Meghan Markle wore a pinky ring with a hidden meaning for her and Prince Harry’s Time cover shoot

A photo of Meghan Markle waving with an inset of a ring.
Meghan Markle wore a ring with a hidden meaning on the cover of Time. Charles McQuillan/Getty Images/Shiffon Co.
  • Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were on the cover of Time for its 100 most influential people list.
  • Markle wore the jewelry brand Shiffon’s Duet Pinky Ring in the cover photo.
  • It represents women supporting women, and half of Shiffon’s profits support female entrepreneurs.
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Meghan Markle subtly supported female entrepreneurs on her Time magazine cover with Prince Harry.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were listed as one of Time’s 100 most influential people in the world for 2021 on Wednesday.

They posed for a magazine cover for the occasion, which marked their first cover shoot as a couple.

On the cover, the couple posed in front of a wooded area, with Harry wearing a dark green top and pants and Markle sporting a white blouse and trousers.

Markle also wore a pinky ring designed by Shiffon Co. on the cover, a representative for Markle confirmed to Insider on Thursday.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the cover of TIME.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on the cover of Time. TIME magazine

As Insider’s Dominic-Madori Davis previously reported, the jewelry brand Shiffon Co. was founded by 24-year-old Shilpa Yarlagadda with the intention of giving “women access to venture capital and opportunities beyond the capital.”

Half of the company’s profits go to the Startup Girl Foundation, a non-profit founded by the company that supports female owned-businesses.

Yarlagadda has become a massive success, with public figures like Serena Williams, Michelle Obama, Shailene Woodley, and Emma Watson all sporting Shiffon Co. jewelry in recent years, as reported by Insider.

For the Time cover, Markle opted to wear Shiffon’s Duet Pinky Ring.

A ring on an ombre background.
Markle wore the Duet Pinky Ring. Shiffon Co.

The ring is one of the brand’s most popular products and the adjustable band forms a swirling shape with a diamond in the center of the band. The ring symbolizes women supporting women through a “pinky promise,” as explained on the company’s website.

It cost $US525 ($AU715) at the time of writing.

The Shiffon ring isn’t the first piece of jewelry Markle has worn that had a hidden meaning.

In May, she wore a necklace that nodded to female empowerment, and she wore necklaces that featured her children Archie and Lili’s astrological constellations in August.