As soon as Clarence House announced on November 27 that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged to be married, the world erupted with their reaction on the upcoming nuptials. One of the most common questions was about the ring with which Harry popped the question to Markle.
When elder brother William's announcement was announced to Kate Middleton, people were very anxious to know what kind of ring the royal would give his fiancé. To everyone's pleasant surprise, a very familiar sight greeted them as the ring turned out to be the very same that Princess Diana wore when she was married to Prince Charles.
Now, it's Meghan's ring which is under scrutiny, but it is also associated with the people's favourite princess who is William and Harry's mother. So let us check out which royal bride got the better deal when it comes to engagement rings.
Prince William proposed to Kate with his mother's ring, creating an emotional bond between his bride and late mother. The ring was Diana's most iconic piece of jewellery. It had a 12-carat sapphire surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds, with a band of 18-carat white gold.
Kate, who is currently expecting her third child, has been seen posing proudly with the legendary ring and is still wearing it.
Newly engaged Prince Harry made his lady's engagement ring equally special, if not more. Designed by Harry himself, the ring has a diamond from Botswana at the centre, as a nod to the couple's connection with the country. It also features two diamonds belonging to Diana's personal jewellery collection, "to make sure that she's with us on this crazy journey together."
Markle seems extremely happy with the ring, as is evident in their engagement interview and photoshoot.
Princess Diana's exquisite collection
Apart from these two gorgeous pieces, Princess Diana was the owner of a brilliant collection of jewels which regularly made headlines during her lifetime and even after that. Some of them belonged to the Royal family, some to the queen mother and some were Diana's own.
Right from her Spencer tiara to her sapphire brooch and emerald choker, every piece of jewellery that Princess Diana has adorned herself with has wowed people. Let us check out some of her iconic looks and jewellery pieces, which will wow even her daughters-in-law.