Sunday, October 20, 2013

Engagement of William and Catherine with Princes Diana's Ring

To celebrate the engagement of William and Catherine using the ring of his late mother

postmarked in 2012 from Great Britain

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The engagement ring of Diana, Princess of Wales is an engagement ring that was given to the then Lady Diana Spencer in her engagement to Charles, Prince of Wales in February 1981. The engagement ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds elegantly surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold.

After the divorce of Charles and Diana, the possession of the engagement ring came back to the Prince of Wales. It remained at Kensington Palace. After Diana's death occurred, Charles took the mourning Princes William and Harry to the palace to select mementos from their mother's possessions. Prince Harry selected the engagement ring, whereas Prince William selected Diana's yellow gold Cartier Tank Francaise watch. They eventually exchanged mementos. Prince William decided to give his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Middleton, the engagement ring on October 20th, 2010.

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