Babes Against Bullshit Royals

Babes Against Bullshit: The Engagement Ring Story With A Twist

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Aren’t the media and Meghan Markle’s PR teams marvellous? I can’t even fathom how the royal engagement rings of the wives of Princes William and Harry have anything to do with the drama the Sussexes have created to keep themselves relevant. It came to my attention earlier when I opened my YouTube account and saw that one of royal accounts I follow, According 2taz had posted an interesting video.

In it, Taz discussed how the media or Meghan’s PR teams have done a hatchet job on stories that came out almost eleven years ago about how Catherine Middleton, the now-Duchess of Cambridge came to have Princess Diana’s engagement ring. For the full thing, here’s the video:

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The Quick Rundown Of How Kate Ended Up With The Ring

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For those who don’t know the full story behind how Catherine ended up with the ring, let me give you a quick rundown.

When Princess Diana died in 1997, her sons were allowed to pick out pieces of her jewellery. William chose her favourite Cartier Tank watch while Harry got her infamous sapphire engagement ring.

Years later, William told his brother of his intentions to propose to Catherine during a trip to Kenya. Harry, having been friendly with his soon-to-be sister-in-law and having thought of her as a big sister gave Wills the ring as a show of good faith.

We now see the ring sitting proudly on Catherine’s finger all these years later. Before Meghan even entered the picture, Harry was close to his brother and sister-in-law to the point they were almost always together on engagements.

This was really nice to see that Harry supported his brother and his marriage. However, that changed that Meghan ‘fell’ into the picture. He stopped visiting William, Catherine, and their two oldest children, George and Charlotte. Louis had not been born at this time.

What Are The “New” Stories Saying?

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This is where the whole royal engagement rings thing gets weird. According to Taz, there has been a whole 360 reversal where it’s now reported or rather speculated that Harry didn’t willingly give up the piece of jewellery and that he was forced to. She’s right to question why this is suddenly coming up now.

The ring has been Catherine’s for literally years long before Meghan even entered the royal equation. It doesn’t take a genius to know that Megsy could’ve ended up with the piece of jewellery that belonged to her idol.

It’s no secret that she lied about not knowing much about the royal family. Her former best friend Ninaki Priddy has said that Meghan was OBSESSED with the BRF when they were growing up. Now, I cannot find where Taz found the stories but I believe her.

Honestly, Meghan would have probably changed the sapphire ring if she had it to her liking. She idolised her late mother-in-law. When she and Harry got married, she changed her engagement ring to the point it no longer resembled the one she was given.

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In the photo above, you can see the before and after to Meghan’s engagement ring. The third ring is an eternity band.

During the engagement interview, Harry was so proud of what he had created for his beloved. Meghan, however, is just going along for the ride, knowing she’s going to change it later.

Meghan’s Two Engagement Rings

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And for those people who have been living under a rock, Meghan was married before Harry. Her first husband was film producer Trevor Engelson whom she’d been with for a few years before their 2011 wedding and 2013 divorce.

If you look at Meghan’s engagement rings from both husbands, they look alike. It’s never been a secret that she has expensive tastes. Why did she have the ring Harry designed himself altered to look like the one given to her by Trevor? You know, the one along with the wedding ring that she mailed back to him via FedEx without so much as a word.

Here’s the thing that I don’t get. Why did Meghan have her engagement ring from Harry changed when she knows two of the diamonds were from Princess Diana’s collection? For someone that is a pathological liar and loves the late royal mother-of-two with an intensity that borders on obsession why not just be grateful? Oh, right. She doesn’t know what it means to be such a thing.

Now, I’m certain that Taz is right about how much Meghan loathes Catherine to the point that she’s probably whined to Harry and asked why he didn’t give her his mother’s engagement ring when he had it originally.

If the stories are true, then why is this coming out now? Meghan’s not stupid. She knew what the ring looked like and that Catherine had it. I wouldn’t put it past her to tell her PR team to make something up to make the Cambridges look bad. I’m sorry Sussex Squad but Markle does not love Harry. All she loves is the station he has been able to give her since they’ve been together.

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C.J. Hawkings has written for the now-defunct Entertainment website, Movie Pilot and the still functioning WhatCulture and ScreenRant. She now writes for FanSided and is loving it!

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