Prince Charming Weds His Long-time Love

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Prince William, 28, proposed to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton, also 28, with Princess Diana’s original engagement ring last month while the two were vacationing in Kenya. In 1981, Lady Diana Spencer chose that same sapphire ring for her engagement to Prince Charles from a selection presented to her by the then Crown jewelers Garrard of Mayfair. The ring retailed at £28,500 but was an unusual choice for a member of the Royal Family, because it was such a common ring that anyone could publicly buy from the Garrard catalog. The ring features a large 12.00 carat oval shaped Ceylon sapphire center and 14 round cut diamonds surrounding the sapphire in a diamond halo. The ring is elegantly crafted from 18K … Read More