Prince Harry designed Meghan’s engagement ring
He used diamonds from his mother’s personal collection
Meghan Markle, however, could have had Diana’s engagement ring

Too much generosity. Princes Harry and William lost their mother, Princess Diana, very early in a tragic car accident in Paris one evening in August 1997. Fortunately, in addition to their memories, they still have a few items symbols that belonged to their mother. Among these, jewelry that the two brothers wanted to pass on to the other woman in their lives. This is how for several years now, Kate Middleton wears on her finger the engagement ring that Diana wore herself, because it is with the latter that Prince William asked her to marry. But if he was able to do it with this impressive ring composed of a 12 carat oval sapphire surrounded by 14 diamonds set in 18 carat white gold and worth almost 450,000 euros, it is especially thanks to his younger brother, Prince Harry.

According to Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, the former Princess of Wales’ sons were each able to choose an item belonging to their mother after her death. And it was Diana’s Cartier watch that Prince William had chosen at the time, the one given to him by his father for his 21st birthday. For his part, Harry wanted to recover his mother’s engagement ring for a very specific reason. Still according to Paul Burrell, Prince Harry had explained: “I remember when I held mum’s hand when I was little, and this ring always hurt me a little because it was really big”. It is therefore because she reminded him of his little hand in that of his mother that Prince Harry chose this ring, which he did not keep for his future wife.

Prince Harry gave the ring to his brother

When Prince William announced his desire to propose to Kate Middleton, Prince Harry decided to give him Diana’s engagement ring so his brother could propose with it. A meaningful gesture which, as Paul Burrell pointed out, says a lot about the character of Prince Harry. “The only thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother. It’s generous, kind and just like Diana.” A few years later, when it was Prince Harry’s turn to propose to Meghan Markle in marriage, the younger brother still managed to have a souvenir of his mother with him too, so he could feel her. presence at this symbolic moment. Indeed, it was the Duke of Sussex himself who designed the engagement ring he gave to Meghan, and on which he set diamonds from Princess Diana’s personal collection. During an interview with the BBC, Meghan Markle had thus declared that “not having been able to meet Harry’s mother, it is really important for me to know that she is still with us”.

Meghan Markle: How Harry stopped her from having Diana's engagement ring

Prince Harry and Prince William © Agency

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