Diana Actually Didn't Like Her Well-Known Engagement Ring. But She Was Too Scared To Share Her True Opinion

Date April 9, 2019

Princess Diana and Prince Charles got married in 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral in London. It was one of the biggest events in the country and was called the “wedding of the year,” as around 750 million people all over the world have watched it. 

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Princess Diana’s engagement ring consisted of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18K white gold. By the way, the ring was neither custom-made nor unique and was, at the time of Diana’s engagement to Prince Charles, featured in Garrard's jewelry collection and was available to anyone for purchase.


It turned out, Diana actually didn’t really like her well-known engagement ring. But there was a reason why she was afraid to express her opinion.

In the book “Royal Duty” by P. Burrell, the author writes that Queen was the one to choose an engagement ring for Diana. After Queen, the collection of rings was shown to Prince Charles, and only then, to Diana. Of course, she supported the Queen’s decision.


Diana managed to express her point of view after many years have passed. She said she would choose a more elegant ring if she had such an opportunity at that moment.

Today, the ring belongs to Kate Middleton. She faces a lot of critics because of it but keeps wearing it.


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Nevertheless, it was Diana’s wish. According to the Telegraph, Diana's Letter of Wishes stated:

But I would like you to allocate all my jewelry to the share to be held by my sons, so that their wives may, in due course, have it or use it. I leave the exact division of the jewelry to your discretion.


The ring looks indeed gorgeous and Kate Middleton deserves to wear such a beautiful Diana’s piece of jewelry.

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