Meghan Markle causes fan frenzy as engagement ring diamond has 'changed size'

Meghan Markle causes fan frenzy as engagement ring diamond has 'changed size'

WATCH NOW: Meghan Markle wears engagement ring in Jamaica for first time in months

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Dorothy Reddin

By Dorothy Reddin

Published: 20/04/2024

- 12:09

The Duchess of Sussex's ring contains two diamonds from Princess Diana's collection

  • Prince Harry designed Meghan Markle's engagement ring
  • The Duchess of Sussex did not wear her engagement ring for several months in 2023, sparking many rumours about its whereabouts
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Meghan Markle caused an online fan frenzy as her engagement ring diamond appears to have "changed size" in new photographs.

The Duchess of Sussex was pictured with her two friends, Kelly McKee Zajfen and Abigail Spencer, wearing white T-shirts with “Love Like A Mother” printed in bold red text.

The three friends paired the T-shirts with blue jeans as they sat on the grass, barefoot in front of a brick wall.

The tops were created by the Alliance of Moms, an organisation founded by Zajfen, which supports pregnant and parenting teens in foster care.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry became engaged in 2017


​In the photographs, the Duchess of Sussex, 42, wore her diamond engagement ring, which she has worn since 2017.

The mother-of-two sparked mass speculation in 2023 for not wearing her engagement ring for several months.

At the time, an insider told People that the ring was being serviced due to a loose setting.

Meghan debuted her engagement ring for the first time in months during a trip to Jamaica with Prince Harry earlier this year.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle wore her engagement ring for her latest photoshoot with the Alliance of Moms

Instagram / Alliance of Moms

The duchess additionally wore the diamond ring for her visit to Canada to promote the 2025 Invictus Games.

Meghan's engagement ring is a beautiful three-stone ring, featuring two diamonds from Princess Diana’s jewellery collection.

Over 18 months after her engagement, the 42-year-old made some alterations to the ring, replacing the yellow gold band with a delicate diamond-studded band instead.

The Duke of Sussex designed the ring with a centre cushion cut diamond sourced from Botswana.

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's engagement ring as seen in 2017


In the Alliance of Moms photographs, fans pointed out that the engagement ring diamond appears to have grown in size.

One social media user wrote: "I’ve been saying she took the ring off to slowly change the size of the diamond. What do we have here!?"

Another added: "Yeah, that looks like a diamond twice the size of the original one."

A third commented: "So that’s why she didn’t wear it for so long. In the hope that no one would compare pictures."

Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle's engagement ring appears to have a bigger diamond than how it looked seven years ago

Instagram / Alliance of Moms

Another posted: "Looks bigger than the original."

One royal watcher wrote: "I noticed that too. She definitely had a larger diamond reset."

A fan of Meghan's defended the duchess, commenting: "A lot of women have their diamonds upgraded."

Similarly, someone said: "It could be the same ring just with two other bands on her finger, a wedding band and eternity one perhaps?"

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