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Why Meghan Markle Is not Wearing Her Engagement Ring Anymore

Meghan Markle

Recently, Meghan was photographed at two separate royal events. For Meghan, being eight months pregnant seems to be no biggie. We say this because the Duchess visited Canada House for a Commonwealth Day celebration with her husband, Prince Harry. Later on, the mother-to-be attended a service at Westminster Abbey with the rest of the royal family, also in celebration of Commonwealth Day.

As usual, Meghan wowed in her striking outfits, but the eagle eyed among us may have noticed something very different about the Duchess’ appearance: she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring.

This is the ring which was designed by Prince Harry. It consists of one diamond from Princess Diana’s collection, and two others from Botswana, a country the couple visited together quite early on in their relationship.

However, before the world goes into hysteria, thinking Harry and Meghan have called it a day and that the royal baby is going to have to get used to living between two homes before it’s even born, Meghan’s lack of engagement ring has no emotional significance. Instead, it’s likely been removed because of a very common pregnancy symptom: swelling.

Whilst it may feel like Meghan is worlds apart from you in so many ways (ahem, the royal title/Palace for a home, etc), this is firm evidence that she really is just like any other woman. Well, in terms of her body’s reaction to pregnancy, anyway.

According to the NHS, “it’s normal to get some swelling in pregnancy, particularly in your legs, ankles, feet and fingers” and “it’s often worse further into your pregnancy”. Considering Meghan is at the eight month mark of her pregnancy, it’s not at all surprising that her fingers are too swollen to wear her normal jewellery.

If you look closely at Meghan’s fourth finger on her left hand, you can see she’s still wearing her wedding ring.


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A couple of months back, the Duchess confirmed her baby would be born in April, meaning we’ve only got about four or five weeks to go before it’s here.