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Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Princess Diana, and the Queen’s wedding rings have the same secret meaning

October 07, 2020 – 10:06 am BSTBridie Wilkins

Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, the Queen and Princess DianaThe wedding rings may seem understated when compared to their lavish engagement rings, but they all have one significant resemblance: They are made of Welsh gold.

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The royal family has been choosing this rarest and most expensive type of gold in the world for almost 200 years.

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The Queen received 36 kg of gold from the Royal British Legion in the 1980s, which is believed to have been used on part of Sarah, Duchess of York ‘s tape, as well Sophie, the Countess of Wessex‘s.

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On Her Majesty’s 60th birthday, she received an additional 1kg from the Gwynfynydd gold mine, which was likely used for the Duchess of Sussex and Cambridge rings, although this has not yet been confirmed.

Kate Middleton wedding ring

Kate Middleton’s wedding ring and engagement ring

When the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge married in 2011, St. James’s Palace issued a statement that read: “The wedding ring Catherine Middleton will wear is made of Welsh gold. The gold was given to Prince William by the Queen shortly after the couple It has been in the family’s possession for several years and is in the care of the royal jewelers. There are no further details as to which mine the gold was obtained from. “

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Meghan Markle wedding ring

Meghan Markle’s wedding ring

Kensington Palace also confirmed that Meghan’s ring was “made from a piece of Welsh gold and given to the Queen by Her Majesty.”

the queen wedding ring

The Queen’s wedding and engagement ring

The Queen, who will celebrate her 73rd wedding anniversary with Prince Philip on November 20, 2020, has the same simple gold style. Royal expert and biographer Ingrid Seward wrote in her new book Prince Philip: A Portrait of the Duke of Edinburgh: “At least Philip didn’t have the cost of a wedding ring, as the people of Wales provided a nugget of Welsh gold. The ring was made. She takes it never off. ”

Princess Diana wedding ring

Princess Diana’s wedding ring and engagement ring

To be precise, the Queen’s gold is said to have come from the Clogau mine in Snowdonia, where Princess Diana‘s gold was also procured for her band.

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