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Why Isn’t Meghan Markle Wearing Her Engagement Ring On The South Africa Royal Tour?

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Sep. 24 2019, Updated 6:10 p.m. ET

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During the second day of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's royal tour in South Africa, eagle-eyed fans noticed one special piece of jewelry that was missing from the Duchess' ensemble — her engagement ring!

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Meghan, 38, looked casual but trendy while she and Harry, 35, stepped out to visit Monwabisi Beach, where they learned more about the work of “Waves for Change.” The non-government organization uses surfing with evidence-based mind and body therapy to provide a child-friendly mental health service to vulnerable kids living in challenging communities.

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The former Suits star opted to wear a Madewell denim jacket with a white collared shirt and black jeans. She finished off her look brown loafers and kept her dark brown locks in a low ponytail.

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People were quick to notice that Meghan was not wearing her iconic wedding bands. A source told HELLO! that the mother-of-one is trying to stay “low-key” while she meets people throughout the tour.

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As fans know, Meghan’s famous ring features a cushion-cut center stone from Botswana and is surrounded by two round-cut diamonds from Harry’s mother Princess Diana's personal collection. She also wears a simple gold wedding band.

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Earlier this year, the Prince worked with New York-based jeweler Lorraine Schwartz to create a diamond eternity ring for Meghan in honor of their one-year wedding anniversary and the birth of their four-month-old son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor—who was born in May.

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While the brunette usually wears all three rings—her engagement ring, wedding band, and eternity ring—together, it’s unlikely she will be wearing them at any point during her royal trip. Instead she has been rocking her gold wedding band and a dainty blue stone Jennifer Meyer ring.

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On Monday, September 23, Meghan and Harry were spotted at The Justice Desk initiative in Cape Town’s Nyanga township, where the Duchess of Sussex gave a powerful speech about fighting against gender-based violence. Later, they visited the District 6 museum.

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After learning about Waves for Change on Tuesday, September 24, the couple visited the Auwal Mosque for Heritage Day.

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While attending a reception for young people at the Residence of the British High Commissioner in the evening, Meghan wore a striped brown maxi dress designed by Martin Grant. She previously wore the dress during a visit to Bondi Beach in Australia on her last royal tour with Harry in October 2018.

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The day before, Meghan repeated another outfit when she wore a blue Veronica Beard dress that she originally wore when she was in Tonga.

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What do you think of Meghan not wearing her engagement ring? Let us know in the comments below!

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