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As we discovered not too long ago, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may need gotten engaged months earlier than they made the official announcement. The Duke of Sussex designed the engagement ring himself, utilizing a central diamond from Botswana – a rustic that the newlyweds have visited collectively.
The two diamonds on both aspect are from his late mom Princess Diana’s assortment. The three jewels had been held collectively by a gold band, which Meghan later modified to a diamond eternity band.
Though we knew the sentimental worth of the ring, it appears to have been made all of the extra particular for the effort and time Prince Harry put into creating it.
In line with the authors of recent biography Discovering Freedom, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, the Prince went on a mission in Africa to supply the right conflict-free diamond in Might 2017, a complete six months earlier than their engagement was formally introduced.
The pair wrote, ‘Unbeknownst to most, [Harry] already had an engagement ring in the works. That May, Harry travelled alone to Botswana in his role as patron of Rhino Conversation Botswana. While in Africa, he did a little secret diamond scouting with a close friend who helped him to source the perfect conflict-free stone.’
The ebook additionally claims Harry and Meghan received engaged on a romantic vacation to Botswana in August 2017, which coincided with the Duchess’ birthday in addition to their one yr anniversary of relationship, although the couple haven’t confirmed or denied these details.