The special reason why the Duchess of Sussex wears three rings on her wedding finger


Meghan Markle

Like many members of a married couple, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, often proudly wears both her engagement ring and wedding band on her left hand for all to see.

Recently the Duchess has been sporting a third ring on her wedding finger and it’s likely to be for a very special reason.

When she and Prince Harry tied the knot back in 2018, she was given a specially made gold band to accompany her engagement ring, which was designed by her husband.

The ring features a stone from Botswana, which sits between two diamonds that belonged to Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana and came from her jewellery collection.

Meghan Markle

(Image credit: Getty Images)

The gorgeous ring is said to be designed to be timeless and classic and also to symbolise a capturing of part of Harry’s past with its nod to Diana.

Since the wedding, the Duchess has been photographed sporting a third ring beside the precious wedding and engagement rings.

She was first spotted with the new piece of jewellery after the birth of her and Prince Harry’s first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who is now six months old.

(Image credit: Getty Images)

The appearance of the ring also came after the Duke and Duchess’ first wedding anniversary.

Harper's Bazaar has reported that the Duke gave the gift to his wife to celebrate their anniversary and also their growing family.

Prince Harry reportedly worked with jeweller Lorraine Schwartz to incorporate his, Duchess Meghan and Archie’s birthstone into the band.

A source explained that the ring features a green emerald for Archie, a blue sapphire for Prince Harry, and a green peridot stone for Duchess Meghan.

It may be the case that Prince Harry took inspiration from his brother in giving Meghan the special piece.

Prince William reportedly gave his wife Duchess Catherine a diamond eternity ring as a special promise after the birth of their first son, Prince George, and the Duchess has worn the ring beside her wedding band ever since.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 

After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 

Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 

When she's not working you'll find Caitlin sipping bubbles at brunch with her besties, thinking about her next iced coffee, trying to close the rings on her Apple Watch, scrubbing up on her royal family knowledge or scrolling through the Zara app, trying to resist tapping 'check out' again.