Meghan Markle has blinged up the engagement ring Prince Harry gave her – and it looks totally different

WHEN Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement back in November 2018, we were nothing short of obsessed with the former Suits star's diamond ring.

Designed by Prince Harry himself, the Duchess of Sussex's stunning sparkler even features two of the late Princess Diana's diamonds – but less than two years later, it underwent a dramatic transformation.

The stunning sparkler originally had a thick gold band which beautifully offset the row of three diamonds.

However, Duchess seems to have reset her ring with a much thinner, diamond-studded micro-pave gold band.

During the couple's engagement interview in 2017, Prince Harry revealed he had specifically chosen a gold band for Meghan's original ring based on her jewellery collection.

He said: "The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's her favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewellery collection, to make sure she's with us on this crazy journey together."

Along with incorporating two of his late mother's jewels into the intricate design, Botswana is an extremely special place for the royal couple as they jetted off to the country for a romantic African holiday on her 36th birthday ahead of their engagement.

Speaking to Fabulous, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, explained she "found it odd" that the Duchess of Sussex, 40, would change her engagement ring.

"I find it a bit odd Meghan would want to alter a ring that her husband had especially designed for her," she said.

"A royal engagement ring is a piece of history not a bit of jewellery to be updated when it looks old fashioned."

Although it's impossible to pinpoint when exactly Meghan had her engagement ring reset, the Duchess was spotted without it towards the end of her pregnancy.

The absence of Meghan's ring led experts to question if Meghan's fingers had swollen in her third trimester.

Dr Sarah Jarvis told Fabulous at the time: "Swollen feet and fingers are extremely common towards the end of pregnancy.

"In many respects it's normal, because you have much more fluid circulating round your body in pregnancy."

In more Royal Family news Meghan Markle had plans for her own charitable foundation focusing on women's issues before she married Prince Harry.

Plus Meghan Markle and Prince Harry moved away from Kate and William to "maximise their potential", an expert has claimed.

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