Princess Beatrice’s engagement ring is allegedly worth more than Duchess Meg’s

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Princess Beatrice and Edoardo “Edo” Mapelli Mozzi are engaged after dating for about a year. That’s pretty fast for royals – the Queen tells her grandchildren that they should really date for years (and even cohabitate) before deciding to get married. But Beatrice and Edo were on the fast-track almost immediately. I always thought that they went so fast because Beatrice really wanted to have a boyfriend for her sister’s wedding, and then it just kept escalating from there. Six months into the relationship, the Yorks were already pushing engagement stories to the tabloids. It would have been enough to scare off many dudes, but Edo stuck with Beatrice. Their families are reportedly very close, and Fergie reportedly adores Edo. She posted this after the engagement was announced:

So… that’s nice, I guess. There’s already a conversation about when and where the wedding will be held. We know it will be next year, and my guess is a spring wedding – maybe something in April or May, although I’m sure Prince Andrew will want it sooner (so he can change the subject all that sooner). Before the engagement was announced, there was this story about how Beatrice and Edo might marry in Italy, where Edo’s family owns a home, I think. There’s also talk about how they might just get married in Windsor like everybody else. My guess: a formal wedding in Windsor and then a week later, another reception or wedding in Italy.

As for Beatrice’s engagement ring, The Sun did a story about how the ring was designed by Shaun Leane of Mayfair and the ring could cost “£300,000, double the value of Meghan Markle’s according to jewellery experts.” Except it’s just a two to three carat diamond with two side stones and another jewelry expert estimates the cost of the ring at around $40,000, maybe more depending on the quality of the diamonds. My estimate for the ring is that it probably set Edo back maybe $50K-70K, if that. But it’s interesting that Beatrice’s engagement stuff is being embiggened to be “better” than Meghan’s.

One final note: Look again at what Beatrice wore to Ellie Goulding’s wedding. I have a feeling that Beatrice’s wedding gown is going to be a complete mess.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    Baguette diamonds tho. BAGUETTES?

    • JC says:

      I love baguettes. There are several in my wedding ring. Is this a problem?

    • InVain says:

      To each their own, that’s why so many options exist. But I’d rake baguettes over a halo ANY DAY.

      • sequinedheart says:

        ditto. Baguettes are far classier than the common old halo.
        And also – gosh I sound like an engagement ring grinch today – I really don’t care for this ring. It’s not terrible, it’s just so damn plain and boring. So sad, I look forward to a big engagement announcement. Anyways…. it’s just meh. But I do like Beattie and I am happy for her.

  2. Maria says:

    Not a fan of horizontal baguettes but it’s okay. Meghan’s engagement ring remains my favorite in the British Royal Family, then the Queen’s, then Camilla’s. The rest I can take or leave except for Zara’s which is hideous.

    • Erinn says:

      The queen’s ring is truly beautiful. I think Zara’s just looks so … basic? I mean, if it matches her taste in jewelry that’s great because that’s all that really matters. But it just looks like any other ring you’d see at a jewelry shop. I’m a big fan of Meg’s ring, and I think Eugenie’s was absolutely stunning – I like colored stones, especially ones that you don’t see as often in engagement jewelry.

      I don’t dislike this ring. The stones are stunning. It’s not what I would choose, but it’s a pretty ring and I think it’s classic enough but with a small twist with the baguettes.

  3. Holly says:

    Meghan’s is priceless due to Diana’s diamonds in them. A remake would be around 200-250k but not truly the same.

  4. Aurora says:

    I always felt bad for Kate having to wear that hideous sapphire ring. Will really couldn’t be bothered to personalize it to her style or tastes. He just took his mom’s ring and was like “Here ya go!”

    • scottiegal says:

      She wanted that Big Blue ring. She waited almost ten years for it.

    • Catherine says:

      Girl. That ring is DIANA. PW and PH both wanted KM to wear it, they said “the future queen of England should wear this ring” because their mom was robbed of the chance

      • Maria says:

        I’ve read conflicting stories as to how William got that ring from Harry honestly.

      • Julianne says:

        IKR! That ring is iconic at this point. I remember an interview w/William talking about how nervous he was about losing it while he was carrying it around before he actually proposed to her.

        They really can’t put a monetary value on Megs ring because of the Diana stone in it. Honestly!

        That said I do love Bea’s ring. Yes it’s a classic design BUT the proportions are perfect and that’s what makes this ring IMHO.

      • himmiefan says:

        But did the bride herself want it?

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Didn’t Diana only choose Big Blue because it was the priciest/most extravagant looking ring? By all accounts it sounded like she didn’t care for it.

        Also, Will’s story about proposing was apparently just like a friend who got engaged before him, so…

      • Nic919 says:

        Diana went for the gaudiest ring in the jeweller’s catalogue and ultimately the fairy tale wedding turned sour. She didn’t even wear the ring as much as Kate does so I have always found it weird that William would want to give his fiancé the symbol of a broken marriage with something Diana herself didn’t like that much.

    • Becks1 says:

      Don’t feel bad for her. She wanted that ring.

      Personally, I always thought it was a little weird, and I would have either kept the ring for a daughter (so give it to Charlotte when she turns 21 or something), or I would have had it remade into a pendant or brooch.

    • Rhys says:

      I like the Diana’s ring! It is unusual and classic at the same time. I love the color. So many brides have the same boring white diamond with a couple of smaller diamonds around it. Same with Bea’s ring – just another typical setting you get at any Macy’s store.

    • Rocķy says:

      It was the 80s jewellery was BIG. The bigger the better

  5. Harla says:

    This ring reminds me very much of the Queen’s engagement ring. I believe that Beatrice has a close relationship with her grandmother so this design is a sweet nod to that.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      I’ll give you odds Bea does something similar to Victoria’s wedding gown to curry Granny’s favor as well. Something additional to “cement” her “blood princess” crap. Whether it is her idea or Freeloader’s or Pedo’s.

      It will be interesting to see…..

  6. Valiantly Varnished says:

    Well if they want to make it a competition Meghan’s ring has diamonds in it from Princess Diana’s collection. So…she wins.

    • himmiefan says:

      The comparison with Meghan’s is so tacky, tacky, tacky and completely uncalled for, which makes me think the older Yorks are behind the story. Criticizing them, not you.

      • Valiantly Varnished says:

        Oh no I agree. This has Fergie’s classless hands all over it. But if she wants to make it a competition the fact that Meghan is walking around with Diana’s stones in her ring hives her an automatic win.

      • Becks1 says:

        And that’s what’s so sad. To the extent this is a “competition” its between Fergie/Andrew and the press coverage of H&M. harry is the son of the future king, brother of the future king, son of an iconic and tragic princess. The coverage for Harry and his wife would ALWAYS eclipse the York princesses. Factor in that Meghan has a lot of star power on her own, and is actually just really good* at being a royal, and its just sad to try to compete. And I don’t think that’s Bea and Eugenie, I think that’s the parents.

        *To give them some credit, I actually think Bea and Eugenie would have been good as working royals as well. I understand the whole “slimming the monarchy”, but I feel like those two would outwork Kate with their eyes closed if they were full time royals.

      • noway says:

        You do know not all stories are pushed by someone. This is kind of a basic story for the tabs. Since Edo is extremely wealthy personally, I think they are just showing off his personal wealth. What a good catch kind of thing. As wealth for the spouse is supposedly a good thing to some. Don’t worry when Fergie gets a chance to push her narrative you will know. It will be much more than this kind of story.

  7. Shana says:

    Why are they comparing this stupid ring to Meghan’s? Why does it matter? The greatest gift Meghan has is her husband’s unconditional love, adoration and willingness to stand by her despite his toxic family’s attacks. You can’t put a price on that. Who cares about your stupid ring and your expedited engagement to some rando, Beatrice?

    • Nikki* says:

      So much emphasis is put on the monetary value of one’s engagement ring now, and also the “staging” of the proposal. It’s like a competition to see how “romantic”, over-the-top, or creative a proposal can be: a public competition for bragging rights. I find it crass and thirsty.

      • Chaine says:

        I so agree Everything has to be a performance and you have to outdo the one before you. It must be really exhausting.

    • Amy says:

      Re: expedited engagement – they’ve been dating (supposedly) for 11 months. M+H didn’t date for much longer than that before getting engaged (and most of that was long distance)…

    • Wow, it’s as if this woman did something personal? I think it’s tacky when anyone starts comparing the cost of jewelry like it’s a barometer of love, but Bea (and her sister) have been the butt since birth simply because their parents are gross.
      But stupid ring, expedited engagement and Rando???

    • himmiefan says:

      Because the older Yorks are hopelessly tacky people.

  8. Jadedone says:

    Am I the only one who thinks $300k or even $75k for a ring is crazy? A decent car wouldn’t even cost $75k

  9. Catherine says:

    It’s a direct replica of the Queen’s engagement ring…..(well side stones are slightly different) but still. I see this as a FLEX, she’s a blood princess unlike KM and MM and this is her first REMINDER of that fact. I predict a full-on Westminster wedding with either the York tiara (the Queen had tiaras made for Fergie and Sophie and GIFTED them to those brides, KM and MM had to borrow and return, as did princess E) or she will borrow one of TQ’s major tiaras. THERE WILL BE DRAMA! I can’t wait

    • RedRoyal says:

      I don’t think she will have a wedding at Westminster.

    • Maria says:

      The wedding tiaras that Elizabeth II chooses to give out are “loaned” to these women but they are life loans until death/change in station/divorce. They aren’t returned after the wedding, as far as I know.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Maria – I have read that the Queen does not believe in sharing tiaras. So once we see someone in a tiara, that’s theirs for the duration, even if it is still a “loan”. Like we are never going to see Meghan in the lotus tiara. And that goes double for the wedding tiaras – never loaned to anyone else but also never worn again. Like we are never going to see Kate in the cartier halo tiara again. (which is a shame, bc that’s lovely.)

        That last point isn’t true for Sophie or Fergie, but their tiaras were gifted to them, and Kate and Meghan’s were not.

      • Maria says:

        I don’t think it’s that the tiaras at weddings are never worn again, it’s just that Kate *is* the most senior of the young royal women as Princess William so she gets more options. I believe the Halo Scroll tiara is constantly in exhibits by Cartier and Kate, like the rest of the royal women who have worn it or owned it, probably just opts for larger ones that are at her disposal. Kate’s coat of arms includes the acorn and her wedding earrings combined both dangling acorns and scrolls inspired by the tiara so I’m wondering if we’ll see it again.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Maria – good point. It could just be that it seems that they don’t re-wear their royal tiaras, but Zara and Eugenie don’t have reason to, and Kate has other options. But I do wish Kate would, the cartier tiara is so pretty.

      • Lady D says:

        “Like we are never going to see Kate in the cartier halo tiara again. ” Sooner or later, Kate’s going to get her hands on that jewelry vault. We might see it again, or Camilla might hand them out on request. She seems laid back and enjoys the big bling, I can’t wait to see what she does with the family jewels.

      • notasugarhere says:

        She does tend to do lifetime loans. So Cartier, Palm, and Lover’s Knot won’t be seen on anyone but Kate. Queen Mary’s Bandeau won’t be seen on anyone but Meghan. Sophie’s terrible wedding tiara and the aquamarine bow one won’t be seen on anyone else. Sophie’s third tiara, the convertible necklace one, is her private property (wedding or anniversary gift).

        I expected Eugenie to wear her mother’s tiara and was surprised by the emerald one. Now we wait to see if Beatrice follows that lead. Queen Mary’s lozenge hasn’t been seen in years, and that was one speculated about for Meghan. They have three fringe tiaras, one of which hasn’t been seen in years (the Adelaide one). That could be a choice for Beatrice. The Adelaide fringe is the shortest in height but longest in circumference, which makes it tricky to wear with modern hairstyles.

        There’s also the turquoise one Margaret use to have. I don’t remember that one going up for auction after her death. My guess is it was returned to the BRF at some point prior.

    • Amy says:

      I hope you’re right and we see the York tiara, it’s stunning!

    • Becks1 says:

      I don’t think the wedding will be at Westminster, but I agree with everything else. I don’t think Bea is going to go for something as “understated” as Eugenie’s two-day affair. That was just a warm up. If its not the York tiara (which I think is very pretty) its going to be one of the big guns, OR a tiara we haven’t seen in decades (Strathmore rose, perhaps?)

      this is the oldest granddaughter of the queen, the last royal wedding in Britain for some time, and Andrew and Fergie are AWs who are desperate to deflect from their own personal, um, scandals, to put it mildly. This is going to be a big one people.

      • himmiefan says:

        I have a feeling poor Bea will have no say in how big the wedding will be.

      • Becks1 says:

        @Jan – ack!!! You are right. No clue how I forgot about her LOLOL

      • Becks1 says:

        @himmie – no, Bea has no say lol. So it will be HUGE!!!!!

        (I will fully admit my mistake if its closer to Zara’s wedding. WHO I FORGOT ABOUT. I’m so embarrassed.)

      • notasugarhere says:

        A month ago they were outed as looking at a site in Italy, Villa Cetinale. Destination wedding, destination reception, or a big engagement party?

        BayTampaBay shared that estate belongs to Rose Who’s brother-in-law, Ned Lambton (her sister Marina’s husband).

    • Mignionette says:

      I’m predicting a Windsor wedding with a lot of nods to Meg’s style touches i.e. non traditional cake, plebs in the gardens, live singers and at least 10 flower girls and pages (one of which will be Edo’s son).

      I am also predicting that there will be A LOT of show biz and political types. Calling it now with the Kushner’s and a smattering of Aristo’s and pop starts to even things out.

      Expect lots of negative press surrounding Meg and Beatrice so Beatrice and Edo can stay relevant also.

  10. Bookworm says:

    I like it. It really is very reminiscent of the style of the Queen’s ring.

  11. BayTampaBay says:

    Edo seems to have pretty good taste. Hopefully he will be able to guide Beatrice in her fashion styling. Continental European men are better at this kind of thing than their Yank and British counterparts.

  12. weezle says:

    That ring is beautiful. I appreciate that others don’t like it, but it is almost the perfect ring for me.

  13. aquarius64 says:

    Meghan has Diana’s diamonds. I smell a York behind this story.

  14. TheOriginalMia says:

    Who cares how much their rings cost? It’s not a competition. Harry designed Meghan’s ring according to her style and with diamonds from his late mother. Its cost doesn’t matter. It’s the sentimentality of it. Edo designed/chose Beatrice’s according to what she likes. Jeez. The paps are just desperate to make everything a diss/snub/response to or against the Sussexes.

  15. Rogue says:

    I know her name is clickbait right now so that’s why she’s included in royal stories that have nothing to do with her but by all these headlines make it seem like Meghan is the most important person and the standard to be measured against in the royal family. It’s quite funny actually.

    Nice engagement photos (some of the black and white ones are really striking but doubt they will be called too Hollywood lol) and best of luck to the happy couple!

  16. Becks1 says:

    I really like the ring. Baguettes aren’t my favorite, but they look pretty here and that center stone is gorgeous.

    I have no idea if it costs more than Meghan’s – that seems unlikely, but does it even matter? It’s such a weird storyline to push.

  17. notasugarhere says:

    One of Fergie’s best fashion moments was her wedding. Her designer, Lindka Cierach, was able to get rid of almost all OTT 80s elements Fergie wanted. The puff sleeves topped with bows and the giant bow on the back are the bits that needed a rethink. They must all like the bow, because Eugenie had a deconstructed bow on her dress in homage to her mum.

    If Beatrice chooses a good designer (Elie Saab, please, Elie Saab) and listens to them? She has a chance.

    • Becks1 says:

      I hope Beatrice chooses a good designer. Eugenie surprised me with her whole wedding look, she looked really lovely overall. So maybe Beatrice will be the same.

    • Eliza says:

      I think Elie Saab would be amazing (look what it did for Steph of Lux who looks disheveled 99% of the time) but most likely it’ll be British. Then again Eugenie had Zac Posen design.

      • notasugarhere says:

        Stephanie looked her best at both of their weddings, the civil and church ones. Everything else has been downhill.

        Eugenie’s reception dress was Posen. Her wedding dress was Peter Pilotto, London based but he’s Austrian/Italian.

  18. Eliza says:

    Meghan’s ring probably out of pocket cost less because 2 of the diamonds were already owned. But the overall value of Meghan’s is probably more.

    But I hope she gets a gem stone tiara loaned from granny for her wedding. Sapphire would look nice with her eyes.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      The two smaller diamonds, being Diana’s, BOOSTED the cost of what would have been an ordinary ring (cost wise). Those two stones are what makes the value go up by a couple of hundred of thousands of pounds.

  19. kerwood says:

    It seems like the royal family doesn’t exist without the Duchess of Sussex. Does anyone really care how much Beatrice’s ring cost? We know it costs a lot. Seems like the York girls have a real chip on their shoulders about the Duchess of Sussex. Or maybe it’s their pedo Daddy and grifter Mummy?

    • himmiefan says:

      Exactly. Let’s see, the Daily Mail will say that Meghan is desperate to get pregnant soon so she can steal Bea’s thunder on her wedding day.

  20. I hope she does the whole WIndsor wedding (minus the two day carnival) down to the carriage ride! Of course I also hope Edward gives her away because her old man is in jail.

    Point being, these girls have been shat on their entire lives ( yes from immense privilege) for not being conventionally attractive and having crap parents. Eugenie had a lovely wedding and I hope Bea gets the day she has dreamed of and wish them both the very best.

  21. Megs283 says:

    “I know what a mother feels so I have tears of joy.” Was that written by an alien or possibly a robot? I know what a human thinks so I am very confused.

  22. The Recluse says:

    That is one fugly outfit in those pics. Just awful.

  23. Lowrider says:

    Meghan’s name is being used for click bait.

    The tabloids could have compared Beatrice’s ring to Eugenie’s but no one would care.

  24. katebush says:

    its a nice ring i like baguettes, but i much prefer Meg’s ring out of all the royal engagement rings.

  25. Amelie says:

    This just reads as the Yorks trying to be petty towards Meghan and Harry because Meghan revealed she was pregnant a few days after Eugenie’s wedding, therefore “stealing Eugenie’s thunder” so they are doing everything to make everyone pay attention to Beatrice who nobody really cares about. It’s not as if Meghan could hide it much longer, it was pretty obvious she was pregnant at Eugenie’s wedding. Then she and Harry headed off on their 2 week trip Down Under and they had to announce it because she was going to be front and center with her obvious baby bump and abstaining from alcohol so at least they waited until after the wedding.

    • Carol says:

      Beatrice now has to deal with a pedo for a father and a mother who takes knowingly money from pedos. There’s no competition. Her parents are far worse than the Thomas & Samantha Markle could ever be.

  26. Carol says:

    She can compete with Duchess Meghan all she wants. Meghan will always have Thomas Markle & his deplorable children, while Beatrice has a pedophile for a father (and a mother who accepts money from pedos) – who’s banned in 12 countries. Suddenly, Meghan’s family is looking a lot better, LOL.

    • Le4Frimaire says:

      Seriously is he really banned? Never heard that. Bea really should be able to style and dress herself better than she does. Almost hoping he picks out her dress for her.

  27. Nightsky says:

    Poor Bea inherited her mother’s atrocious fashion sense. Every single thing she wears is fug fug fug. And those unflattering fascinators and her shitty shoe and bag game, shudder. The ring isn’t bad but she should have sprung for a nice manicure. I bet Randy Andy is thrilled about the distraction, er, engagement.

  28. Gen says:

    Meghan is def being used for clickbait here. There is no comparison between the rings.