Love & Courage!
It peaks my curiosity and pride to watch the very public love of Prince Harry and his stunning bride to be Megan Markle blossom to full fruition. Wow, what a fairytale come true! This is my personal view, as a bi-racial American artist and woman. From what I have read Prince Harry is the most down to earth, generous, funny and cool living royal on the planet, not falling far from the tree of his late mum Princess Diana. Yes, he had his bad boy days, which made us love him even more! The story of his pairing with the beautiful, talented and smart Ms Markle and their subsequent engagement, could not have been written more perfectly. The tale is complete with dark Shakespearean turns, where Megan had to pass through a vicious hazing by the media and some of the Prince’s loyal subjects and hangers-on. These turn of events have been observed to stem from, racism, sexism and protectionism. How dare this non-white upstart of an American actress be set to marry the favourite royal upstart? It just isn’t done! But the world’s favourite Prince is just that, for a very good reason. He seems to have the golden heart of his equally beloved mother Princess Diana, and those hazing days are hopefully slowly fading to a distant distasteful memory. Megan is slowly being accepted by a warming public, on the arm of her heroic determined betrothed. So, Romantic! Now, let’s get to the engagement ring! After all, this column is dedicated to the love of gemstone jewellery, in addition to the love of mystery, courage and love!
An Engagement Ring befitting a Princess
According to Wiki, ‘Megan’s engagement to Prince Harry was announced on November 27, 2017. By then, she had met Queen Elizabeth II, Harry’s paternal grandmother, several times. The engagement announcement prompted much comment about the possible social significance (or insignificance) of Markle becoming a proudly mixed-race royal.
The bespoke engagement ring given by Harry to Markle consists of a large central diamond from Botswana, with two smaller diamonds from the jewellery collection of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales… Markle will be baptised and confirmed into the Church of England before the wedding on May 19, 2018, at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. After the engagement, Markle began the years-long process of becoming a British citizen. According to some sources, she will also retain her US citizenship but Kensington Palace indicated in late November 2017 that the decision had not yet been made. After the wedding, they will live at Nottingham Cottage in London, on the grounds of Kensington Palace. ‘
Ms Markle will retire from acting and pursue her humanitarian efforts. We here at Rocks & Co. wish Prince Harry & Megan Markle all of the happiness in the world!