Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not escape so easily from the publicity associated with a seemingly ordinary photo session for the magazine “Time”. The photos were scrutinized by internet detectives, royal family experts and body language specialists alike. Conclusions? Photographs tell us more than the interested parties themselves would probably like. This time, the press took care of Markle jewelery.
Meghan Markle and a ring from the Middle East
Time magazine announced the list of “100 Most Influential People in the World”, topped by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at the top of one of the six categories (icons). For the cover photo, the Duchess of Sussex posed in a white set with a set of jewelery on her hands. As calculated by the Daily Mail portal, the value of all Markle trinkets from the cover is … 384 thousand. dollars (about PLN 1.5 million). However, the hype surrounding jewelery is not focused on their price, but their origin.
Foreign media pay attention to the ring on the Duchess of Sussex’s little finger (its value is $ 62,000), which resembles the one from the Markle session for “Time” in October 2020. At the time, Page Six reported that the trinket was made of diamonds that the couple had received from an “anonymous donor in the Middle East”. Markle was quick to deny these reports, claiming that she had been loaned to her by a stylist for the photo shoot.
The ring on the little finger of Meghan Markle is controversial. photo: Instagram @Time
Why does the origin of a ring matter? Meghan and Harry are known for their humanitarian work, so Markle’s wearing jewelry that would have been obtained in inhumane conditions or donated by one of the leaders in human rights abuses raises many questions.