British Royal Family

Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring is DOUBLE the value of Meghan Markle’s

Two royal weddings in one year! Will this be a battle of the brides?

By Georgia Aspinall

Most of us can't expect to outshine Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding in May, but if anyone is coming close, it's Princess Eugenie and fiancé James Brooksbank.

If you haven't heard, THEY'RE ENGAGED. Not only are they getting married in the same venue, Windsor Castle (although it was Meghan and Harry's second choice), Eugenie's engagement ring is giving Meghan's a run for its money.

Don't get too excited though, Meghan's ring was still mega money.

According to Channel 4's Posh Pawn, Eugenie's ring is worth £100,000 ( nearly a whopping $176,000 Australian dollars), double the value of Meghan's three-diamond ring. The pink padparadsha sapphire is surrounded by diamonds and bares a striking resemblance to the ring her father, Prince Andrew, gave Sarah Ferguson in 1986.

Meghan's diamond ring is set on a gold band, and features a diamond from Botswana — a place close to each of their hearts following several trips there as a couple — and two side stones which were taken from Harry's mother, Diana's, personal collection.
Meghan's diamond ring is set on a gold band, and features a diamond from Botswana — a place close to each of their hearts following several trips there as a couple — and two side stones which were taken from Harry's mother, Diana's, personal collection.
Eugenie's engagement ring (L) bares a striking resemblance to her mother's (R). When Prince Andrew became engaged to Sarah Ferguson in 1986, he gave her a large oval ruby ring set in 10 drop diamonds on a yellow and white gold band.
Eugenie's engagement ring (L) bares a striking resemblance to her mother's (R). When Prince Andrew became engaged to Sarah Ferguson in 1986, he gave her a large oval ruby ring set in 10 drop diamonds on a yellow and white gold band.

The centre oval gemstone is not only in the same taste as her mother, but also Princess Diana's engagement ring too. Deborah Papas, from Prestige Pawnbrokers, told The Sun:

"It is a padparadscha sapphire surrounded by ten brilliant cut diamonds and two pear cut diamonds to give an edge to the standard classic cluster."

"This beautiful gem is considered amongst the rarest and most valuable of all the corundum varieties."

Well, we wouldn't expect anything less from a royal engagement. Both weddings will surely be a spectacle, with a lot of people probably wondering what's going on with Princess Beatrice, who everyone has suddenly taken interest in.

We'll be more focused on the dresses, Meghan's designs have already been leaked- it's only a matter of time until the words out about Eugenie's.

This article first appeared on Grazia UK.