The new band fits perfectly alongside her Welsh gold wedding band and her new eternity band, which she received as an anniversary gift from Prince Harry

By Erin Hill
June 24, 2019 01:49 PM
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When Meghan Markle introduced her son Archie to the world on May 8, she also had something else new on hand to debut: an upgraded engagement ring!

But with all eyes on Archie, her new micro-pavé band went unnoticed. (The new ring was also on display during her Trooping the Colour appearance a month later on June 8.) The trio of diamonds appear to have been reset in a thin micro-pavé band. The original was a solid yellow gold band.

Prince Harry designed Meghan’s engagement ring himself. The stunning sparkler is made up of three diamonds, with one large stone in the center flanked by two smaller stones on the sides. It was crafted by British jewelers Cleave and Company, who are the jewelers to Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
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Meghan Markle’s original engagement band (left) and the newer version on May 8
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Meghan Markle ring
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The ring has plenty of sentimental connections for Harry: The two stones are from his late mother Princess Diana‘s personal collection, while the other stone is from Botswana, a country that is close to his and Meghan’s hearts.

Following their engagement, Harry spoke about the ring during their joint interview: “It’s obviously yellow gold because that’s her favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewelry collection to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”

Meghan added: “It’s beautiful, and he designed it, it’s incredible.”

The Duchess of Sussex has long been a fan of delicate, minimalist jewelry. The new band fits perfectly alongside her thinner Welsh gold wedding band (a royal tradition) and her new eternity band, which she received as a gift from Harry for their first wedding anniversary on May 19.

London, Britain. 8th June, 2019. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, depart from Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday in London, Britain, on
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
London, Britain. 8th June, 2019. Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and his wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, depart from Buckingham Palace during the Trooping the Colour ceremony to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 93rd birthday in London, Britain, on

The anniversary gift was spotted by fans as she waved to the crowd on the ride to Buckingham Palace with Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at Trooping the Colour.