Lifestyle

Actions

Meghan Markle's wedding ring is made of Welsh gold given by the Queen

Posted at 5:40 AM, May 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-19 08:20:00-04

Meghan Markle's ring has been made from a piece of Welsh gold gifted to her by the Queen, and Prince Harry's will be a platinum band with a textured finish, CNN understands.

Photos: Wedding guests arrive at Windsor

The couple has chosen Cleave and Company to make their wedding bands. The rings will be carried to St. George's Chapel by Prince Harry's brother, William, the Duke of Cambridge, as best man.

Cleave and Company made Markle's engagement ring in 2017.

The tradition of the royal family using Welsh gold for wedding rings began in 1923 with the Queen Mother, then later Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princes Anne and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Other members of the royal family with Welsh gold wedding rings include Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

The-CNN-Wire
™ & © 2018 Cable News Network, Inc., a Time Warner Company. All rights reserved.

Tokyo Olympics Medal Count as of early July 29, 2021