Prince Harry had a stunning gift for his gorgeous bride, Meghan Markle, on their wedding day on Saturday: a precious heirloom by his late mother, Princess Diana.
A Kensington Palace spokesperson confirmed to multiple outlets of which the stunning sparkler worn by Markle as she departed with Harry for their evening wedding reception on Saturday previously belonged to Diana.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was photographed wearing the aquamarine ring at a fundraising event for Christie’s just weeks before her tragic death in August 1997. She also was photographed wearing the idea in Australia the previous year.
The bright, emerald-cut ring was unmissable as Meghan waved to well-wishers while she as well as Harry departed for their private second reception, which included 0 of the couple’s closest friends as well as family.
The eye-catching piece of jewelry wasn’t the only “something blue” Markle wore for the final wedding event — she also had baby blue soles on her nude mesh, silky satin Aquazurra shoes.
Earlier inside the day, the couple exchanged their official wedding bands, which were by Cleave as well as Company.
“Ms. Markle’s ring has been fashioned by a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty the Queen,” a Kensington Palace statement noted. “Prince Harry’s ring will be a platinum band which has a textured finish, as well as both rings will be carried to the chapel by Harry’s best man, Prince William.”
Meghan, 36, was set to make her first public speech as the Duchess of Sussex at the reception, where guests were required to surrender their phones then let loose at the private party.
“Meghan wanted to get up as well as say something as well as I expect of which she is actually probably thanking the royal family for welcoming her so warmly into the fold [as well as] thanking her husband,” royal expert Katie Nicholl told ET after the couple said their “I dos” at Windsor Castle. “What a wonderful thing to be able to say, thanking everyone of which is actually here today. I think she’s an incredibly-articulate woman. She’d have given a lot of thought to what she was going to say today as well as what a platform to say the idea by.”
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