Prince Harry, the fifth in line to the royal throne, recently announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle and a May wedding has been scheduled. The son of Prince Charles has also commissioned a special engagement ring to be made for his fiancee. He reportedly is using gems that hold fond memories in order to make sure his future wife has a one-of-a-kind piece of jewelry. The ring will have three diamonds, two of which come from a broach once worn by Harry's mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales. The third stone comes from Botswana, where the couple vacationed early in their relationship.

A report by "People Magazine" reported most of the facts relayed in this article.

The history of Prince Harry's ring choice

Prince Harry's ring design has for the central diamond the one that came from Botswana, where he is believed to have proposed to his future wife. The two diamonds from his mother's broach are on either side of it. This will be a special one-of-a-kind engagement ring, but there is no doubt the style will be copied. After Prince Charles gave Diana a sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds, there were replica's selling all over the world.

Even if this style is duplicated, Meghan Markel will know that she has the original, which links her to a place where she and her prince enjoyed time together, as well as connecting her to his deceased mother.

The ring is yellow gold, which is said to be Ms. Markle's favorite. Princess Diana and Kate Middleton both sported engagement rings that were white gold. Middleton actually has a replica of design that Prince Charles gave his bride.

The Queen's personal jeweler designed the engagement ring

The ring was designed by Cleave and Company which is the official jeweler of Queen Elizabeth II.

A representative of the company said they were greatly honored to be chosen to be of service to Prince Harry. It stands to reason that Cleave and Company may be chosen to design the royal wedding rings as well. "People Magazine" was so enamored with the diamonds that they have a slideshow of the engagement ring from every angle.

While most people are excited about the royal engagement, the beautiful ring and the planning of a wedding others have not been so kind. The fact that Meghan Markle's father is white and her mother black is troubling to some. There has been nothing but support, however, from the members of the house of Windsor and the Queen herself has given her blessing. For Prince Harry and his soon to be princess that's all that really matters.

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