Royal Wedding Photo Albums Show The Differences Between Princess Diana And Kate Middleton’s Weddings

Kate’s Engagement Ring

Although Prince Charles and Princess Diana divorced in 1996, Diana continued to wear her blue sapphire engagement ring. When she tragically passed away, her younger son Prince Harry inherited the ring.

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After eight years of dating, Prince William announced his engagement to Kate Middleton on November 16, 2010. He had popped the question while they were on vacation in Kenya. Harry had offered the ring to his brother, and William was honored to give their late mother’s ring to Kate, saying, “Obviously, she’s not going to be around to share in all the fun and excitement, so this is my way of keeping her close to it all.”