Royal rumourmongers, fairy tale lovers and fans of the “special relationship” between the UK and United States of America, can breathe a joint sigh of relief: our very own Prince Harry, and his new fiancée, the American actress Meghan Markle, became engaged in London earlier this month.
Harry proposed with a ring he designed himself (instant brownie points Guys!) A jaw-dropping cushion cut diamond and side stones from his Mother Princess Diana. A ring that uniquely blends the past, present and future ambitions of this extraordinary couple. While not everyone loves the yellow gold band on Megan – rumour is it’s her favourite. Well done for sussing that one out Harry.
Getting a ring fit for a Princess.
If you’re a fan of Suits you’ll recognise Megan as a paralegal in the show or one of her Hollywood films, Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses.
Besides acting, Markle is an active human rights campaigns and has been a powerful advocate for gender equality as part of UN Women helping women to feel empowered.
And there is her very popular fashion blog — Meghan’s Mirror — that chronicles her style choices daily. Even Vogue has got involved and has a piece online - she is one talented woman!
What about our charming Harry? He flies Apache Helicopters, has trekked to the North Pole with wounded Army veterans and is now engaged to the stunning MM.
So how much is it worth?
It’s by no means small. And Prince Harry won't be on a budget. But that doesn’t mean it’s necessarily a D Flawless (The rarest most expensive)
We’d estimate Harry to have spent around £100,000 on his 3-4 carat centre diamond. The two round side diamonds are about 0.7 carat each and preloved by his mother The Princess of Wales. The total value of Harry's ring is likely to be around the £120,000. Guys, you can emulate this exact size / look for £40,000 – less if you're clever with compromise.