The Sussexes

A first look at Meghan Markle’s engagement ring designed by Prince Harry

There has been lots of speculation over recent weeks about what ring Prince Harry would use to propose to Meghan Markle.

Now, on the day their engagement was made public, we know the answer as Meghan appeared in the gardens of Kensington Palace, proudly displaying the ring on her finger.

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The ring was designed personally by Prince Harry, and was made by designed by Harry, made by Cleave and Company.

It consists of three stones; one from Botswana, a country where the couple recently returned from after a romantic holiday.

The two other diamonds are from his mother’s personal collection.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle appeared in the Sunken Gardens for the photocall and answered a couple of questions from reporters.

When asked whether the proposal was romantic, the 33-year-old Prince replied: “of course it was”.

He added that he “knew Meghan was the one straight away.”

Meghan was wearing a white coat by Canadian brand LINE the Label and a dress by PAROSH.

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Monday’s photocall was the first glimpse we got of Harry and Meghan together since the Invictus Games in Toronto.

Earlier this morning, Clarence House announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married.

Since then, members of both families have released statements expressing their congratulations.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said: “We are very excited for Harry and Meghan. It has been wonderful getting to know Meghan and to see how happy she and Harry are together.”

Before taking Meghan’s hand in marriage, Prince Harry sought and received the blessing of Meghan’s parents.

Meghan’s parents, Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland, have released a statement saying: “We’re incredibly happy for Meghan and Harry.

“Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person.

“To see her union with Prince Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents.

“We wish them a lifetime of happiness and are very excited for their future together.”