Meghan Markle has recently been spotted without her engagement ring, but one expert reveals there is a very reasonable and “sentimental” reason behind it. Meghan Markle has been spotted without her engagement ring on various occasions, with many speculating why the Duchess is choosing not to wear it.
Despite speculation, one expert has revealed a “sentimental” reason behind Meghan’s decision – and one that involves her two children, four-year-old Prince Archie and two-year-old Princess Lilibet. Meghan was given the ring back in 2017 by Prince Harry, with the Duke of Sussex having designed it himself.
Although Meghan never met her late mother-in-law, the dazzling ring was made with two small diamonds from Princess Diana’s own jewellery collection. Royal jewellery expert Ben Roberts claims that Meghan’s decision to not wear the ring actually shows that she is a “devoted mother”. Mr Roberts told the Mirror: “Meghan’s missing engagement ring has sparked a lot of debate over recent months, but the real reason why she is sporting a far more conservative ring is testament to her hands-on approach as a philanthropist and, above all, a devoted mother.
“Meghan’s unwavering commitment to charitable causes became particularly apparent when one of the diamonds from her exquisite three-stone ring reportedly came loose during her philanthropic work.” The expert went on to explain: “Over the six years since Harry and Meghan’s engagement, the ring will have endured natural wear and tear which would require comprehensive restoration from highly specialised jewellers for a ring of such cultural and historical significance.
This work would extend over several weeks, if not months.” He added that the ring holds a sweet sentimental value as it something that Meghan can pass onto Archie and Lilibet. He told the publication: “Designed by Harry and the late Queen’s favourite jeweller, the sentimental ring boasts a stunning diamond from Botswana flanked by two smaller diamonds from Diana’s personal collection. “The ring has an estimated value of £200,000, and is an item Meghan would not want to lose.”
He added: “This restoration would also allow Meghan to update her ring with the trends, just as she did back in 2019 when she switched her band from a yellow gold to a finer micro-pavé band. Meghan was also spotted not wearing it during the couple’s week in Germany for the 2023 Invictus Games – causing fans to worry where it was. A source told PEOPLE Magazine that it was simply “being fixed” after a placement became loose. According to Mr Roberts, Meghan will likely be wearing it again “by Christmas”.