Prince Harry gave Diana’s engagement ring to his brother 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 told to select pieces from her jewellery collection to remember her by.
According to Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, Harry picked out her sapphire engagement ring and William chose her gold Cartier watch.
However, when the time came for William to propose to Kate in 2010, 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.”
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.
However, he made sure he included a diamond in it which belonged to his mum.
Opening up about the ring, Meghan 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 Prince William 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.
Meghan Markle was unable to make the trip as she is heavily pregnant with her second child.
However, the Duchess sent a wreath and handwritten note.
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