When Prince Charles and Princess Diana announced their engaged in 1981, the Princess of Wales wore a stunning 12-carat oval Ceylon sapphire ring. The jewel was surrounded with 14 solitaire diamond and set in 18-karat white gold.
Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, spoke about how Prince Harry remembered his mother’s engagement ring during Amazon Prime’s ‘The Diana Story’ documentary.
Prince Harry had a sentimental memory of the Princess of Wales’ ring.
Mr Burrell recollected how Harry once said: "I remember when I held mummy's hand when I was a small boy and that ring always hurt me because it was so big.”
Princess Diana died in August 1997 when Prince William was aged 15 and Prince Harry just 12 years old.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Prince Harry had a sentimental memory of Princess Diana’s ring (Image: getty)
Princess Diana’s blue engagement ring had a sentimental meaning to Prince Harry (Image: getty)
Mr Burrell said that when the Princess of Wales passed away, her sons were given the opportunity to keep an item of her belongings as a keepsake.
The former royal butler remembered that Prince William said: "I’d like mummy’s Cartier watch, the one that Grandpa Spencer gave to her for her 21st birthday.”
However, Prince Harry wanted to keep his mother’s engagement ring.
It is said that once Prince William’s relationship with his now wife Kate Middleton advanced, Prince Harry decided to give Diana’s ring to his brother to propose.
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Princess Diana and Prince Charles announced their engaged in 1981 (Image: getty)