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What Meghan Markle’s engagement ring can teach us about Southern Africa's ancient continental crust

More magma, more bling.
British royal family

Meghan Markle and her new engagement ring will now join the British royal family.

If you have a very limited media diet, you may not have heard that Prince Henry of Wales (usually referred to as Prince Harry) recently proposed to American actress, model, and humanitarian Meghan Markle. Along with his hand in marriage and a place in from Botswana. It formed hundreds of thousands of feet under ground, billions of years ago, only to be pushed upwards by subsurface plumes of burning magma on its fateful journey to Markle's ring finger.

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