The 36-year-old actress will wed Prince Harry at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The couple's wedding bands were made by Cleave and Company, Kensington Palace said in a statement hours ahead of the much-anticipated wedding. The press release reads: "Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to have their wedding bands made. Ms. Markle's ring was made from a piece of Welsh gold, a gift from Her Majesty The Queen."
Prince Harry, on the other hand, will wear a ring made of platinum and will receive it together with his bride-to-be from his best man and brother Prince William. The statement continued: "Prince Harry's ring will be a piece of platinum […] Both rings were made in the Cleave manufacture. They will be brought to St George's Chapel on the wedding day by the Duke of Cambridge in his capacity as best man."
Harry's decision to wear the wedding ring is a decision against royal tradition. Prince William, on the other hand, deliberately decided not to wear a ring at his wedding to Duchess Catherine in 2011. Prince Philip, the princes' grandfather, had also decided against a wedding ring when he married Queen Elizabeth II in 1947. Prince Charles, however, wore a piece of jewelry as a symbol of marriage after his two marriages to Princess Diana and Duchess Camilla.