A close up of Kate Middleton's engagement ring as she poses for photographs in the State Apartments with her fiance Prince William of St James Palace on November 16, 2010 in London, England. After much speculation, Clarence House today announced the engagement of Prince William to Kate Middleton. The couple will get married in either the Spring or Summer of next year and continue to live in North Wales while Prince William works as an air sea rescue pilot for the RAF. The couple became engaged during a recent holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years. (Getty Images)more pics » Kate Middleton, Prince Harry
Prince William popped the question to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton with his mother's jawdropping 18-carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring. However, the ring originally did not belong to him.
After Princess Diana's passing, it was Prince Harry who was given his mother's famous engagement ring. The brothers reportedly agreed that whomever became engaged first would use the ring.
Whether or not this is the case, once Prince William was ready to pop the question, his younger brother gladly offered him their mother's ring in order to have her symbolically included in the occasion. Talk about brotherly love!
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