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Meghan Fashion –  Royal wedding 2019: Engagement rings of royals – Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie a

Meghan Fashion – Royal wedding 2019: Engagement rings of royals – Meghan Markle, Princess Eugenie a

 Lady Gabriella Windsor, the daughter of the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will soon tie the knot with Thomas Kingston at St Georges’ Chapel, Windsor Castle Like Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie, who were both married at the regal venue last year, the 51st in line to the throne has a gleaming engagement ring While many engaged women often boast spectacular stones on their fingers, members of the Royal Family have huge heritage attached to their rings Many of the exquisite designs worn by monarchs of the past have been passed down the family line meaning they are steeped in sentimental value  Here are some of some of the engagement rings worn by engaged royals over the years  Meghan Markle The Duchess of Sussex’s ring, designed by Prince Harry, is a stunning trilogy ring set with three diamonds  Harry chose the traditional stone as it is Meghan’s favourite. The central and largest diamond comes from Botswana where the couple have holidayed together in the past  Flanking the largest stone are two smaller diamonds belonging to the private jewellery collection of Princess Diana  READ MORE: MEGHAN MARKLE’S FATHER ‘ALIENATED’ LIKE FAMILIES OF PRINCESS DIANA AND SARAH FERGUSONPrincess Eugenie Princess Eugenie’s ring features a padparadscha sapphire, one of the rarest sapphires in the world  The oval, pink design is surrounded by diamonds and set on a ring made of Welsh gold, said to be a gift from the Queen  The ring bears a striking resemblance to that of Eugenie’s mother Sarah Ferguson’s when she became engaged to Prince Andrew in 1986  READ MORE: PRINCESS EUGENIE LATEST: COULD EUGENIE BE PREGNANT WITH FIRST CHILD? BOOKIES IN FRENZYSarah Ferguson The Duchess of York’s engagement ring had a similar flower-esque quality with a Burmese ruby surrounded by diamonds, designed by Prince Andrew  In a televised interview following their engagement, Prince Andrew was asked how he came about the ring  The Duke of York replied: “Ah, well very fortunately I didn’t have to go out and buy it ” Andrew said he was visited by “some very nice engineers” before admitting he did not know the proper name for “jewellery engineers” to which Sarah laughs “jewellers”  READ MORE: ROYAL SCANDAL: HOW SARAH FERGUSON WAS ‘BANNED FROM THE QUEEN’S FLIGHT’Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge Kate famously received Princess Diana’s engagement ring from Prince William in a touching nod to his late mother  The blue oval Ceylon 12-carat sapphire is encrusted with 14 solitaire diamonds. The Duke of Cambridge later said in an engagement interview: “It was my way of making sure mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement and the fact that we’re going to spend the rest of our lives together ” William famously carried the jewel around in his pocket for three weeks while on holiday with Kate in Kenya before proposing Queen Elizabeth The Queen’s square-cut diamond engagement ring was made for her more than 70 years ago by Prince Philip  The three-carat diamonds were relatively understated for the time with the Queen said to be opting for a modern design  Philip chose the stone from a tiara belonging to his mother but choose not to go for the largest design  Jewellery expert Charlie revealed on ITV programme A Very Royal Wedding the reason why  He said: “Bearing in mind the time just after the war there was a necessity and propriety in what should be an everyday ring and I’m sure that had an effect on the decisions ”Princess Diana When the then newly-engaged Lady Diana Spencer was seen with her engagement ring in 1981, it became known she had broken royal protocol by choosing her design from a Garrad catalogue  This was unusual because it meant her style choice could essentially be bought an worn by other members of the public Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall Camilla got engaged to Prince Charles in February 2005  Her five-carat diamond 1920s ring once belonged to the Queen Mother and Prince Charles’ grandmother  The central square-cut diamond is ringed by six diamond baguettes.Zara Phillips Mike Tindall gave Princess Anne’s daughter Zara a single solitaire diamond ring set on a platinum band encrusted with small set diamonds

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