The stunning new diamond eternity band that Meghan Markle was seen sporting at her second appearance at the annual Trooping of the Colour Parade is not a push present from her husband Prince Harry, reported People Magazine. Rather, it was a gift for an equally important milestone shared by the couple.
Much ado was made about the gorgeous ring that the Duchess of Sussex was seen sporting on her hand as she waved to the crowd alongside her handsome husband for the event which celebrates the birthday of the ruling monarch, Queen Elizabeth. The couple was seated in a royal carriage alongside the wife of Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and Prince William’s wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
People Magazine reported that the ring, which contains diamonds that go around the entire circumference of the band, is a symbol of Prince Harry’s love for his wife in celebration of their first anniversary. She was seen wearing the ring underneath her engagement ring and gold wedding band on her left hand.
Markle’s appearance at Trooping the Colour was the first royal event she attended since the birth of the couple’s first son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, who was born on May 6. The Inquisitr previously reported that the Duchess of Sussex would be taking extended maternity leave following the birth of her first child, which will reportedly run through the end of the summer.
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Today The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined The Queen and members of The Royal Family at the annual Trooping the Colour, to celebrate Her Majesty’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour orginated from traditional preparations for battle and has commemorated the birthday of the sovereign for more than 250 years. In the 18th century, guards from the royal palaces regularly assembled to “troop" colours or flags down the rank, so they could be seen and recognised by the soldiers. In 1748, it was announced this parade would also mark the Sovereign’s official birthday. Trooping the Colour is performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies for The Queen’s birthday parade, allowing them to pay a personal tribute to Her Majesty. Today over 1400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians came together on Horse Guards Parade in London in a great display of military precision, horsemanship and fanfare. The parade concludes with a 41-gun salute fired by The King’s Troop, following which The Queen leads members of The Royal Family back to the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Royal Air Force flypast display. Photos credit: PA
Markle was noticeably absent from the pomp and pageantry surrounding President Donald Trump’s visit to the United Kingdom.
The Daily Express reported that royal commentator Robert Hardman noted Markle could have created a potential issue for the royal family if she took time off of her maternity leave to meet with the president of the United States and did not meet with other charities or obligations which might have been canceled due to her scheduled time off.
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A sneak peek of the State Banquet table in the Buckingham Palace Ballroom. The final finishing touches will be added shortly before The Queen welcomes the President of the United States @realdonaldtrump, the First Lady @flotus, members of the Royal Family and around 170 guests to celebrate the #USStateVisit. Swipe ⬅️ to see #behindthescenes photos of the Footman’s team and Royal Florists transforming the Ballroom and setting the table earlier today.
“The problem with anything royal is you set a precedent,” said Hardman. “If you suddenly come out of maternity leave to attend a dinner for the President of the United States and this charity or another event may be offended you are not there.”
In an interview, Markle once commented during the 2016 presidential campaign while still living in the United States that she would move to Canada if Trump was elected. In response, Mr. Trump implied that the former Suits star was “nasty.” He would later retract that comment and explain that he didn’t think the Duchess of Sussex was nasty, rather only referring to what she said about him.
Did Donald Trump really call the Duchess of Sussex 'nasty'?
He clarifies his comment and says 'I think she's doing very well'.
He adds Prince Harry was 'a terrific guy' and 'couldn't have been nicer'. pic.twitter.com/ARwcyheeiv
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) June 5, 2019
“I didn’t know that she said anything bad about me, it sounds like she did, and that’s OK, join the crowd,” said Trump to Piers Morgan in an interview taped prior to his trip across the pond.
He then stated, “essentially I didn’t know she was nasty about me.”
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry celebrated their first anniversary on May 19.