Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton by giving her the blue sapphire ring, which once belonged to the late Princess Diana. This ring might be the most famous piece of jewelry in the world, but according to a royal expert, that engagement ring was supposed to end up on Meghan Markle’s hand.
Prince William proposed to his now-wife in 2010, while they were on vacation in Kenya. Since the Duchess of Cambridge received the ring, she is always wearing it. After Princess Diana tragically lost her life in a car crash, her sons Prince William and Prince Harry got to take one piece of jewelry from their late mother’s private collection, and Prince Harry took the blue engagement ring that Prince Charles once gave Princess Diana.
According to Pol Burrell, former butler of Princess Diana, Prince William took a Cartier watch from his mother’s collection. When Prince William was about to propose to Kate, Prince Harry turned to his older brother and said that it would be nice if Kate had their mother’s ring. Many are comparing this selfless and kind gesture to Princess Diana, as those are the words that people used to describe her.
If Prince Harry had kept the ring, it would for sure ended up on Meghan Markle’s hand, but he still gave her a ring from his mother’s private collection. The Duchess of Sussex’s engagement ring has three stones, each of them representing the past, the present and the future, respectively.
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“After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” – The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have recently announced that they will no longer be working members of the royal family. Instead, they decided to move to Canada and start a new life, alongside their first child, a son named Archie. Meghan was recently spotted enjoying her freedom, walking in the woods with her baby boy.