Prince Harry made sure his mother, the late Princess Diana, was part of his engagement to Meghan Markle.
“She would be jumping up and down, so excited for me, but then would probably have been best friends with Meghan,” Harry said in the first official interview since announcing their engagement.
The ring, designed by Harry himself, consists of three diamonds. Two of them are “from my mother's jewelry collection."
The center stone is from Botswana, where the couple has vacationed together. The gold band was made by the queen's official jeweler, Cleave and Company.
The prince used yellow gold “because that's her favorite."
He made sure other memories of his beloved mother would be quietly acknowledged during their announcement, as they made their first public appearance as an engaged couple at the Kensington Palace Sunken Garden, which was dedicated to Diana this year to mark the 20th anniversary of her death.
Harry proposed to Markle earlier this month.
It happened a few weeks ago, earlier this month, here at our cottage; just a standard typical night for us," the prince said.
She added: "Just a cozy night, it was — what we were doing? Just roasting chicken? [It was] just an amazing surprise. It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got on one knee."