12 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Relationship

  
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8. The Engagement 

While the big engagement news was revealed to the public on Monday, November 27th, the couple revealed they were actually engaged for a few weeks before the announcement. Like much of the rest of their relationship, Prince Harry kept things sweet, romantic and very private as he revealed he proposed right in their own home which is Nottingham Cottage one night that was like any other. “It was a standard typical night for us,” he said as Meghan added, “Just a cosy night.” “What were we doing? Roasting a chicken…trying to roast a chicken,” she continued. “It was just an amazing surprise, it was so sweet and natural and very romantic – he got on one knee.” They also revealed that Meghan was so excited she couldn’t let him finish asking. “She didn’t even let me finish, she was like, ‘Can I say yes, can I say yes,’ and then there was hugs and I had the ring in my finger and I was like, ‘Can I give you the ring?’ And she was like, ‘Oh, yes the ring!'” His Royal Highness said. “So yes it was just a really nice moment and I think I was able to catch her by surprise as well.”

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7. The Ring

Similar to all engagements, a lot of focus has been on the ring which, of course, Harry designed himself. It was made by Cleave and Company who are the court jewellers and medallists for Queen Elizabeth II. The ring is yellow gold “because that is her favorite,” Prince Harry explained. He also revealed the center stone is from Botswana because it holds such a special place in their hearts and is significant to the beginning of their romance. The smaller diamonds on either side of the center stone are from Princess Diana’s own collection which Harry explained was to “make sure she was with us on this crazy journey together.” When asked what it meant to her to be wearing Princess Diana’s stones, Markle said, “I think everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of that, and obviously not being able to meet his mom, it is so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”

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