Kate Middleton's engagement ring was originally intended for Meghan Markle: ‘Selfless’ Prince Harry gave Kate Middleton Diana’s £300K engagement ring despite it being destined for Meghan Markle.
Prince Harry Gave Kate Middleton Diana’s £300K Engagement Ring

KATE Middleton’s iconic sapphire engagement ring is one of the most beautiful and recognizable jewellery pieces in Britain.

But did you know that it belonged to Prince Harry after Diana’s death, and he actually gave it to Kate instead of waiting for his future wife Meghan Markle?

A new documentary has revealed that the Duchess of Sussex, 38, missed out on being the wearer of the spectacular £300,000 ring, as a “selfless” Prince Harry let his older brother use it for Kate.

In the new Amazon Prime documentary “The Diana Story”, Princess Di’s former butler Paul Burrell confirmed that the ring had belonged to Prince Harry.

When his mum tragically passed away in 1997, Prince Harry had been allowed to select his favourite pieces from her jewels.

Just before Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010, Prince Harry offered his brother the chance to use the precious item, in honour of their mum. The Sun reported
Prince Harry Gave Kate Middleton Diana’s £300K Engagement Ring

The engagement ring - consisting of a 12 carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire, surrounded by a halo of 14 solitaire diamonds - was given to Princess Diana in 1981 by Prince Charles.

Aside from looking absolutely breathtaking, the ring also marked one of Diana's first breaks from royal tradition, choosing the design from a catalogue rather than opting for a custom ring (as was the tradition).

In this sense, the jewellery piece represents both Diana's life and personality and, subsequently, holds strong significance for her sons.

The Express reports that, according to the Amazon Prime documentary The Diana Story, after Diana's passing in 1997 Harry and William were able to choose a momento of their mother's.

Paul Burrow explained that William chose Diana's Cartier watch, while Harry chose her engagement ring. As Harry's ring, the piece was destined for his future wife, Meghan Markle.

The story goes, however, that when Harry heard of William's plans to propose to Kate, he said "wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?" and donated the piece. Cosmopolitan Reports.