20 Times Meghan Markle Showed Off Her Bling

Madison Breaux | Jun 26, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Meghan Markle Showed Off Her Bling
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Where there's an engagement ... there's an engagement ring. When it comes to the royal family, however, the engagement rings tend to be, well, over-the-top and more extravagant than something we could ever imagine. When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton, he went for the sentimental factor and gave her his mother's iconic ring. And of course, Prince Harry followed suit. When Harry proposed to Meghan Markle, he offered her a ring that he designed himself (yes, himself) with diamonds from Botswana and some from Princess Diana's collection. So, yes, the ring is sentimental -- and oh, so gorgeous.

But, what did we expect? The royals always go above and beyond, and Meghan's engagement ring is no exception, that's for sure. But if the Botswana diamond and the stones from Princess Diana weren't enough, some sleuthy royal fans noticed that the Duchess of Sussex's ring looked a little bigger during this year's Trooping the Colour ceremony. And sure enough, it looks like Meghan added some pavé diamonds to the previously plain gold band. Naturally, Meghan caught some heat for this, but we say, why not? The woman just gave birth to a royal baby, so we say that she deserves a few extra diamonds on her wedding band. 

Even before this upgrade, Meghan's ring was impressive. Plus, we love a man who can design his own jewelry (take notes, gentlemen). So, because we'll never truly get enough of seeing this stone on the duchess's finger, here are 20 times Meghan couldn't help but show off her engagement ring.

  • Adorned With Henna

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    Now, we never would have even thought that Meghan's engagement ring could look good next to an intricate henna design, but you never know until you try, right? Who knew ... henna and diamonds are a match made in heaven.

  • A Delicate Touch

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    Just look at how delicately Meghan is holding on to her creamy blush clutch bag. Somehow it makes that gorgeous ring of hers pop even more.

  • Showing It Off at the Trooping

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    Sure -- the Trooping the Colour ceremony is in honor of Queen Elizabeth's birthday, but we have to say that Meghan's engagement ring was the star of the show in 2018. It was the duchess's first appearance at this celebration, and boy did she make a splash with that rock of hers.

  • Strategic Cheering

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    OK, Meghan ... we see how are you throwing your hands up there. She could have celebrated with her palms facing outwards, but instead, she was giving everyone the perfect view of her engagement ring.

  • A Little Wave

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    All it takes is a wave or a fix of the flyaways to show off the duchess's beautiful diamonds. With a ring as beautiful and bold as this one, it's no surprise that Meghan can't move her left hand without flaunting her most important piece of jewelry.

  • So, So Sweet

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    Even though Meghan is waving with her right hand, she's still putting that left hand on full display by gracefully draping it across her chest. Any way she can get that diamond to glisten in front of the cameras, she's going to do it!

  • Post-Wedding Glimmer

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    For her first appearance after the royal wedding, Meghan made sure to put her engagement ring front and center. Sure, she has her hands down, holding her clutch purse ... but notice how her left hand is over her right. Very, very sneaky, Meg.

  • Looks Good on Stage

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    Surprise, surprise ... Meghan's engagement ring also looks stellar underneath the spotlight. The duchess had to get up on stage during her and Harry's trip Down Under, and even from far away, the shine of the stone was unmistakable. 

  • So Much Ease

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    It's honestly kind of amazing how at ease Meghan looks when she's just gracefully flaunting her left hand all over the place. It must take a lot of skill to be able show off jewelry with so much stealth and class. You flaunt that rock, girl.

  • Thumps Up

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    Yes, Meghan ... that ring certainly is a thumps up! She was either giving someone in the crowd a little encouragement, or she was angling her hand just in the right spot so Queen Elizabeth had the best view of the rock herself.

  • The Wedding Wave

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    Now, of course Meghan had to flaunt that amazing stone of hers on her own wedding day! Honestly, is there any better day to do it? The main event was Meghan and Harry getting married, but the second most important thing that day was definitely the ring.

  • Hair in the Face

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    Uh oh ... Meghan's hair might not have been cooperating that night, but at least she had her beautiful ring on her finger to help make fixing her hair look glamorous.

  • Greeting Everyone

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    We just can't get over the way Meghan gently holds up her left arm when she was greeting these people for a royal engagement. Also, can we appreciate the woman on the right who is most definitely checking out the rock on Meghan's finger? Yeah, we don't blame her. 

  • Cradling the Bump

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    OK ... now what could be better? When Meghan was pregnant with baby Archie, she was all about cradling her bump when she went out in public. And it just so happened that she usually held her stomach with her left hand ... showing off two extremely important things.

  • Holding Gifts

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    Meghan and Harry receive a lot of gifts from fans who come to see them on their outings, and we're sure that the people that come love seeing the duchess holding their presents with the same hands that hold that amazing diamond ring.

  • Ring in the Sand

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    This was a time that we're sure Meghan was hoping that her ring was sized tight enough. The last thing this duchess wants is to lose her engagement ring in the sand on a beach of a foreign country. But that worry didn't stop her from swinging that left hand around. 

  • Can't Hold Back the Laughter

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    We find it awfully charming that Meghan's immediate reaction when she's giggling is to hold up her left hand. She looks absolutely adorable while giggling, and we get an amazing look at the ring that Harry designed for her. They don't call it the best of both worlds for nothing.

  • The Perfect Umbrella Accessory

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    OK, now this strategy is genius. What better way to show off a gorgeous piece of jewelry than to hold an umbrella with that hand?

  • She Strikes Again

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    Aaaand we have another stealthy fixing of the hair! Meghan could easily use her right hand for this, but nope ... she's going with her left hand for good reason. Why not show off some of the best jewels the world has ever seen??

  • The Hair Trend Continues

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    Well -- it looks like this is definitely Meghan's go-to way to flaunt her engagement ring. It's pretty genius, if you ask us. Flyaways? No problem ... just use it as an excuse to have everyone stare at the sparkling rock on your finger!

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