Within the last eleven years, we’ve been lucky enough to experience two major royal weddings of the British royal family. Kate Middleton and Prince William said “I do” in 2011. Then Prince Harry met the love of his life, Meghan Markle, and they became husband and wife in 2018. The two weddings celebrating their unions were similar but also very different. After all, William and Kate will likely become King and Queen Consort one day, while Harry and Meghan have stepped away from their official duties as royals. Here are the differences you may have missed between the two royal weddings.
The Engagement Rings
The engagement ring that Prince William presented to Kate Middleton once belonged to William’s late mother, Princess Diana. Now valued at $400,000, the 12-carat ring features an oval blue sapphire with cut faces. It’s circled by stunning solitaire diamonds.
Meghan’s engagement ring also features jewels from Princess Diana’s collection, with two of her diamonds framing a center stone that Prince Harry purchased from Botswana, where the now-married couple first fell in love. Meghan’s engagement ring is worth an estimated $350,000.