The story behind Prince Harry's mysterious new ring

Olivia Morris
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

It’s no secret Prince Harry likes to rock a few accessories, including a silver bracelet in memory of his mother, Princess Diana, and of course, his wedding ring.

However it seems since the Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Australia on Monday, Harry has added to his jewellery collection.

Since the beginning of his first international tour with his wife Meghan Markle, Harry has been seen wearing a black ring on his right hand.

Prince Harry has been wearing a new ring on his right hand since he touched down in Australia. Source: Getty
Many royal fans have wondered what Harry’s new ring signifies. Source: Getty

His new fashion accessory hasn’t gone unnoticed by royals fans either.

It turns out it’s a rather practical addition to the 34-year-old’s accessories collection.

The ring in question is actually for tracking sleep and activity, according to People.

It works by recording your heart rate, body temperature and movement and the details are fed into an app you can download on your smartphone.

Harry’s new ring appears to be from Oura Health and retails for $510 AUD. It is supposed to track your sleep and activity. Source: Oura

The ring, made by Oura Health, retails for AU$510.

Perhaps Harry invested in the new gadget to help beat the crippling jet lag you get travelling from the UK to Australia, or maybe he’s on a new health kick.

Harry is currently touring Australia with his wife Meghan. The pair are also set to travel to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand on their first international royal tour together.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in Melbourne

In Melbourne on Thursday, Meghan was taken by surprise during an official appearance in the Victorian capital.

The 37-year-old accompanied Prince Harry to a special engagement to learn about some innovative programs developed by young Victorians, but she wasn’t expecting a slight fright when she met a particular group of school students.

Source: Seven

Meghan and Harry diligently inspected a scaled miniature Formula 1 car designed and made by Trinity Grammar students, but as the mini vehicle zoomed down a makeshift track, Meghan jumped and covered her mouth, before nervously bursting into laughter.

Prince Harry and the school students giggled along with the Duchess of Sussex after her startled moment which was captured on camera.

Earlier that day the Duke and Duchess met locals along Government House Drive before heading into Government House for a reception hosted by the Governor of Victoria the Honourable Linda Dessau AC.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Dubbo visit

Earlier in the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met five-year-old schoolboy Luke Vincent, who was overjoyed to come face-to-face with the royal couple.

He’d been waiting for the royal couple for hours, and in a heartwarming moment, the kindergartener dove straight in for a cuddle with Harry as the royal bent down to greet him.

The five-year-old Dubbo schoolboy gave Meghan a bunch of flowers and a huge hug. Source: Getty

The young boy, who has Down syndrome, was fascinated by the Duke of Sussex’s scruffy beard, and he reached in to touch it before presenting a pregnant Meghan with a some flowers and a hug.

According to Luke’s mum, he “loves” beards.

“Luke’s favourite person is Santa Claus, isn’t it?” she told 7News, to which Luke replied, “Yeah, Santa Claus.”

Meghan seemed to find Luke’s fascination adorable. Source: Getty

Mrs. Vincent admitted she was slightly concerned after Luke “jumped up” on Harry, as she was told there was a “no touching” rule around the royals.

“I was very concerned once he started rubbing Prince Harry’s face and his hair, but Prince Harry was completely gracious,” she said. “And was so polite and realised what was happening and his infatuation with his beard.

“We can only thank him so much for treating Luke with such respect.”

Meghan Markle is pregnant

Just hours after they arrived in Australia on Monday, the royal pair announced they were expecting their first child together.

“Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019,” the palace said in statement on Twitter.

“Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share this happy news with the public.”

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