As the whole world knows by now, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry tied the knot this weekend. At the wedding, the newlyweds decided to continue an important royal tradition: a wedding band for the Suits actress made of Welsh gold, which Queen Elizabeth gave the bride as a gift.
This was probably the oldest and most significant tradition during a wedding that was largely progressive and modern.
According to the royal family website, the wedding rings of Queen Elizabeth; Princess Margaret; Princess Anne; Diana, Princess of Wales; Kate Middleton and now Markle are all made from the same nugget of Welsh gold, which came from a Welsh mine, Clogau St. David's at Bontddu.
Prince Harry, unlike his brother who decided against wearing a wedding band, went against the royal tradition, opting for a platinum wedding band with a textured finish, made by the same company.
With all this tradition and history passed on to Markle, it's is safe to say to she is truly welcomed into the family.