Meghan Markle's maternity leave—while wonderful and deserved for the Duchess of Sussex and baby Archie—has been tough on royal fashion fans, since we don't get to see her out and about on official business. So what are we to do? Notice even the smallest, most subtle aspects of her outfits from the few times she has stepped out in public since Archie's birth.
The duchess last appeared in public during Trooping the Colour celebrations earlier this month, wearing a custom navy look by her wedding dress designer, Givenchy's Clare Waight Keller. People quickly spotted a new eternity ring on Markle's left ring finger that was later revealed to be an anniversary gift from Prince Harry. But that's not the only change to her ever-strong accessories game.
Over the weekend fans began pointing out that the band of her engagement ring has been upgraded to include pavé diamonds along the once plain gold band. Check out the new look of the ring here.
And here's how it looked on the day Markle and Harry announced their engagement in 2017, with the plain gold band.
And here it is in January of this year, when she was on an official engagement, pre–pavé diamonds.
We know that Prince Harry originally designed the ring for Markle with a diamond from Botswana in the center and two smaller jewels from Princess Diana's personal collection on either side. "The little diamonds on either side are from my mother's jewelry collection to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together," he said during the couple's first interview together after their engagement.
"I think everything about Harry's thoughtfulness and the inclusion of [Diana's stones] and, obviously, not being able to meet his mom—it's so important to me to know that she's a part of this with us," Markle said at the time. "It's incredibly special to be able to have this, which sort of links where [Harry comes] from and Botswana, which is important to us. It's perfect."
No word on what prompted the new design—but we love the subtle upgrade.
Originally Appeared on Glamour