Meghan Markle Wears Princess Diana’s Ring That Symbolises Trust and Sympathy

Prince Harry and Megan Markle attended the Ripple of Hope Gala in New York City earlier this week, where they were honoured with the 2022 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex joined Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, Bill Russell, Michael Polsky, Brian Moynihan and Frank Baker as “exemplary leaders across government, business, advocacy, and entertainment who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to social change and worked to protect and advance equity, justice, and human rights,” according to the awards’ site.

Kerry Kennedy — who presented them with the award — praised them for “showing up” and revealed that the RFK Foundation was handing them their award for fighting racism within the royal family.

The Duchess of Sussex wore a white off-the-shoulder dress with a subtle center leg slit, accessorising with a particularly sentimental and symbolic ring – Princess Diana’s Asprey Aquamarine ring.

The striking aquamarine emerald cut cocktail ring features an aquamarine flanked by small solitaire diamonds – the eye-catching aquamarine was given to Princess Diana by her friend, Lucia Flecha de Lima, and created into a ring by Asprey in 1996.

Aquamarine is one of the most visually beautiful gemstones. With an enchanting pale blue colour, the ring was a perfect addition to Meghan’s Ripple of Hope Gala outfit and carries a great deal of sentiment with it – not only did it belong to Meghan’s late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, but the Duchess wore it as her “something blue” on her wedding day in 2018. 

Having been passed down to Meghan Markle from Harry, it’s interesting to know that the Aquamarine’s light blue colour symbolises feelings of sympathy, trust, and friendship – particularly ahead of the couple’s upcoming Netflix docuseries, which premieres today.

While the ring is no doubt priceless, if it were available to buy, it would be worth around £85,000.

Anabel Cooper

Anabel is a graduate of King’s College London and upon graduating, she set out on a journey to inspire and empower women through her words. Besides working as a digital marketing expert, Anabel is a freelance copywriter.