February 25, 2021 – 14:30 GMT Bridie Wilkins The Princess of Wales, Princess Diana was presented a selection of engagement rings to choose from when Prince Charles proposed, and she chose hers for two specific reasons. Princess Diana ‘s sparkling sapphire engagement ring spawned countless replicas, while her original jewel is now property of the Duchess of Cambridge , after the Duke proposed with it during a holiday to Kenya in 2010. But what did the late Princess of Wales find so appealing about it? Netflix series The Crown reenacted the day that Diana was taken to select a diamond by her husband-to-be Prince Charles’ mother, the Queen, and apparently it was because it reminded her of her mother’s engagement ring, and also matched her eyes. REVEALED: Why Meghan Markle changed her engagement ring after she got married Loading the player… WATCH: Princess Diana and Prince Charles leave their wedding ceremony In episode three, the Queen presents Diana with a selection of rocks – most of which were family heirlooms – to choose from, after Charles had popped the question. SEE: Amazing royal engagement rings upclose Princess Diana’s ring is famed for its statement sapphire stone Controversially, Diana eschewed those that… Read full this story
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