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Mystery of Harry's new bling: Duke of Sussex baffles fans by wearing a black ring on his RIGHT hand in Australia (so is it a gift from Meghan?)

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 10/17/2018 Unity Blott For Mailonline

Prince Harry et al. standing in the grass: Since touching down in Sydney on Monday Prince Harry has been sporting a thick metal band on his right ring finger (pictured wearing it again in Dubbo on Wednesday with Meghan) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Since touching down in Sydney on Monday Prince Harry has been sporting a thick metal band on his right ring finger (pictured wearing it again in Dubbo on Wednesday with Meghan) While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's baby news has been stealing the spotlight this week, it's not the only element of the royal tour to set tongues wagging.

Since touching down in Sydney on Monday, dad-to-be Prince Harry has been sporting a mysterious metal band on his right ring finger.

Right royal mystery: Prince Harry's ring, which he has never worn in public before, appears to be made from a dark metal such as titanium, tungsten or black gold © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Right royal mystery: Prince Harry's ring, which he has never worn in public before, appears to be made from a dark metal such as titanium, tungsten or black gold

The ring, which Harry has never worn in public before, appears to be made from a dark metal such as titanium, tungsten or black gold - and fans are convinced there is a hidden meaning behind it.

While Harry has been sporting a simple gold wedding band since his nuptials in May - in addition to his signature beaded bracelets - the ring is understood to be new addition to his wardrobe.

The ring was noticeably absent from Harry's ensemble during his last public outing, the wedding of his cousin Princess Eugenie on Friday, October 12.

Likewise, he sported a bare ring finger when he joined Meghan on their first joint visit to Sussex on 3 October.

It has prompted speculation that it could be a gift from his wife to celebrate their baby news. 

However, others have suggested the jewelry could be a nod to the upcoming 2018 Sydney Invictus Games.

Kensington Palace declined to comment when contacted by MailOnline.  

a screenshot of a cell phone

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The couple announced they were expecting their first child just hours after landing in the Austrian city on Monday.

After a brief visit to Dubbo on Wednesday, they are bound for Melbourne before flying back to Sydney and Fraser Island.

The second week of their trip will see the couple fly to Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand before flying back to the UK on October 31. 

In the early days of their courtship, Meghan inadvertently dropped a hint about her relationship with Harry by posting a photo in which she was wearing a blue and white bracelet identical to one sported by the royal.

Harry and Meghan's whirlwind tour 

a close up of a map: The itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, the first major overseas trip since they were married in late May. The couple announced this morning that they are expecting their first child, due in spring 2019 © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The itinerary of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga, the first major overseas trip since they were married in late May. The couple announced this morning that they are expecting their first child, due in spring 2019

Tuesday October 16: Sydney, Australia

Wednesday October 17: Dubbo, Australia

Thursday October 18: Melbourne, Australia

Friday October 19: Sydney, Australia

Saturday October 20: Sydney, Australia

Sunday October 21: Sydney, Australia

Monday October 22: Fraser Island, Australia

Tuesday October 23: Suva, Fiji

Wednesday October 24: Suva, Fiji

Thursday October 25: Nadi, Fiji and Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Friday October 26: Nuku’alofa, Tonga and Sydney, Australia

Saturday October 27: Sydney, Australia

Sunday October 28: Wellington, New Zealand

Monday October 29: Wellington and Abel Tasman, New Zealand

Tuesday October 30: Auckland, New Zealand

Wednesday October 31: Rotorua, New Zealand

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