He’s taken! Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding rings were revealed by the palace several hours before their wedding ceremony on Saturday, May 19.
The couple chose Cleave and Company, the same designer behind Markle’s three-diamond engagement ring, to be tasked with their wedding bands.
“Ms. Markle’s ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen,” the statement read. Welsh Gold is a royal family tradition that dates back to nearly 100 years ago. Both the late Princess Diana and Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton have Welsh reserve gold in their rings.
Interestingly enough, Prince Harry is going a different route and wearing a wedding band of his own unlike his father Prince Charles and his big brother Prince William. Both Charles and William have opted to go without rings on their left hands. “Prince Harry’s ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish.” the statement revealed. “Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop.”
Prince William has been tasked with holding the rings in his role as best man. “The rings will be carried to St George’s Chapel on the day of the Wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as Best Man,” the statement concluded.
Cleave and Company Court Jewellers is Queen Elizabeth II’s go-to jeweler. The lead jeweler David Thomas helped the prince design with Markle’s ethically sourced diamond from Botswana as well as two of the late Princess Diana’s stones. At the time, he said it was the “biggest and hardest” secret he had ever kept in his life.