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Caitriona Balfe's enchanting engagement ring has a royal connection – photos

Outlander star Caitriona got married in 2019

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Rachel Avery
Rachel AveryHomes Editor
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Caitriona Balfe married Tony McGill in a secret ceremony in 2019 after getting engaged in 2018 – and the Outlander star has the most magical engagement ring with a royal touch!

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The actress debuted her sparkling finger bling at the 75th Golden Globe Awards, telling reporters on the red carpet about her engagement: "It happened over the break. I'm very happy."

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The dazzling ring features a striking round diamond flanked by two captivating sapphire stones which are also round, set on a simple gold band.

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Caitriona's unique engagement ring is so stunning

Unconventional blue gems are also very popular with royal brides. Princess Diana's iconic engagement ring, which is now worn by Kate Middleton, features a huge sapphire stone and Princess Anne's ring from Sir Timothy Laurence also has a blue sapphire jewel.

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The star showcased her ring on the red carpet

Caitriona went on to marry Tony at St. Mary’s Church in Bruton, Somerset in a top secret ceremony. When a fan quizzed the actress on why fans hadn't seen a picture of the big day, she replied: "Cause that was for me, my husband and my family. Sorry.... but thank you for the love xxx #AskCait."

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Royals like Princess Anne love sapphire stones too

The star spoke about the ceremony to The Irish Mirror: "I managed to squeeze it in on a weekend during production, but it was beautiful and I had all my close friends and family there.

"Once you are in a room full of people that you love and who love you, it's just so special and fun. I just want to be happy and to try to stay sane."

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Caitriona and Tony also have a child together

Caitriona's Outlander co-star Sam Heughan was one of the few lucky people to get an invite to the nuptials.  

When asked what her favorite thing about her handsome co-star was, Caitriona told Elle: "Sam's just so kind. He's a really good friend. He always checks in. I don't know, he has one of the biggest hearts and smallest egos that I know.

"I feel very lucky. Sam and I have an amazing bond, we're really great friends."

Being notoriously private, Caitriona and Tony welcomed their first child in 2021 but they kept the pregnancy a secret until the little one arrived.

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