Prince William and Kate Middleton are engaged, the ring was the one Prince Charles proposed to Princess Diana with
The engagement ring that Kate Middleton now wears since her engagement to Britain's Prince William, is the same ring that Princess Diana wore when she got engaged to Prince Charles. Princess Diana tragically died in a car crash in Paris.
The couple got engaged during a holiday in Kenya.
But the prince was somewhat nervous about proposing. "I had been carrying the ring around with me for about 3 weeks before that." said Prince William. He waited for a romantic, quiet moment and then proposed.
But he was sad that his mother will not be around to enjoy the festivities of the wedding. He decided to use her engagement ring as a way to help her be part of the good news.
"I wanted to keep my mother close to it all," sighed William.
Kate agreed that the ring was beautiful and she promised to CNN that she would look after it.
"If she loses it, she's in trouble," quipped the Prince.
Asked whether she said accepted the Prince's proposal right away, Kate Middleton said, "Yes! Absolutely!"
When asked if he knew about the ring, Prince William smiled and said: "I've been reliably informed that it's a sapphire surrounded by some diamonds."
The wedding is said to be taking place next summer and Westminster Abbey has been told to be on alert for further instructions.
The couple met at St. Andrews University in Scotland about 8 years ago when they were students there.
See photos of Balmoral and the family holiday here
See photos of the engagement itself on the slideshow to the left. The photos are in the middle.
See the video of the engagement interview with CNN on the left side at the end.
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