In 2010, Prince William proposed marriage to Kate Middleton with his mother’s ring. It was Prince Harry who offered it to his brother, William. So how did this happen? As per Reader’s Digest, “They had an agreement that whoever gets engaged first would have Diana’s ring.” So, Prince Harry gave his mother’s engagement ring to William, after keeping it for many years and regardless of the fact that the latter chose the Cartier brand watch instead of the heirloom piece.
How Prince William Proposed Kate Middleton
Prince Williampopped the question in 2010 in Kenya. It is a place where he stayed with Kate in a remote cabin. At the engagement announcement, he talked about the importance of giving Lady Diana’s ring to his longtime girlfriend. Prince William said proposing with his late mother’s ring was a “way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today and the excitement.”
“It’s very special to me, as Kate is very special to me now, it was right to put the two together,” he added referring to both the ring and his lady-love.
How Prince Harry Proposed Meghan Markle
Prince William’s younger brother, Harry proposed to Meghan Markle at their house as per an interview they gave after their engagement announcement.
Meghan Markle told the BBC channel, the proposal “was so sweet and natural and very romantic” and that Harry “got on one knee.”
Harry added he felt he caught Meghan Markle by surprise, and the former actress confirmed this. She remembered saying yes immediately. In the interview, she told Harry “I could barely let you finish proposing.”
While Prince Harry did not propose to Meghan Markle with his mother Lady Diana’s ring, he still ensured she was in a way part of his proposal.
Prince Harry said in the interview that, “The ring is obviously yellow gold because that’s [Meghan’s] favorite and the main stone itself I sourced from Botswana and the little diamonds on either side are from [Princess Diana’s] jewelry collection, to make sure that she’s with us on this crazy journey together.”
Meghan Markle added, “It’s beautiful, and he designed it. It’s incredible.”
The diamond engagement ring of Meghan Markle is priceless, as it features diamonds from the royal family collection. It also adds to the list of yellow gold engagement rings owned by rich and famous people.