Just weeks after they met, Prince Harry convinced Ms Markle to join him on a trip to Botswana.
The ring is made up of a large diamond from Botswana - which holds special significance for the couple, as they've spent a lot of time there together over the a year ago.More news: Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations
"Now it's time to work as a team with you", she said as she turned to Prince Harry. The Suits star also said she's "very happy" about the engagement. It was acquired a few years later by Canadian fashion house and importer PYA, which is based in a north Toronto suburb.
Harry, 33, Queen Elizabeth's grandson and fifth-in-line to the British throne, and Markle, 36, best known for her role in the US TV legal drama Suits, got engaged this month at their cottage in London over a roast chicken dinner.
"It's incredible. obviously not being able to meet his mum, it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us", Markle said, turning to Harry as she spoke about the ring. Designed by Prince Harry himself, the engagement ring features diamonds not only of substantial monetary value, but also of invaluable sentimental value as it is a tribute to his beloved late mother, Princess Diana, experts told MONEY. Kate Middleton memorably became the Duchess of Cambridge when she married Prince William in 2011.
"Very first time we met", the prince said.More news: North Korean defector had 27cm parasitic worm in his stomach
Although the date, time and location are all still "TBC", the event has been provisionally set for May 10 (at 4.20pm, wahey) until May 12, 2018 - so clear your diaries.
"Our daughter has always been a kind and loving person", they said. "To see her union with Harry, who shares the same qualities, is a source of great joy for us as parents". "This ring is truly priceless with unmatched cultural significance", she said in an email.
After the duo made their first appearance since their announcement, with Markle unveiling her sparkling 2.5-carat cushion cut ring, speculation about where the wedding will take place began to spread.
Her parents Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland said in a statement they were "incredibly happy".More news: Bus conductor accused in Ryan murder case walks free from Gurgaon jail
Indeed, the stunning diamond ring is fit for the incoming member of the royal family. "His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment", the statement from November 2016 read, which confirmed the pair's relationship.