Princess Eugenie’s Friends Think Meghan Markle’s Engagement Ring Is Cheap?

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By Holly Nicol |

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A new story claiming Princess Eugenie’s friends think Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is “cheap” is completely false. Gossip Cop can correct this report, which can be found in one of this week’s tabloids. We’re told it’s “rubbish.”

According to Star, Princess Eugenie’s “blue-blood pals” have been “royally bratty” about Markle’s “cheap, American-style engagement ring.” A so-called “source” is quoted as telling the publication, “Eugenie’s snooty BFFs had been blabbing that Eugenie’s ring is worth twice what Meghan’s is.” The magazine goes on to maintain Princess Eugenie’s wedding band came with a “$140,000 price tag,” while the former “Suits” actress is “rocking a relatively simple 3.5-carat total weight ring.”

The outlet’s alleged “tattletale” supposedly adds, “Prince Harry superbly muzzled the smack talk, reminding one and all that no bling could ever outshine Meg’s unique design. Why? The center stone belonged to his one-of-a-kind beloved mum, Princess Diana, which makes Meghan’s ring priceless!”

If this story sounds like it doesn’t ring true, that’s because the article is “rubbish,” a royal insider tells Gossip Cop on the condition of anonymity. While there have been a slew of unconfirmed reports about the price of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring, close friends of the newly engaged royal do not think Markle’s ring is “cheap.” And, of course, the cost of Markle’s engagement ring is entirely irrelevant. Prince Harry designed the ring himself, using two diamonds from his late mother’s personal collection, which was decidedly not “American-style.” He clearly wanted the wedding band to be special, and the price of the ring has nothing to do with it. Its sentimental value is far more important and hardly makes it “cheap.”

On a side note, it’s worth pointing out that no legitimate royal “source” would refer to Princess Eugenie as just “Eugenie,” as the publication did throughout its fabricated article. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Gossip Cop has corrected an outlet for printing a bogus report about Princess Eugenie and her cousin Prince Harry’s bride-to-be. In January, for example, we busted the often disproven Woman’s Day when it falsely declared in a cover story that Princess Eugenie and Markle were in a “royal wedding showdown.”

In that tale, the tabloid wrongly claimed the princess wanted her wedding to be more “lavish” and “star-studded” than Markle’s. Much like that inaccurate and seemingly manufactured claim, this latest one about Princess Eugenie’s friends being “snooty” about the price of Markle’s engagement ring is similarly untrue. Perhaps it’s time these outlets stop taking “cheap” shots at Markle.

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