The Real Reason Meghan Markle Wears Three Rings on Her Wedding Finger

When Prince Harry proposed to Meghan Markle, he did so with a stunning engagement ring. And after they tied the knot the duchess, like most married women, wore her wedding band and engagement ring together on the same finger. However, in recent months, Markle has been spotted wearing a third ring on her finger as well and fans are wondering why. Is the former actress making a fashion statement or does the ring symbolize something special?

Here’s the real reason the Duchess of Sussex is wearing three rings on that finger and who gave her the new piece of jewelry.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Markle’s engagement ring and wedding band

Back in 2017, when Harry asked for Markle’s hand in marriage he gave her a stunning ring he designed with a stone from a place dear to their hearts as well as diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection.

“Meghan’s ring is arguably the most famous contemporary engagement ring in the world today,” Eddie LeVian, CEO of jeweler Le Vian, told The Express. “Prince Harry chose a trilogy engagement ring for Meghan, with a center stone from Botswana and two diamonds on either side which came from his late mother Princess Diana’s jewelry collection.”

Le Vian also stated that “The trilogy ring, otherwise known as a three-stone ring, is designed to be classic, timeless and symbolic of the past, present, and future within an engagement ring. “

In the pair’s first joint interview together after getting engaged, Harry talked about how he came up with the design.

“The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Markle’s] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana,” he said, adding that the diamonds on the side were his mother’s and by incorporating those in the design he could “make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”

When they said “I do,” the duchess received a wedding band made of Welsh gold by the royal jeweler Cleave & Company as a gift from the queen. But it’s the third ring she sporting now that has people talking.

Meghan Markle's rings
Meghan Markle’s rings | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Why Markle wears three rings now

Late in her pregnancy with baby Archie, Markle’s engagement ring was absent from her hand reportedly due to swelling but following her son’s birth, it was back on as well as another ring.

Eagle-eyed fans noticed the third ring on her finger during the Trooping the Colour in June 2019. According to Town & Country, the duchess’ husband updated her engagement ring from a yellow gold solid band to a thinner micro pavé design and gifted her the new eternity ring.

Because Markle debuted the new ring after Archie was born, many wondered if it was a push present from Harry but People confirmed that it was an anniversary gift from the prince.

The couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary on May 19, 2019, less than two weeks after welcoming their first child.

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