Prince Harry ‘Gave Up Diana’s Engagement Ring For Kate Middleton’

Prince Harry, Kate Middleton and Prince William.
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Prince Harry ‘gave up Princess Diana’s engagement ring’ to his brother, Prince William so that Kate Middleton could have it, a new documentary has revealed.

After the Princess of Wales died in a car crash in 1997, the young Princes were reportedly told to select pieces from her jewellery collection to remember her by.

According to Princess Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, the Duke of Sussex picked out her sapphire engagement ring and Prince William chose her gold Cartier watch.

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However, when the time came for Prince William to propose to Middleton in 2010, Prince Harry ‘selflessly’ offered up the iconic ring.

Opening up about the sweet gesture in Amazon Prime’s The Diana Story, Burrell said: “Harry said to him [Wiliam]: ‘Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?’

“Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England.

“Harry gave up his precious treasure. His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother.

“That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.”

Prince Harry’s kind gesture meant that he had to buy a new ring when the time came for him to propose to his now-wife, Meghan Markle, in 2007.

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However, he reportedly made sure he included a diamond in it which belonged to his mother.

Opening up about the ring, Markle said at the time: “Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of Princess Diana’s stones and obviously not being able to meet his mum.

“It’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”

Prince Harry recently reunited with his brother at their grandfather’s funeral. Footage emerged of them chatting as they left the chapel, ending speculation that they are no longer speaking.

According to reports, the brothers held ‘peace talks,’ along with their father, Prince Charles.

Markle was unable to make the trip as she is heavily pregnant with her second child. However, she reportedly sent a wreath and handwritten note.

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