Meghan Markle said ‘I do’ to Prince Harry in a Windsor Castle ceremony on 19 May 2018. She was given a beautiful wedding band which complemented her specially-made engagement ring. Why has she started wearing a third ring on her wedding finger?
“In this way he created a new jewel with a beautiful sense of history.
“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.
“By incorporating something from his mother, Harry not only captured part of his past to celebrate his present but also to pass part of his history to the future.”
When the couple tied the knot, Meghan was given another stunning ring which was placed on her wedding finger.
The band is thought to be made of Welsh gold which follows the tradition of other royals including Queen Elizabeth II and Kate Middleton.
However, the Duchess has been seen flaunting a third thing above her engagement ring.
Meghan was first noticed wearing the ring after she returned from maternity leave sparking speculation she received it around the time of the birth of her son, Archie Harrison, six months.
The pave-set ring is embedded with the birthstones of Archie, Meghan and Harry, according to Harper’s Bazaar.
It is not uncommon for new mothers to be given presents when a child is born and this could have been the case for the Duchess.
If Harry did give Meghan the ring, he would have followed in the footsteps of his older brother, Prince William.
After the birth of William’s first child, Prince George, six, the royal reportedly gave Kate Middleton a ring as a promise.
The Duchess of Cambridge has worn the diamond eternity ring on her wedding finger ever since.
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.
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.
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.
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.