Prince William gifted Kate Middleton the enduring sapphire and diamond engagement ring that beforehand belonged to his mom, Princess Diana. When Kate debuted it in 2010, many thought her engagement ring was a poignant method of paying tribute to the late Princess, however some thought in any other case.

Famously Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ marriage resulted in divorce, and the breakdown of their relationship was performed out publicly within the Nineties.

For some, the ring was seen as a poor alternative to indicate the beginning of Kate and William’s marriage as a result of its hyperlinks to an sad one.

But William clearly meant for Kate to put on his late mom’s ring in tribute to her life and legacy.

In his engagement interview in 2010, William defined how particular the “family ring” was to him.

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He stated: “It is my mother’s engagement ring.

“It may be very particular to me and Kate may be very particular to me now as nicely.

“It is only right the two are put together. It is my way of making sure my mother didn’t miss out on today.”

Kate added that she hoped she’d “look after it” and that it was “very, very special” to her.

Diana’s, and now Kate’s, engagement ring is immediately recognisable by its enormous 12-carat oval royal blue sapphire.

Surrounded by a halo of diamonds set in white gold, the engagement ring has been replicated by a number of jewellers through the years.

And Kate is clearly an enormous fan of the rock, as she is never pictured with out it 12 years on from her engagement.

Kate additionally pays tribute to Diana by sporting different jewelry gadgets from her assortment, together with her well-known Collingwood pearl earrings.

For state occasions, Kate additionally steadily turns to the Lover’s Knot Tiara, a pearl piece that was beloved by Diana.