Meghan’s exquisite ring ‘features diamonds that belonged to Princess Diana’

2017-11-27 17:27
 

Cape Town - When she died, Princess Diana’s sparkling blue sapphire ring went to the eldest son to give to his bride.

Proposing to Kate with his mother’s ring, the one given to her by Prince Charles upon their engagement, was a way for him to include Diana in his special day, Prince William said.

"It was my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement, and the fact that we're going to spend the rest of our lives together,” he revealed after popping the question in 2010, The Guardian reports.

But even though Diana’s ring is sitting on Kate’s finger, Prince Harry found a way to honour Diana in his special moment too.

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According to reports, the flame-haired prince (33), who proposed to his girlfriend Meghan Markle (36) a few weeks ago, repurposed one of Diana’s brooches to make the ring.

The fifth-in-line to the throne designed the ring himself, using two diamonds from the jewel, US Weekly reports.

The gold-banded ring, made by Cleave and Company features a third diamond, The Express adds, also from somewhere close to Harry’s heart – Botswana.

The couple visited the country, where Harry frequently went as a child, for their first romantic getaway together earlier this year.

After announcing their engagement on Monday morning, the bride- and groom-to-be made their first official appearance in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace this afternoon.

PICS: Newly engaged Prince Harry and Meghan Markle make their first appearance

A clearly smitten Harry told reporters he knew the LA-born Suits star was The One “the first time we met.”

When asked if his proposal was romantic he said, “Of course it was!”

WATCH: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle give their first interview together

Sources: The Guardian, US Weekly, The Express

(PHOTO: Getty Images)

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