A long-awaited royal wedding is set for spring next year, and it is of Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle! It is believed that the couple, who got engaged earlier this month, has been together for a year and a half.
Soon after they made a public announcement on 27th November, both the prince and his fiancée attended an official photo call at the Sunken Garden in Kensington Palace. As expected, their relationship has received immense media attention. With this interview, the couple has given the world a glimpse of how love blossomed between them, along with their future plans.
The elegant engagement ring seen on Markle has been designed by Prince Harry himself. Set on a yellow gold band, it features a stunning center diamond, which is estimated to be roughly five carats. The precious jewel has been sourced from Botswana – the South African country that the prince visited several times during his childhood. The couple is even said to have celebrated Markle’s 36th birthday at the same destination.
However, what makes the ring truly priceless is the presence of two other diamonds on the band that have been chosen from Princess Diana’s personal jewelry collection. In an interview with BBC, Prince Harry mentioned, “the little diamonds either side (of the main stone) are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together”.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding is slated for spring 2018; however a formal announcement of the date has not been made yet. In the year 2011, Prince William tied the knot with Kate Middleton in a grand royal ceremony surrounded by hundreds of guests at the Westminster Abbey. Only time will tell if his younger sibling will follow suit or opt for a more private and intimate affair.