Kate chose a simple yet exquisite Welsh golden band to accompany the dazzling engagement ring that goes perfectly with the eye-popping sapphire rock. Sometimes the simple things stand out the most.
When it comes to the wedding ring, Kate and Meghan are very much alike. It’s William and Harry that make the difference. Meghan’s wedding ring is also made of Welsh gold, and unlike William, Harry wears a ring too.
How long does a couple wait before tying the knot? Well, there are no rules. Kate and William were dating on and off for more than six years before 'Waity Katie' was asked the big question. William proposed while the two were traveling in Africa.
For Harry and Meghan, it didn't take that long. Their first date was in July 2016, and by November 2017, the two were already engaged.
The Engagement Ring
Kate Middleton's engagement ring is one of the most famous rings in the world. It was given to the late Princess Diana when she got engaged to the then Prince Charles, and William decided to keep it as close as he could. He gave it to Kate when he proposed.
Harry, too, gave a Diana touch to his wife's engagement ring. He proposed with a golden band with two diamonds inherited from Diana and a center stone he brought back from Botswana, where the couple apparently fell for each other.
Kate respected the something borrowed, something blue tradition and the gorgeous tiara she wore on her wedding day was (it wasn't blue) borrowed. The late Queen Elizabeth received it as a gift for her 18th birthday, and she herself inherited it from her mother.
Meghan Merkel had to do the same, and she also borrowed her tiara from the late queen's collection. Meghan's tiara was initially Queen Mary's extraordinary piece.
Alongside the many professional craftsmen who take a significant part in one's wedding, the makeup artist is always one of the closest ones to the bride. Not in Kate Middleton's case. Kate attended a few Bobbi Brown classes as she insisted on doing her own makeup for her big day. How noble.
Daniel Martin, a close friend of Meghan Merkel, created her look for the wedding day. She asked for a natural look and insisted on having her freckles appear. She wanted to look (and be) herself.