Meghan Markle’s new rings support a cause close to Harry's heart

Last Friday Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attended a roundtable discussion on gender equality with The Queens Commonwealth Trust.

As the Duchess stepped out, many commented on her red leather skirt by Hugo Boss, which was worn that same week by another royal, Queen Letizia of Spain.

However, what we didn't notice until now were two new delicate gold rings on her right hand. And as it turns out, they are by a jewellery brand that supports a cause very close to Prince Harry's heart: wildlife conservation.

The Canadian brand is called Vargas Goteo and specialised in stackable gold and silver jewellery. More importantly, it highlights the conservation of poached, illegally traded and irresponsibly sourced wildlife.

Each collection raises awareness and contributes directly to carefully selected ocean and wildlife organisation campaigns, including anti-shark finning, manta ray conservation, coral reef restoration, anti-ivory poaching and anti-rhino poaching organisations.

Prince Harry has always been vocal on conserving wildlife, and recently said he is 'personally driven by the desire to help restore the balance between humans and nature'.

Penny Goldstone

Penny Goldstone is the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, covering everything from catwalk trends to royal fashion and the latest high street and Instagram must-haves.

Penny grew up in France and studied languages and law at the Sorbonne Nouvelle University in Paris before moving to the UK for her MA in multimedia journalism at Bournemouth University. She moved to the UK permanently and has never looked back (though she does go back regularly to stock up on cheese and wine).

Although she's always loved fashion - she used to create scrapbooks of her favourite trends and looks, including Sienna Miller and Kate Moss' boho phase - her first job was at, sourcing the best deals for everything from restaurants to designer sales.

However she quit after two years to follow her true passion, fashion journalism, and after many years of internships and freelance stints at magazines including Red, Cosmopolitan, Stylist and Good Housekeeping, landed her dream job as the Digital Fashion Editor at Marie Claire UK.

Her favourite part of the job is discovering new brands and meeting designers, and travelling the world to attend events and fashion shows. Seeing her first Chanel runway IRL at Paris Fashion Week was a true pinch-me moment.