Prince Harry made sure his mother, the late Princess Diana, was part of his engagement to Meghan Markle. The little diamonds on the side are from my mother’s jewelry collection. The diamonds in Meghan’s engagement ring include two worn by Diana.
The center stone is from Botswana, where the couple had vacation together.
Harry made sure other memories of his beloved mom would be quietly acknowledged during the big announcement. The couple made their first public appearance as an engaged couple at the Kensington Palace Sunken Garden that was dedicated to Diana this year in honor of the 20th anniversary of her death. Harry proposed on the grounds earlier this month.
Like Diana, Meghan is already taking her first steps as a fashion icon. Her sheek, white belted coat was by Line the label, a brand based in Canada where the actress shot TV’s Suits. Right after Meghan’s big appearance, the company’s website crashed.
Harry’s ‘paperclip hand’
Eagle-eyed royal watchers also noticed Harry was making a bizarre hand gesture at certain moments, tucking half of his right-hand fingers into his jacket – something Judi says is a ‘comfort’ indicator.
‘It’s almost like he’s using his hand as a paperclip to hold his jacket together,’ Judi notes. ‘Both he and William can be incredibly shy; but at the same time, Harry looks completely in love and slightly bewildered by it all.’
Working Cameras Like A Pro
While Harry is used to taking part in public engagements, Meghan is a seasoned expert in front of the camera lens thanks to years spent treading the red carpet at glitzy Hollywood events.
‘She’s quite grown up and more experienced in front of the camera than he is,’ Judi explains. ‘Surprisingly, that will probably be quite a good thing for him.
‘We’ve seen the [public displays of affection] and we know they love each other because they couldn’t keep their hands off each other at the Invictus Games.
‘[Today’s photo call] should have been very formal but it was also incredibly tactile.’