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Kate Middleton ring: The one ring Kate never wears – and its special significance  – News 247

Kate Middleton ring: The one ring Kate never wears – and its special significance – News 247

 Kate, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William’s romance began when they were both students at St Andrew’s University The couple had been dating for nearly a decade when Prince William popped the question in 2010 The Duke of Cambridge presented Kate with an engagement ring which once belonged to Princess Diana and the spectacular sapphire and diamond piece is now iconic However, long before they were married Wills gave Kate another very special ring which she hasn’t been spotted wearing since their engagement  The special ring Kate never wears Wills gave Kate a gorgeous Victorian rose gold band when they were still both students at St Andrew’s  Kate was clearly fond of the ring which she wore on her middle finger on her right hand and was first seen sporting at their graduation ceremony in 2015  The precious piece features both the couple’s birthstones giving it special significance   READ MORE Kate forced to drop out of ceremony after childcare issues  The rose gold band is set with pearls to represent William and garnets for Kate and was clearly a symbol of their strong bond  While the understated piece was once a favourite of the Duchess’, she has not been seen wearing it since she got engaged to Prince William in 2010  Nowadays Kate usually pairs her stunning engagement ring with her simple gold wedding band  How Kate came to have Princess Diana’s engagement ring [heading]  Before Prince Harry married Meghan Markle and started a family of his own, he, Kate and Wills were a tight-knit trio  Harry was extremely fond of Kate who he viewed as an older sister and made an extraordinary gesture on her behalf ahead of Prince William popping the question  Prince Harry and Prince William were bonded by their mother Princess Diana’s tragic death after she was killed in a car crash in 1997  Princess Diana had divorced their father Prince Charles a year before her death and returned the diamond and sapphire engagement ring he gave her following the split    READ MORE Duchess of Cambridge sends adorable letter to fashion boss  After their mother’s death, Prince Charles asked his sons each to take a momento from her possessions and Harry is reported to have picked the engagement ring, while Prince William picked a gold watch  According to claims in Amazon Prime documentary The Diana Story Prince, Harry gave the ring to Prince William when his brother told him he wished to propose to Kate  Prince Harry, who was extremely fond of Kate, felt happy for her to have the iconic ring  In an interview ahead of their wedding, Prince William said giving Kate his mother’s engagement ring was a way of making sure she didn’t miss out on their big day   Trending  The ring is set in 18k white gold and has a 12-carat oval diamond centrepiece surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds  The piece had to be resized for Kate as it was slightly too big for her, so small platinum beads were added to the inside of the band to make it fit  While the ring has become one of the most iconic engagement rings of all time, it caused a stir when Diana first had it  Prince Charles did not propose to Diana with the ring in hand but instead allowed her to pick the ring herself  While it was a royal tradition to have engagement rings made to order, Diana’s was a ready-made which prompted some to deem it common

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