This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is the moving reason Kate Middleton set up her ‘Heads Together’ project

This is so sweet. The lovely Prince William has revealed that working as an ambulance pilot had an effect on him and his family life. This week, he spoke at an event to launch his Mental Health At Work initiative, where he opened up. “You’re just seeing all the sad things, all the pain everyday.

I took a lot home without realising it.” “If you see sad things every day, you think all life is like that… I think that for the medical community, particularly, it must weigh a lot on their minds.” “That you’re always dealing with despair, sadness, injury, things that are really quite troubling. The attrition builds up and you don’t really have the opportunity to off-load it.” And this may just be the reason why Heads Together was launched. In 2017, William admitted that it was his wife’s idea to start the project. “It was Catherine who first realised that all three of us were working on mental health in our individual areas of focus.” Might it have been her own experiences and her husband’s that spurred on the suggestion of the launch? Probably. Kate Middleton and William are joined by Harry and Meghan in their work on the campaign. Prince William’s main aim? “My thing really is to get more men talking about their issues before it is too late, and to stop feeling so strong and unable to seek help.”


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s First Royal Tour Will Support Causes They Care About Along The Way

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle’s First Royal Tour Will Support Causes They Care About Along The Way

It’s going to be a busy fall for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. On Monday, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their first Royal Tour.

Kensington Palace previously revealed that the newlyweds would be visiting Australia, Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga, and New Zealand, but a formal itinerary and new details about the trip weren’t made public until now. According to a royal press release, the trip will take place between Tuesday, Oct. 16 and Wednesday, Oct. 31.

The trip will begin in Sydney, Australia, from which the royals will depart for Fiji and Tonga, before rounding out the trip with a return Australia and a visit to New Zealand. The Royals were invited to visit Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand by the country’s respective governments, while their trip through Fiji and Tonga was requested by the Foreign and Commonwealth office, according to Kensington Palace. As for the agenda, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will use these visits to tackle important issues and intend to talk with leaders about youth leadership, environmental, and conservation efforts. They will also attend the dedication of several of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy projects, and support the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games for the rehabilitation of servicemen and women. Prince Harry started the international event, which brings together wounded or injured veterans to compete in adaptive sports, according to the foundation’s website.

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This will be the couple’s first official royal tour, but it won’t be their first time travelling since their wedding in May. In July, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex went on a two-day tour of Ireland, according to Harper’s Bazaar. The visit was their first trip out of England as a married couple, and they took the opportunity to meet with President Michael Higgins and his wife, Sabina Coyne. The trip to Dublin was brief in comparison to their upcoming travels, which will take the couple away from home for several weeks. The 2018 Invictus Games are sure to be a highlight of the international visit. The games hold a special meaning for Prince Harry and Markle. The couple made their first public appearance together at the Toronto Games in September of 2017. The two were seen holding hands and sitting together during the event, making it their first joint engagement after nearly a year of dating. In April, the engaged couple attended a reception to celebrate the forthcoming Invictus Games, according to People. They also appeared at the U.K. Trials the same month, once again showing up to support the event.

Prince Harry and Markle cheered on the 400 athletes competing for the 72 spots on the United Kingdom’s team the Paralympic-style games. According to E!, Markle told one of the competitors that she was already looking forward to the event in October. “She told me that she had never been to Australia, but was going to this year’s event and was really looking forward to being there with Harry,” rugby competitor Michael Mallon told the publication. It looks like the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will have a busy couple of weeks during the tour, and their time at the games in Sydney, Australia will likely be a meaningful moment from the trip. Prince Harry is already planning for the future of the event — in June, he revealed the 2020 Invictus Games will be hosted in The Hague, Netherlands, according to Time.

The preparations for future events will come after the couple is able to see another successful competition in the Fall. While the Invictus Games will be making the itinerary, Kensington Palace has yet to reveal further details about the trip. The official announcement from Kensington Palace promises more information will be released when the autumn tour date is closer. Either way, the trip is already shaping up to be an eventful couple of weeks for the Royals.


Meghan Markle’s SECRET trip to Toronto last week

Meghan Markle carried out SECRET trip to Toronto to see her best friend last week

The Duchess headed to Canada in secret to visit her best friend Jessica Mulroney and her family, the sources added. Despite Kensington Palace denying Meghan was leaving the country for any personal trip, sources insist the Duchess took some time off to catch up with Jessica, Ben and their three children.

In a series of tweets, Good Morning America’s royal correspondent Omid Scobie said: “Sources exclusively confirm to @ABC @GMA that Duchess Meghan quietly travelled to Toronto last Tuesday for a three-day stay at the family home of close friends Jessica and Ben Mulroney.” “Meghan and Jessica spent their days catching up, lounging poolside and playing with children Ivy, Brian and John, who, adds a source, ‘love seeing their Auntie Meg.’ “There was also an evening out with friends. “The perfect trip ahead of a very busy (and engagement-packed!) fall.”

Jessica is a very special person in Meghan’s life. Not only they have have been close friends for years, but Jessica has also been her long-time stylist, and she is thought to have played the role of unofficial wedding planner at Meghan and Harry’s big day. And Jessica’s children were among the protagonist of the ceremony, with Brian and John being cheeky pageboys while Ivy was one of the bridesmaids.

Despite the distance separating the two friends, Jessica is still believed to help Meghan pick her outfits. Mr Scobie said in another tweet that the £320 Judith and Charles dress wore by the Duchess at yesterday’s charity performance of Hamilton, had been styled by Jessica herself. He wrote: “Prince Harry & Duchess Meghan (in @JudithNCharles, styled by @jessicamulroney) looking the height of sophistication at tonight’s special performance of @HamiltonWestEnd for @Sentebale.” Meghan’s trip to Toronto, a city she knows well as was the set of her TV hit Suits, is the first known solo holiday taken by the Duchess since her wedding on May 19.

The Duchess’ schedule is set to be packed with official engagement, with the first coming up as early as September 4. On that day, she will attend the Well Child Awards. Two days later, on September 6, she will head to the 100 Days to Peace Gala, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.


Meghan Markle wears her most daring outfit yet at Hamilton charity night

Meghan Markle wears her most daring outfit yet at Hamilton charity night

Meghan Markle has honed a signature look over the past few months and it usually consists of a modest midi dress or skirt . But she threw caution to the wind for a night out with husband Prince Harry for a special performance of hit musical Hamilton at London’s Victoria Palace theatre.

The Duchess of Sussex, 37, ditched the midi in favour of a mini and wowed in a thigh-skimming double-breasted tuxedo dress by Canadian fashion label Judith & Charles. The hem length may be daring for a royal, but Meghan’s look was young, fresh and sexy.

Showing off her incredibly toned legs, Meghan’s look was a dramatic departure from anything we’ve seen her in recently and it’s nice to see her changing things up a bit. The peak lapelled £327 ‘Digital’ tuxedo dress is currently available on the company’s website and is available in aubergine, black and navy. But as with most things Meghan wears, we can expect there to be a lot of interest and something tells us it won’t be around for long. Meghan opted for the sleek black version and teamed it with a pair of black pointed Paul Andrew ‘Pump-it-up’ heels and a small black clutch. The Duchess wore her hair back in a sleeker version of her signature messy bun, showing off gold Shaun Leane earrings. Meghan chatted with the show’s writer before the show.

It was the couple’s first public engagement for a month and they were guests of honour at the special charity performance. Meghan and Harry are getting to meet the cast and crew on the stage of London’s Victoria Palace Theatre and are set to address the audience alongside the show’s creator Lin-Manuel Miranda. But this isn’t the first time Meghan has seen the musical based on the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton. It’s actually her third. Meghan and Harry were spotted seated amongst a sell out crowd back in February. And Meghan also saw the show in New York with her friend Priyanka Chopra. Before she deleted her Instagram account Meghan posted a picture of the glamorous pair standing outside the theatre posing with the playbill.


David Beckham will be joining Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on part of their royal tour

David Beckham will be joining Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on part of their royal tour

MEGHAN Markle and Prince Harry seem to like hobnobbing with the stars and recently spent time with George and Amal Clooney at their Lake Como villa. It was reported that Meghan helped Amal look after 10-month-old twins, Ella and Alexander, while Harry and George played basketball. Getty – Contributor Meghan and Harry at the Invictus games in Toronto in 2017Now it seems they could be spending time with another famous couple – David and Victoria Beckham. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are due to go on their royal tour this autumn and will be going to Australia to attend the Invictus Games, which Harry set up for injured and disabled army veterans. Now football ace David has been named an ambassador to the games, so he’ll be heading Down Under in October to spend time with the newlyweds in the royal box. David shared the news in a post on Instagram, writing: “I’ve been lucky enough to meet and work with many serving, veteran and wounded British armed forces personnel over the years and I’ve been humbled by the courage, resilience and spirit shown by each and every one of them. Splash News Davis and Victoria at the Royal Wedding in May”So, I’m incredibly proud to announce I will be an Ambassador for this year’s Invictus Games in Sydney. The entire Invictus Games team, led by the Duke of Sussex, has achieved remarkable things in such a short space of time, using sport as a powerful force to rehabilitate and unite and I can’t wait to be part of the energy and the excellence of the Games this year.”

Although he doesn’t say whether wife Victoria will be joining him in Sydney, it would be a chance for her to form a bond with fashion fan Meghan and get closer to the couple. Who knows, she may even get the Duchess to wear some of her next VB collection – and there’s no better ad for a brand than that. Reuters William and Harry with David Beckham attend a reception organised by the British Football Association in Johannesburg in 2010Victoria and David were present at Meghan and Harry’s wedding in May, and David has formed a close friendship with Harry’s older brother William after they collaborated on the 2012 Olympic bid. But Harry shares a past with Victoria. When he was 13, he met the Spice Girls at a concert and South Africa and he was pictured blushing and looking starstruck as Victoria held his hand. Sweet.

A 13-year-old Prince Harry looks flustered as Victoria holds his hand  Getty – Contributor David has worked with Prince William on the Olympic bid and other projects. Harry launched the Invictus Games in 2014, to give injured and sick service personnel a chance to compete in various activities, including archery, indoor rowing, powerlifting and wheelchair basketball. This Sydney games will run from October 20 to 27.

Meghan’s wedding dress could be going on display at Windsor Castle…and we can’t wait. We also spotted a huge scar on Kate Middleton’s face… and here’s how it got there. Meghan Markle looks radiant in low cut green dress as she and Prince Harry meet Aussie PM at Invictus Games reception


Why Meghan Markle has inspired the Queen to modernise and ‘rebrand’ the Royal Family

Why Meghan Markle has inspired the Queen to modernise and ‘rebrand’ the Royal Family

Meghan Markle, 37, became the Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Sussex when she married Prince Harry, 33, in May. Born in Los Angeles and a former actress, Meghan was not the usual type expected to marry a prince, but her presence in the Royal Family has been widely accepted.

Most importantly, her presence is believed to have been very welcomed by the Queen, who is reported to now be inspired by her granddaughter-in-law. According to reports, the Queen is actually thinking about modernising the Royal Family and is set on ensuring its survival. Former Buckingham Palace staffer, Coleen Harris, told People magazine the Queen is now more open to change than ever. Talking to the magazine, she said: “The Queen is allowing the Royal family to modernise. “We have come a really long way. They are not stuffy and immovable.” The Queen is said to want her family to be more “open” to change. Coleen also claimed that the Queen and the monarchy have already come a long way, revealing some people working in the palace were actually “quite shocked” when Her Majesty gave Prince William her permission to marry Kate Middleton back in 2010. Despite having some link to aristocracy and being upper-middle class, the Queen reportedly thought of Kate as “an ordinary middle-class girl with no background in royalty or aristocracy.”

Kate even lived a normal life before marrying Prince William in 2011, working two different jobs, including for a high street retailer.  The Queen’s decision to allow Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle shows how she is set on modernising the Royals and adapting to modern times, abolishing age-old protocol and unwritten rules. Over 80 years ago the monarchy was in a very different place, when the Queen’s uncle, Edward VIII, was forced to abdicate when he was denied the right to marry his lover, Wallis Simpson. Just like Wallis, Meghan is American and divorced, something that would have been unheard of in the Royal Family until Megan became the Duchess of Sussex. The Queen is said to think of Meghan as a “positive person”, with royal expert and autobiographer Katie Nicholls commenting: “When you look at Meghan on paper she is not necessarily what you might expect of a conventional royal fiancée and that she’s American, she’s a well-known face. “Everything from being a divorcée to being a bit older than Prince Harry, to coming from a dual heritage family, you might wonder if the Queen being of a certain generation and, of course, being the Queen might have been at all concerned.

“But everything I heard from the sources I spoke to was that she really felt from the outset that Meghan was a positive person in Prince Harry’s life.” In 2013 the Royal Family also made a huge step forward when parliament passed the new Succession to the Crown Act. The new act altered the laws of succession to the throne, meaning the eldest child, regardless of gender, would precede their siblings. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in history, and no doubt want to ensure the monarchy’s future is safe. One royal who is known for being particularly modern and forward-thinking is the Queen’s granddaughter Princess Eugenie. Getting married in October, Eugenie is enforcing one very modern rule on her wedding day.  Who is Meghan Markle? Quick profile Meghan Markle was born Rachel Meghan Markle, on August 4, 1981 to parents Doria Ragland and father Thomas Markle.

Her father was previously married to Roslyn Loveless and Meghan has two elder half sibling – sister Samantha Markle and brother Thomas Markle Junior. Actress Meghan’s first television appearance in the USA was in an episode of the medical drama General Hospital in 2002. She later moved on to roles in CSI, Without a Trace and Castle along with bit parts in Hollywood films including Get Him to the Greek, Remember Me and Horrible Bosses. Meghan was also a “briefcase girl” on Deal or No Deal – but her most famous role was as Rachel Zane in legal drama Suits, which launched in 2011. She was written out in the finale of the seventh series when her character got married, which aired in April 2018 – just before she got married herself. Charity and humanitarian work Meghan Markle’s career in television has gone hand-in-hand with her support for causes close to her heart.

She wrote about the stigma around menstrual health in an article for Time magazine and was a Global Ambassador for World Vision Canada – with whom she travelled to Rwanda for the charity’s Clean Water Campaign. And her commitment to gender equality has seen her work with the United Nations – receiving a standing ovation in 2015 for her speech to mark International Women’s Day. Relationships In September 2011, she wed film producer Trevor Engelson, who she began dating in 2004. But the pair divorced two years later in August 2013, citing irreconcilable difference. She was in a relationship with celebrity chef Cory Vitiello for almost two years, before they broke it off in 2016 but the two remain good friends. And in June 2016, she met Prince Harry on a blind date set up by a mutual friend. Their relationship began in October that year and just over one year later, on November 27, 2017, the pair announced their engagement. They married on May 19, 2018 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle. Meghan’s heritage Some have claimed Meghan Markle is the first mixed-race member of the Royal Family. Historians are still arguing about Queen Charlotte, the wife of King George III.

But Meghan will be the first royal to openly embrace a mixed-race heritage. She has written about the difficulties of being a biracial actress in Hollywood as she claims she is not black enough for some roles and not white enough for others.


How Meghan Markle won Princess Charlotte and Prince George over with clever trick

How Meghan Markle won Princess Charlotte and Prince George over with clever trick

Meghan Markle is settling into Royal life just fine, especially since she’s won over Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Sources close to the family told Entertainment Tonight the Duchess of Sussex used her kitchen skills to impress the younger members of the monarchy. The insider said: ‘An avid cook, Meghan often pops around to visit with Kate and the kids dropping off treats.’ Meghan Markle is reportedly settling into Royal life just fine, making nice with Prince George and Prince Charlotte The Duchess of Sussex reportedly brings home-baked treats over for Prince George and Prince Charlotte It’s not clear what treats she makes for the children, but her trick appears to have worked. Meghan, 37, has been photographed with Prince George and Princess Charlotte since her wedding day and it appears they’re big fans of the former actress. They were last seen together at Prince Louis’s christening in April.

While Meghan enjoys her duties as an aunt, rumours are swirling about when she’ll start a family with Prince Harry. Some reports suggest the pair are secretly expecting, but others say they’re not rushing it. Experts believe that fans will know when they’ve finally decided to have a child by how Meghan’s hair changes. The Duchess has said in the past that she’s a big fan of Brazilian keratin hair treatments, which aren’t advised for expectant mothers because it contains formaldehyde.  Does Meghan Markle have children? Meghan Markle does not have children. She has been married before but did not enter her relationship with Prince Harry with kids. The former Suits star has been open about her desire to have children one day but isn’t in a rush.

In 2016 she told Canada’s Best Health magazine that having children was on her ‘bucket list’. She added: ‘I want to travel more and I can’t wait to start a family, but in due time.’ Meghan’s husband, Prince Harry, has echoed those sentiments. During a November interview with the BBC, he said of having kids: ‘Of course. You know, one step at a time. Hopefully, we’ll start a family in the near future.’ In April 2017, while speaking on The Telegraph’s Mad World podcast, the Duke of Sussex said he was ‘looking forward’ to becoming a father. ‘I would love to have kids,’ he added. Meghan Markle adoption Meghan Markle is rumoured to have been considering adoption.

The original report claimed Meghan and Prince Harry were planning to adopt a six-month-old baby from an orphanage in Botswana. Palace sources denied there was any truth to those claims. Since she married Prince Harry, stories have been cropping up left and right about Meghan Markle being pregnant with her first child. While she and the Prince haven’t addressed the rumours directly, Meghan has found subtle ways to shut down the drama.

Recently she took a swig of champagne during an event to prove that she’s not pregnant. She has also been wearing her usual form-fitting looks so there’s no need to speculate about a growing bump.


Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy SECRET Italian getaway with George and Amal Clooney

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoy SECRET Italian getaway with George and Amal Clooney

Local police were drafted in to make sure the royal couple were left undisturbed on their visit to the idyllic retreat on Lake Como, in Italy.  Clooney and human rights barrister wife Amal, 40, were among the stars at the couple’s May wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor.  They joined the royal couple at their villa with 10-month-old twins Alexander and Ella.

Reports say Meghan enjoyed her time lazing by the swimming pool, and helping with nanny duties for the adorable twins, while Harry and George spent their time playing basketball with other friends. Around 15 guests are said to have attended the luxurious party – which went on until the early hours.

Rumours abound that Meghan will fly home to Toronto without Prince Harry to meet up with mum Doria Ragland.  Former Suits actress Meghan, 37, lived in Toronto before moving in with Harry and still has close friends living in the city. Kensington Palace sent a letter to Air Canada staff “asking that no one take Meghan’s picture or approach her on the flight”, reports Royal Central.

Meghan is also rumoured to be flying to Los Angeles in the coming weeks before returning to London for work in September.

Meghan Markle is heading to Canada – but without Prince Harry

Meghan Markle is heading to Canada – but without Prince Harry

Meghan Markle is travelling to her former home of Canada without Prince Harry, it has been reported.

The former Suits actress is believed to have flown to Toronto on an Air Canada flight, but her husband has not joined her. According to royal news hub, Royal Central, Kensington Palace sent a letter to Air Canada requesting that no one takes Meghan’s picture or approaches her on the flight. She is also believed to be planning a trip to California later in the summer. The former Suits actress is believed to have flown to Toronto, without her husband (Image: Getty Images Europe) Read More This will be Meghan’s first foreign trip without Harry since they married on May 19. It is not yet known whether Prince Harry will join his wife in Canada in the coming days. However, reports suggest that she might head stateside by herself to spend some time catching up with friends before Harry comes out to join her. Markle stayed in Toronto while she filmed legal drama Suits, and still has lots of friends who live in the city. Meghan and Harry have been inseparable since they wed in May.

A bigger American trip has been speculated for the couple, with a Us Weekly source saying: “Meghan is looking forward to introducing Harry to everything she loves about the US.” Both are said to have recently spent some downtime at Balmoral Castle with the Queen, enjoying long country walks and picnics with the family. The alleged trip to Canada comes as Meghan’s family continue to blast her publicly. Her uncle recently spoke of his deep hurt over his royal wedding “snub” and said he would have happily walked her down the aisle. Meghan’s half-sister Samantha has also boasted of an upcoming salacious biography titled In The Shadows Of The Duchess.

Meanwhile, Meghan’s dad revealed intimate details of conversations with Prince Harry, 33, and even confessed how he lied to the Duke of Sussex about faking pictures with a British paparazzi.


Why Princess Diana’s engagement ring caused upset with the Royals

Why Princess Diana’s engagement ring caused upset with the Royals

Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which featured a 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire, was not popular among the Royals after Prince Charles asked for her hand in marriage, despite now becoming one of the most famous pieces of jewellery in history. As reported in Vogue, despite the ring boasting a white gold band and 14 solitaire diamonds, the crown jeweller Garrard featured the piece in its catalogue, which meant that anyone could have bought the £47,000 ring and in turn, was a problem with the Royal Family. Garrard was inspired by the sapphire and diamond cluster brooch that was made for Prince Albert in 1840, which he went on to gift Queen Victoria as a wedding present and she wore it as her ‘something blue’. Prince Charles and Diana Spencer at Buckingham Palace after announcing their engagement.

Since then, The Queen has worn the very same brooch at a number of public events. It was also reported that Diana picked out the jewel herself, while others claim that she chose it because it was the biggest and reminded her of her mother’s engagement ring. Princess Diana loved her engagement ring so much that she continued to wear it after her divorce from Prince Charles in 1996 and it was made into a bracelet. She then started wearing an emerald-cut aquamarine ring in its place, the same one that Meghan Markle wore with her second wedding dress.

Princess Diana loved her engagement ring and continued to wear it after her divorce. Princess Diana’s jewellery collection Grant Mobley, a gemologist and Director at Pluczenik and one of the world’s leading diamantaires, said: ‘A beautiful ring that Princess Diana was seen wearing on her ring finger after her divorce from Prince Charles was an emerald cut, aquamarine and diamond ring. He continued: ‘The Princess was very fond of a pearl and diamond bracelet featuring a large emerald cut aquamarine that she was given in her early years as a princess and, after her divorce, she commissioned this matching ring to be made. ‘Diana’s taste in jewellery was impeccable and the fact that she commissioned this ring to be made is a clear testament to her taste.  Meghan Markle seen here wearing Princess Diana’s aquamarine ring to her wedding reception ‘She always chose diamond jewellery that was meaningful to her – she was very intentional with her jewellery choices and made sure they were the best representation of those meaningful moments,’ he said. The aquamarine ring is thought to be around £75,000 because of the size, colour and quality of the centre diamond and a diamond from one of her rings was also used to make Meghan Markle’s engagement ring. Meghan Markle’s engagement ring Despite including a stone from Botswana and two diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection, Meghan Markle’s engagement ring was compared to one available from Argos for just £33. The ring was made by Cleave and Company, Court Jewellers and Medallists for Her Majesty. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during an official photocall to announce their engagement Sarah Filippardos, head jewellery buyer at Argos, told: ‘Prince Harry’s choice of a diamond trilogy ring for Meghan is beautiful. For anyone inspired by Harry’s act of romance who isn’t able to pop to Botswana for a diamond, Argos has a fantastic range of similar trilogy engagement rings with prices starting from as little as £32.99.’

However, estimated that it cost £199,475 and the stone is likely to be a D in colour (the clearest). Meghan also paid tribute to her late mother-in-law on her wedding day and wore Diana’s engagement ring to her wedding reception. Meghan Markle’s ring includes a stone from Botswana and two from Princess Diana’s collection Kate Middleton’s engagement ring When Diana passed away in 1997, Prince William and Prince Harry inherited her jewellery collection, which included her engagement ring, according to Good Housekeeping.  The late Princess wrote: ‘I would like you to allocate all my jewellery to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewellery to your discretion.’ Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his mother, Princess Diana’s engagement ring

There are rumours that while Harry originally picked out the iconic sapphire gem, after he saw William’s love for Kate Middleton, the Prince exchanged the engagement ring for his mother’s Cartier watch, so that the Duke of Cambridge could propose to this Duchess. Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is shown as she holds the arm of her fiance Prince William Prince William reportedly had the ring with him for three weeks while they were on holiday in Mount Kenya in 2010 and when he announced the engagement, he said: ‘It’s my mother’s engagement ring, and it’s very special to me, as Kate is very special to me now as well. ‘It was only right the two were put together. It was my way of making sure mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement,’ the Duke said, as reported in Marie Claire.

After making a few alterations, Kate’s ring became one of the world’s most famous rings, now worth over $500,000 (£393,000). Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank on The One Show, after they announced engagement The Royal engagement ring effect Princess Diana may have started a trend as now that replica engagement rings have been made available on the high street, shoppers have flocked to buy pieces similar to that of Meghan Markle’s or Princess Eugenie’s pink sapphire ring. Princess Eugenie wears a ring containing a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by diamonds, that specialises in royal replicas, revealed that Meghan’s yellow gold ring is now the top seller while sales of other Hollywood styles have decreased by 50 per cent. Kate and Pippa Middleton’s rings were also popular on the website.