Gala for the first time ever this year

Being a Royal in Hollywood definitely has its perks as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been officially invited to the exclusive Met Gala event this year. To those who don’t know, the New York Metropolitan Museum organizes an annual event where the biggest Hollywood and entertainment stars attend. Each year, there is a theme that all the people in attendance have to honor. It’s pretty much a halloween-styled event where you have to respect the dress code. This invitation comes as Prince Harry just became a best-selling author due to his ‘Spare’ memoir.

The 2023 Met Gala theme is Karl Lagerfeld: A Line of Beauty. This is a tribute to the celebrated fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld. Meaning that folks who attend the event will likely have to wearclothing that honors this designer. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been involved amongst the highest circles of celebrities since they arrived from London. They decided to leave the Royal Family and build their lives in the state of California. Currently, they live in a house in the exclusive Montecito area.

Which celebrities attend the Met Gala?

Amongst the biggest celebrities that have attended this Met Gala throughout the years we have successful people from all walks of life. From the most important Hollywood celebrities you can think of, to famous socialites, music artists, painters, authors, people in show business in general. Also, many famous athletes have attended the event in the past. This isn’t the first time Royals attend the exclusive Met Gala, they are actually regulars in these types of events.

In the past, members of the French Royal Family such as siblings Charlotte and Andrea Cashiraghi have attended and they are regulars of the event. Also, Prince Harry’s cousins have attended the event in the past. Princess Beatrice

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Hidden Stories Behind the Most Dazzling Royal Engagement Rings in History

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Chris Jackson/Getty Images Kate Middleton wearing her sapphire and diamond engagement ring

When a member of the royal family puts a ring on it, it normally comes with a heavy dose of history and sentiment.

When Prince Philip proposed to Queen Elizabeth back in 1947, he used diamonds from a tiara belonging to his mother Princess Andrew of Greece to make a stunning diamond engagement ring for his bride-to-be. In doing so, he started quite the trend in repurposing heirloom jewels for royal brides.

“It’s wonderful because it gives an old piece of jewelry new life,” jeweler to the royals, Annoushka Ducas, tells PEOPLE. “There’s something so lovely about handing down the memories, the narrative and what that piece of jewelry reminds you of, it’s a complex thing.”

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The Queen In The Green Room At Home In Windsor Castle

The Queen In The Green Room At Home In Windsor Castle

Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth at Windsor Castle

Fast-forward 70 years and Prince Harry followed suit, this time with a bittersweet nod to his late mother Princess Diana; using two stones from her personal jewelry collection to design Meghan Markle‘s engagement ring. “The little diamonds on either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together,” he said at the time of their engagement in 2017.

Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

Prince Harry and his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle pose for a photograph in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace

DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the day of their engagement announcement

Of course, the most famous hand-me-down is the sapphire engagement ring first worn by Princess Diana and currently worn by her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton. Featuring

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