After a significant absence from public view, Meghan Markle was seen reuniting with Prince Harry in Dusseldorf, Germany, for the closing ceremonies of the Invictus Games this week. However, keen observers quickly noticed a striking absence—Meghan was not wearing her beloved engagement ring.
The engagement ring, a stunning three-stone piece, holds great sentimental value. It features a cushion-cut center diamond from Botswana, symbolizing the early days of Meghan and Harry’s relationship, as well as two side stones from Princess Diana’s collection. The late Queen Elizabeth’s jeweler, Cleve Company, crafted this remarkable ring.
Yet, recent rumors have emerged suggesting that Meghan may have sold one of the precious stones, the side stone from Princess Diana’s collection, to none other than Kim Kardashian. Kim is known for her admiration of Princess Diana and purchased her iconic Attila cross in January 2023.
This revelation reportedly left Prince Harry furious, leading to a heated confrontation with Meghan. In the midst of their argument, Harry allegedly insisted that Meghan return to the United States immediately and refrain from attending the Invictus Games’ closing ceremony.
The diamond ring held immense sentimental value as it was a cherished keepsake from Harry’s beloved mother, Princess Diana. Allegedly, Meghan asked her mother, Doria, to facilitate the trade of the ring at a Jeff Bezos party, further intensifying Prince Harry’s anger.
Harry’s reaction can be described as a mix of hurt and confusion, stemming from Meghan’s decision to remove her engagement ring without a temporary replacement. Meghan explained that she had taken the ring off for repairs and was seen wearing only her wedding band. However, Harry remains perplexed as to why Meghan wouldn’t have opted to wear another piece from her extensive jewelry collection during this interim period.
Upon investigating the matter, a Reddit user consulted a jeweler, who suggested that ring repairs could reasonably take a long time, particularly if a stone needed to be rematched or replaced. However, larger jewelers like De Beers might complete such repairs in a couple of weeks, making Meghan’s decision even more puzzling.
Intriguingly, Doria’s exchange with Kim Kardashian at Jeff Bezos’s event happened before attending Beyoncé’s concert, sparking rumors that Meghan may have secured a concert ticket to meet Hollywood celebrities by selling the ring. Some speculate that Meghan is striving to cultivate a close friendship with Kim Kardashian.
What adds to the curiosity is that Meghan’s mother, Doria, was present in the same box as Kim Kardashian, along with someone named Gina Zapanta. This has fueled rumors that Doria is seeking to portray a glamorous lifestyle, possibly aiming for a role in a reality TV show akin to “Real Housewives.”
Despite the absence of her engagement ring, Meghan Markle did adorn some distinctive jewelry for the Invictus Games, including her Welsh gold wedding band, a tradition in the royal family since the queen mother’s wedding in 1923. Meghan also wore an eternity ring, which made its debut at the Trooping the Colour ceremony in 2019.
This situation has left many wondering about the authenticity of Meghan’s actions and decisions, particularly when it comes to her jewelry and her recent interactions with the media and celebrities like Kim Kardashian.