Published On: Thu, Aug 22nd, 2019

Royal news: Why Harry gave Diana’s £300K ring to Kate and NOT Meghan | Royal | News

The Duchess of Sussex could have ended up with the Princess of Wales’s sapphire ring, believed to be worth £300,000 – however the stone ended up on the finger the Kate thanks to Prince Harry, it has been claimed. In the new Amazon Prime documentary ‘The Diana Story’, her former butler, Paul Burrell said the piece which became the Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement ring in 2011, had belonged to the Duke of Sussex. Following Diana’s tragic death in 1997, Prince William and Harry had the opportunity to select their favourite pieces from their mother’s stellar collection.

Meanwhile, prior to William’s proposal to Kate in 2010, Harry offered his brother the chance to give the precious ring to Kate in honour of their mother.

Mr Burrell told the documentary: “Harry said to him: ‘Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?’.”

The royal expert said the “selfless” act showed by Harry reflected the attitude installed in him by his mother.

Mr Burrell added: “Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England.

“Harry gave up his precious treasure.

“His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother.

“That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.”

However, seven years later Meghan would not miss out on a piece of royal history during her proposal by Harry in 2017.

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The Duke presented Meghan with a pavé diamond eternity ring which includes two diamonds from Diana.

The stunning ring was sourced from stone from Botswana along with the diamonds from his mother.

Meghan was overwhelmed with Harry’s “thoughtfulness” and said it ensured Diana is “with us on this crazy journey together”.

The royal couple will be able to visit the origins of the ring when the family of three head on their first royal engagement as a trio when they travel to South Africa in the autumn.

The Duke is also carrying out solo visits to Angola, Malawi and Botswana.

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