Meghan Markle has apparently changed her engagement ring

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When Meghan Markle made her first public appearance since giving birth at Trooping the Colour (what with being on maternity leave and all that), people spotted a new ring on her finger, an eternity ring presumably gifted by Prince Harry for the birth of baby Archie.

But that's not all, jewellery experts are now saying that the Duchess of Sussex has actually changed her engagement ring too, and if you look closely at pictures of it from the event, it looks like they're right.


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A close up from Trooping the Colour shows the ring to have a thin diamond band, but if you look at pictures from the photocall announcing their engagement, you'll notice the band was plain gold and slightly thicker.

The central diamonds remain the same, and Prince Harry designed the three-diamond engagement ring himself using a diamond from Botswana (the middle one) - a country that the newlyweds have visited together - and two smaller diamonds from his late mother Princess Diana’s collection.

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The told the BBC at the time, 'The ring is obviously yellow gold because that's Meghan's favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother's jewelllery collection, to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together.'

Now, the updated engagement ring matches her eternity band, and Meghan wears her gold wedding ring in the middle. It's unclear when the Duchess changed her ring, as to be honest we haven't really been paying close attention, but it's likely it was before Archie's birth.

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.

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