Just hours after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their royal engagement to the world, the pair sat down for their first official interview as a newly-engaged couple on Monday, November 27. During the sit-down, Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, gushed about the actress' stunning ring, missing Harry's late mother, Princess Diana, and Meghan's first time meeting Queen Elizabeth!
"The ring is yellow gold because that's her favorite," Harry said as the Suits star showed off her gorgeous new bauble to BBC interviewer Mishal Husain. "The main stone itself, I sourced from Botswana. The stones on the side are from my mother's personal collection," the prince continued, to which Meghan replied, "It's beautiful, he designed it!" As for why Harry used two of Diana's diamonds for the ring, he explained, "It's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us."
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"They would have been thick as thieves without question, I think she would have been over the moon, so excited for me [and] best friends with Meghan. It's days like today that I really miss having her around, miss being able to share the happy news," Harry continued, remembering Diana, who tragically passed away at age 36 in an August 1997 car accident. "She's with us," Meghan added. The couple also dished on Meg's first ever meeting with the queen. "When I met her, I had such a deep understanding and incredible respect [for her], she's an incredible woman," Meghan gushed. "The corgis took her straight away," Harry added, to which Meghan adorably replied, "Just laying on my feet during tea, it was very sweet!" Congratulations on your engagement, Meghan and Harry — we can't wait for the wedding!
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