Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring Was Once Prince Harry’s

Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring Was Once Prince Harry's

The royal engagement ring: a tale as old as time. Kate Middleton’s 12-carat oval sapphire engagement ring is not just one of the most stunning engagement rings in modern royal history, but it’s also steeped in history. Celeb Dirty Laundry took our keepsake diamonds out of the safe, polished them to perfection and decided to bring you a little history lesson which you might just be able to use someday.

Or not. Depends on where you’re from.

THE RING WAS PRINCESS DIANA’S

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring is an old family heirloom once worn by the late Princess Diana. The design was based on a broach passed on to Queen Elizabeth by Queen Victoria, therefore Prince Charles has quite a vested interest in the blue coloured sapphire. He gave it to Princess Diana when they first got engaged.

PRINCE HARRY HAD IT FIRST

When Princess Diana passed away, both Prince William and Prince Harry had the opportunity to take a keepsake of their mother’s. Prince William took her watch, while Prince Harry took the ring. The boys agreed that the first to get engaged would get the ring, ergo Prince William.

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

PRINCE WILLIAM CARRIED THE RING AROUND FOR THREE WEEKS

Before Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton back in 2010, he kept the ring in his backpack for three weeks. He later said that he just “literally could not let it go”. The ring was allegedly so important to the royal boys that Prince William feared getting into trouble if he lost it. So, he decided to carry it with him wherever he went, up until the proposal to Kate Middleton in Kenya back in 2010.

PRINCE WILLIAM WANTED TO KEEP HIS MOTHER’S MEMORY ALIVE

During an interview, Prince William recounted how important it was for him to keep his mother’s legacy alive through the ring itself. “I thought it was quite nice because obviously she’s not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all; this was my way of keeping her sort of close to it all,” he told an interviewer at the time.

THE RING IS WORTH A BOATLOAD OF MONEY

The engagement ring cost £28,000 back in the 1980’s. It’s currently estimated to be worth over £300,000, i.e. a crass amount of money. Although the ring will never be sold – it could reach up to a million pounds at an auction – it’s still interesting to note that Kate Middleton’s finger is worth so much money.

What do you think? Is the ring a beautiful reminder of Princess Diana? Or is it merely Prince William’s way of showering Kate Middleton with expensive jewelry? What would you do with a three-hundred-thousand-pound engagement ring? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

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79 responses to “Kate Middleton’s Engagement Ring Was Once Prince Harry’s”

  1. Lara says:

    What a shame to waste such a beautiful ring steeped in history with a much loved woman on a scheming tramp.

    Man, Waity is really showing her 50ies looking age. Her forehead looks like a Los Angeles freeway and her sloughing skin cheeks look like a corpse. Booze, partying, smoking, starvation, and yoyo dieting come to mind.

  2. Elizabeth Connell says:

    Kate looks like a old witch

    • Sigi says:

      She probably is.

    • Sigi says:

      In her single days Waity had a rough street life with Emma Sayle and was probably ridden hard and put away wet on most nights. No wonder she looks like sh*t.

      Here’s Waity’s theme song;

      Well I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet
      Lord knows last night was a night
      I’ll never forget
      I can’t remember what happened
      But it must have been the best one yet
      I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet

      I can honky tonk in Nashville
      All night long
      I heard John, Rock, Kris and Willie
      They were singin’ this song
      There was Johnny Rodriguez
      David Allan Coe
      There was a swarm of songs, doin’ time
      On the music floor

      Well I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet
      Lord knows last night was a night
      I’ll never forget
      I can’t remember what happened
      But it must have been the best one yet
      Well I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet

      Gettin’ home last night
      I had to fight my way back home
      And saint-man Santa
      Heard the ringin’ of the telephone
      And then sixteen hours later
      I just left the damn thing alone
      ‘Cause who loves his company
      As the night moves on

      Well I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet
      Lord knows last night was a night
      I’ll never forget
      I can’t remember what happened
      But it must have been the best one yet
      Well I feel like I been rode hard
      And put up wet

      Well I went next door
      Wound up in front of my uncle Ben
      There was Matthew, Billy, Josh
      The whole gang was smashed
      Well Robert had a jug of moonshine
      From Caroline
      Well I thought I was dead
      But they said, “Let’s sing one more line”

  3. Sigi says:

    TO WHOEVER IS FUCKING REMOVING THE FUCKING LINKS WE POST —- STOP IT — ANNEMARIE NEVER DOES THAT

    GO TO HELL

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