You may also be well aware that when it came to Meghan’s engagement ring Harry pulled out all the stops. Not only did he want to create it himself, but he also added several important touches: two stones from the collection of Princess Diana, as well as a Botswana gem, where the pair spent many unforgettable trips together.
In their BBC interview about the engagement, Meghan said:
“It’s incredibly special to be able to have this [ring], which sort of links where you come from and Botswana, which is important to us. It’s perfect.”
What you do not know is just how much work there has been to get the elusive diamond. Harry has started exploring their future partnership with the Palace at some point during the summer of 2017, according to Finding Independence.
“He had begun to inform most of his inner circle that it was something he intended to do, even though Harry had yet to propose,” Scobie and Durand wrote. “Some unknown, he already had a ring of engagement in the works.
The writers say that Harry secretly traveled to Botswana alone in May of that year while fulfilling his position as patron of the Rhino Conservation. He did a little “dirty diamond searching” while in Africa with a close friend who was able to help him source “the ultimate conflict-free stone.”
No surprise here, but Meghan clearly “loved the ring.” Reportedly, according to the book, she said to a friend: “And the amount of thought that went into it. I really can’t get over it.
I can’t even get over it, TBH.