Meghan Markle latest news – Duchess changed Diana engagement ring from Prince Harry & BBC royal doc airs again tonight

WHEN Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement back in November 2018, we were nothing short of obsessed with the former Suits star’s diamond ring.

Designed by Prince Harry himself, the Duchess of Sussex’s stunning sparkler even features two of the late Princess Diana‘s diamonds – but less than two years later, it underwent a dramatic transformation.

The stunning sparkler originally had a thick gold band which beautifully offset the row of three diamonds.

However, Duchess seems to have reset her ring with a much thinner, diamond-studded micro-pave gold band.

Speaking to Fabulous, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, explained she “found it odd” that the Duchess of Sussex, 40, would change her engagement ring.

“I find it a bit odd Meghan would want to alter a ring that her husband had especially designed for her,” she said.

“A royal engagement ring is a piece of history not a bit of jewellery to be updated when it looks old fashioned.”

Read our Meghan Markle live blog below for the latest updates…

  • Prince Charles lands in Barbados

    Prince Charles has landed in Barbados as officially ditches the Queen as head of state.

    The Prince of Wales, 73, has jetted to the island on the Queen‘s behalf and acknowledged Britain’s colonial past and Empire in a speech in the early hours of this morning.

    He arrived at Grantley Adams International Airport, in Bridgetown, where he was greeted by prime minister Mia Motleyand, military chiefs as well as a Guard of Honour and military band.

    Prince Charles addressed partying Bajans just 30-minutes after midnight strikes – marking the moment they become a Republic. This was around 4am in the UK.

    The Queen, 95, has also written a personal message to Barbados which will be presented for the handover.

  • Explained: What does the new book allege about Charles?

    According to Brothers And Wives: Inside The Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, the discussion took place on November 27, 2017 – the morning Harry and Meghan’s engagement was officially announced.

    The author Christopher Andersen claims Charles’ genuine curiosity at what his grandchildren’s appearance might be was twisted by scheming courtiers, who put a racist spin on his words.

    And by the time the rumours had reached Meghan and Harry, it had reportedly spiralled entirely out of control.

    Blaming a group of high-level Palace advisors known as the “Men in Grey”, Andersen writes: “The question posed by Charles was being echoed in a less innocent way throughout the halls of Buckingham Palace.”

    Whispers by elitist clique “the old boys’ network” were madly gossiping about how the Firm would “look to the rest of the world once African-American blood became part of the mix”, he claims.

  • Explained: How long were William and Harry’s parents together for?

    Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer married on Wednesday July 29, 1981.

    They famously split in 1992 and finalised their divorce in 1996.

    Following Harry’s birth in September 1984, the couple were said to be sleeping in separate bedrooms.

    It was also reported that by 1986, the couple took separate holidays.

  • Harry’s Finsta

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry used a mixture of his pseudonym name and his favourite DJ for a secret social media account.

    Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Royally Us: “Harry had a secret Instagram account with the username Spikey mouse which was deleted shortly afterwards.

    “I believe but we know that Meghan apparently started following that Instagram account just around the time they started dating but of course even those watching her account then wouldn’t have known that it was Prince Harry.

    “Apparently that pseudonym he used was a mixture of the Facebook name he used he had an alias on there Spike Wells and his favorite DJ ‘Deadmau5’ so that’s a bit of royal info.”

  • Megxit no more

    The second part of the BBC’s controversial royal documentary will be named “Sussexit” to appease Prince Harry.

    The Duke recently argued the popular term “Megxit” is “misogynistic” and “created by a troll”.

    His comments led to the BBC using the new title in tonight’s episode of The Princes And The Press.

    It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”. 

    It is expected to air claims of a lack of support for Harry and wife Meghan and of a senior household member helping a tabloid in its court case against her. 

  • ‘Odd Meghan would want to alter a ring’

    Speaking to Fabulous, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, Ingrid Seward, explained she “found it odd” that the Duchess of Sussex, 40, would change her engagement ring.

    “I find it a bit odd Meghan would want to alter a ring that her husband had especially designed for her,” she said.

    “A royal engagement ring is a piece of history not a bit of jewellery to be updated when it looks old fashioned.”

  • Stunning sparkler

    When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement back in November 2018, we were nothing short of obsessed with the former Suits star’s diamond ring.

    Designed by Prince Harry himself, the Duchess of Sussex’s stunning sparkler even features two of the late Princess Diana‘s diamonds – but less than two years later, it underwent a dramatic transformation.

    The stunning sparkler originally had a thick gold band which beautifully offset the row of three diamonds.

    However, Duchess seems to have reset her ring with a much thinner, diamond-studded micro-pave gold band.

    During the couple’s engagement interview in 2017, Prince Harry revealed he had specifically chosen a gold band for Meghan’s original ring based on her jewellery collection.

  • Queen ‘sad’ to miss out on seeing great-grandkids

    The monarch is understood to be “sad” that she’s spent so little time with Archie.

    It’s reported that she also believes she won’t meet Lilibet unless Meghan and Harry return to the UK.

    The Sussexes have not commented on the claims.

  • Moth-eared Meghan

    Lorraine Kelly joked that Meghan Markle’s £1,300 TV outfit had been attacked by moths.

    The sofa queen said the Duchess of Sussex looked “stunning” on the Ellen DeGeneres Show.

    But she said of her holey-armed Oscar de la Renta blouse: “It looks like moths ate chunks out of her sleeves.”

    Lorraine, 61, later branded Meghan’s chat a “stunt”, telling her viewers: “You wouldn’t see Kate doing that.”

  • Not coming home for Christmas

    It’s understood the family had been invited to join the Royal Family at Sandringham – with the Queen doubtless hoping to meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet for the first time.

    However, sources claim they’ll remain in America to avoid a “media frenzy”. It will be the first Christmas for the family since Prince Philip’s death in April.

    One insider told Page Six: “There’s a lot that goes into the logistics and the planning of the family Christmas, so of course, staff know that Harry and Meghan are not coming. If they were, they would have communicated it to their family by now. But this is Her Majesty’s first Christmas without her husband, so one would have hoped they would want to be with her.”

  • Charles hits back (continued)

    Last night Clarence House slammed Mr Andersen’s account.

    The Prince’s spokesman told The Sun: “This is fiction and not worth further comment.”

    The allegations feature in Christopher Andersen’s US book Brothers And Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry and Meghan, which is due out tomorrow.

    Yesterday, details of the acclaimed author’s account appeared on the New York Post’s Page Six website — sending shockwaves around the world.

    In March, Meghan told US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey the Royal Family had “concerns and conversations about how dark” her son Archie’s “skin might be when he was born”.

    But the person responsible was never named, with Meghan adding: “That would be very damaging to them.”

  • Charles hits back over royal racist claims

    Prince Charles last night called in lawyers over claims he was the “royal racist” — branding them “fiction”.

    Aides rubbished allegations that Charles questioned the future skin tone of Prince Harry and Meghan’s children.

    The claims appear in a new book in the US.

    It alleges that Charles asked wife Camilla over breakfast: “I wonder what the children will look like?’’

    Camilla was said to be “somewhat taken aback’’ and allegedly replied: “Well, absolutely gorgeous, I’m certain.’’

    Charles is said to have lowered his voice and added: “I mean, what do you think their children’s complexion might be?’’

  • Lawyers on standby

    Lawyers for the royals are reportedly on standby to take action against the BBC for “unfounded” claims made in a controversial documentary.

    It’s claimed members of the family are mulling their next steps following The Princes and The Press, with legal reps set to watch the second installment when it airs tonight.

    They’ll be deciding if the broadcaster flouted rules regarding accuracy and impartiality after earlier warning they’d not been given a fair right of reply, the Daily Mail reports.

    The royals say weren’t allowed to watch a screening of the two-part programme in advance, and say they had no opportunity to properly address the claims.

    The BBC Two documentary has already aired “unfounded” allegations that William and his staff briefed the media against Meghan and Harry.

  • ‘Scratching their heads’

    Meghan Markle and Prince Harry fans have been left uneasy about the Duchess’ recent interview with Ellen DeGeneres.

    Royally Obsessed podcast hosts Roberta Fiorito and Rachel Bowie, who are both self-professed fans of the Sussexes, said Meghan’s decision to go on Ellen this week had left them “scratching their heads”.

    Ms Bowie said: “I do think, after talking about it with you, it is a question mark.

    “That was a choice by Meghan.

    “I think it should be said that we are not condoning the interview.

    “It had us scratching our heads.”

  • Explained: What will the Royals doc cover? (continued)

    The relationship between the BBC and the royals had already soured this year following the Martin Bashir scandal.

    Mr Bashir was exposed as having faked documents in order to persuade Princess Diana to give her bombshell 1995 interview to Panorama. 

    Following the news, William issued a statement attacking both the journalist himself and the BBC’s management structure.

    He said their actions had fuelled Diana’s “fear, paranoia and isolation”.

    A friend told the publication the scandal is still “very raw” for the prince.

  • Explained: What will the Royals doc cover?

    The second part of the BBC’s new documentary on the Royal family’s relationship with the press airs tonight.

    The Palace has dismissed the show as “overblown and unfounded”.

    Jenny Afia, the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer, will appear again in the second episode, which covers 2018 to 2021.

    It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”, it details the various legal cases served by Prince Harry and Meghan, and discusses how the relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales and the press affected her two sons.

  • Prince William & Kate Middleton’s new neighbour

    Prince William and Kate Middleton could welcome Princess Eugenie or Princess Beatrice as their neighbour in Kensington Palace, a royal historian has said.

    Marlene Koenig, a royal historian and expert, has suggested that either Princess Beatrice or Eugenie could be lined up as Apartment 1’s newest tenants.

    She told Express.co.uk last month: “Princess Anne’s home is her own and it will go to her kids, it’s not a royal home.

    “There’s an area next to it that Mark Phillips helped buy before the divorce, and that’s where Zara and Peter live and have their homes — it’s all going to be theirs at some point.

    “But other homes and royal residences, right now, it’s more about maintaining what they have.

  • Harry opened secret Instagram account

    A royal expert has claimed that Prince Harry used a mixture of his pseudonym name and his favourite DJ for social media account.

    Royal expert Jonathan Sacerdoti told Royally Us: “Harry had a secret Instagram account with the username Spikey mouse which was deleted shortly afterwards.

    “I believe but we know that Meghan apparently started following that Instagram account just around the time they started dating but of course even those watching her account then wouldn’t have known that it was Prince Harry.

    “Apparently that pseudonym he used was a mixture of the Facebook name he used he had an alias on there Spike Wells and his favorite DJ ‘Deadmau5’ so that’s a bit of royal info.”

  • Documentary concerns

    Part two will be shown on Monday.

    The relationship between the BBC and the royals had already soured this year following the Martin Bashir scandal.

    Mr Bashir was exposed as having faked documents in order to persuade Princess Diana to give her bombshell 1995 interview to Panorama. 

    Following the news, William issued a statement attacking both the journalist himself and the BBC’s management structure.

    He said their actions had fuelled Diana’s “fear, paranoia and isolation”.

    A friend told the publication the scandal is still “very raw” for the prince.

  • Meghan’s ring based on her jewellery collection

    During the couple’s engagement interview in 2017, Prince Harry revealed he had specifically chosen a gold band for Meghan’s original ring based on her jewellery collection.

    He said: “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s her favourite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds either side are from my mother’s jewellery collection, to make sure she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”

  • Second part of BBC’s royal documentary will be named ‘Sussexit’

    THE second part of the BBC’s controversial royal documentary will be named “Sussexit” to appease Prince Harry.

    The Duke recently argued the popular term “Megxit” is “misogynistic” and “created by a troll”.

    His comments led to the BBC using the new title in tomorrow night’s episode of The Princes And The Press.

    It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”. 

    It is expected to air claims of a lack of support for Harry and wife Meghan and of a senior household member helping a tabloid in its court case against her. 

  • BBC documentary is ‘overblown and unfounded’

    The Palace has dismissed the show as “overblown and unfounded”.

    Jenny Afia, the Duchess of Sussex’s lawyer, will appear again in the second episode, which covers 2018 to 2021.

    It will examine the “circumstances around the decision of the Sussexes to step down from their senior royal roles”, it details the various legal cases served by Prince Harry and Meghan, and discusses how the relationship between Diana, Princess of Wales and the press affected her two sons.

  • What was said in the first part of the BBC documentary?

    During the inaugural episode of The Princes and The Press, documentary makers looked into media coverage of William and Harry between 2012 and 2018.

    The shocking documentary claimed there had been “competitiveness” between the royal households.

    And within the film, Omid Scobie – the co-author of Finding Freedom, a sympathetic biography on Meghan and Harry – alleged negative stories were leaked against Meghan to “put her in her place”. 

  • Meghan Markle blinged up her Diana engagement ring

    WHEN Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their engagement back in November 2018, we were nothing short of obsessed with the former Suits star’s diamond ring.

    Designed by Prince Harry himself, the Duchess of Sussex’s stunning sparkler even features two of the late Princess Diana‘s diamonds – but less than two years later, it underwent a dramatic transformation.

    The stunning sparkler originally had a thick gold band which beautifully offset the row of three diamonds.

    However, Duchess seems to have reset her ring with a much thinner, diamond-studded micro-pave gold band.

  • Most Instagram worthy stately home in the UK

    New research has revealed that Blenheim Palace is the most Instagrammable stately home in the UK.

    A study by home cleaning and maintenance service company Fantastic Services analysed Instagram hashtag counts to establish which stately home in the UK provides the most Instagram potential – particularly for the festive season.

    Blenheim Palace was built by the ancestors of Winston Churchill – John and Sarah Churchill.

    John was a celebrated military commander who won the Battle of Blenheim in 1704 and Sarah was a favourite of Queen Anne – yes that favourite.

    • New analysis shows that Blenheim Palace is the most Instagrammable stately home in the UK with over 676,000 posts.
    • Chatsworth House and Kensington Palace are second and third most Instagrammable respectively.
    • Windsor Castle is the fourth most Instagrammable with a total of 393,000 posts.

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