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The incredibly heartfelt meaning behind Duchess Meghan’s new eternity ring has been revealed

Designed by Prince Harry, the ring has a very touching connection to their family.

While everyone had been busy talking about the changes Meghan had made to her engagement ring, the other new addition to her ring finger has larger flown under the radar.
First spotted on her ring finger during the Trooping the Colour parade at the beginning of June, snuggled beneath her wedding band and upgraded engagement ring, it was revealed the eternity ring was a gift to her from Harry as a wedding anniversary present, but apart from that details were sparse.
Now, it has been revealed to royal correspondent Omid Scobie for BAZAAR.com that just like the engagement ring, Harry designed the eternity ring himself, with the help of renowned jeweller Lorraine Schwartz.
As well as designer her engagement ring, Prince Harry reportedly designed her brand new eternity ring too. (Image: Getty)
If that wasn't touching enough, it was also revealed that the bespoke ring, which is made with conflict-free materials, has a very special connection to their new family, with Harry thoughtfully adding his, Meghan's and baby Archie's birthstones to the underside of the ring.
The three birthstones – sapphire for Harry, green peridot stone for Meghan and green emerald for Archie – all have their own meaning and significance, with sapphire believed to protect those close to you, peridots are said to bring power to the wearer, while emeralds are associated with love and rebirth.
"Meghan was touched," reveals a source who spoke to the news outlet.
"A lot of thought went into it."
Eagle-eyed fans also spotted changes to the Duchess of Sussex's engagement ring last month, noticing the gold band had been switched out for a micro-pavé one – a band paved with ultra-small diamonds.
Also designed by Prince Harry and crafted by Cleave and Company, the gorgeous ring features three diamonds – one from Botswana and two from Princess Diana's collection.
Swipe to reveal to see the before and after of her engagement ring and her brand new eternity ring.
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While the Duchess has understandably been largely out of the public eye since Archie's birth, she made a surprise, unannounced appearance at the Major League Baseball (MBL) London series game at Olympic Park in London at the weekend, accompanying Prince Harry who was there in support of the Invictus Games Foundation.
Ahead of the game the royal couple met with the two teams – The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox – where they were gifted two very adorable gifts from the teams.
In particular, the custom miniature Yankees jersey complete with the number 19 and Archie's name was clearly a winner, with the Duchess gasping when she was handed the cute present.
WATCH: See Duchess Meghan's surprised reaction to receiving a personalised gift for Archie. Story continues below…
Their appearance comes just days after it was officially announced that the Sussexes will be heading to a handful of countries in Africa for a royal tour in the British autumn (New Zealand's spring).
The couple are set to visit South Africa, with Prince Harry also making quick visits to Malawi, Angola and Botswana. The new parents also hinted that baby Archie will be heading along with them, writing it would be "their first official tour as a family", in the Instagram post announcing the news.
This will officially make Archie the youngest royal to embark on an international royal tour at just over five months old. His cousin, Prince George, now 5, was just eight months old when he visited Australia and New Zealand in 2014, just one month older than his father Prince William, who visited the same destinations when he was nine months old in 1983.
It's also been revealed that baby Archie is also set to be christened this week on Saturday July 6th, in an intimate ceremony that is reported to have less than 25 guests in attendance.