Prince Harry Has Reportedly Commissioned Engagement Ring
Could another royal wedding be on the cards?
Speculation is rife that Prince Harry is poised to pop the question to actress Meghan Markle and this latest piece of information makes us think the news could be legit.
Royal Jeweller, Harry Collins, has reportedly been commissioned to create an emerald and platinum engagement ring for the Prince.
The ring is said to be made from jewels that were originally set in a bracelet owned by his mother, the late Princess Diana.
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The 32-year-old has been dating Markle, 35, for a year and The Daily Star Sunday reports that he is set to propose with the cushion set emerald and platinum sparkler.
While royal courtships traditionally last two years, Harry is said to want to fast-track that timeline to ensure his grandfather, Prince Philip, will be there on his big day.
Philip, 96, has been of ill health recently, spending a couple of days in hospital last week. He also retired from official royal duties earlier in the year.
The engagement news comes as Prince Harry also admits he once "wanted out" of the royal family.
His confession follows his recent comments when he cast doubt that any of the royals "wants to be king or queen".
In an interview for the Mail on Sunday, the fifth in line to the throne said the time he spent in the Army - when he was "just Harry" - was "the best escape I've ever had" and he once considered giving up his title.
"I felt I wanted out but then decided to stay in and work out a role for myself," he said.
The Prince, who in recent years has dedicated much of his time to charitable causes including helping wounded veterans and mental health, said he and Prince William "don't want to be just a bunch of celebrities".
"We are incredibly passionate with our charities and they have been chosen because they are on the path shown to me by our mother," he said.
Prince Harry took the salute at the Beating Retreat ceremony in London this evening. pic.twitter.com/xpd45SHiDo— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 15, 2017
Harry caused a stir when he suggested to Newsweek magazine that no one in the royal family wants the throne.
"We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people," he said.
"Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I don't think so, but we will carry out our duties at the right time."