Prince Harry made THIS huge sacrifice for Kate Middleton – what will Meghan Markle say?
Prince Harry reportedly ‘gave up’ his mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring so Prince William could propose to Kate Middleton in 2010. If he proposes to girlfriend Meghan Markle a source claims it will be with a ring made from Diana’s emerald bracelet.
Prince Harry, 32, has whisked his girlfriend Meghan Markle, 36, to Africa on a romantic week away in Africa in celebration of her birthday – last Friday.
The relationship is heating up although the pair, who began dating a year ago, are extremely private and rarely pictured together.
But even if an engagement is on the cards, Meghan won’t be receiving Harry’s late mother Princess Diana’s engagement ring.
I’s been revealed the Prince gave up his mother’s engagement ring so his brother, Prince William, could propose to Kate Middleton back in 2010.
A source close to the royals told the Daily Star: “After Diana died, the boys both chose a keepsake from Kensington Palace when they moved to Charles’ rooms in St James’s Palace.
“William picked his mum’s Cartier watch, and Harry picked her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.
“But they had an agreement that whoever got engaged first would have Diana’s ring – and of course that was William and Kate.”
Prince William and Kate were at breathtaking Lake Rutundu in Kenya when he proposed.
Prince Harry won’t give Meghan Markle Princess Diana’s engagement ring – because Kate has it
It’s well-known that Prince Harry feels an affinity towards Africa after, aged just 12, he was whisked away from the UK to escape the fall-out following the tragic death of his mother.
Speaking about his love for the continent earlier this year, he said: “I first came in 1997, straight after my mum died. My dad told my brother and me we were going to Africa to get away from it all.
“This is where I feel more like myself than anywhere else in the world. I have this intense sense of complete relaxation and normality here.”
Meghan, a US actress and divorcee, needn’t despair at the lack of ring, however.
The young royal is rumoured to be having an engagement ring made from his late mother Prince Diana’s jewellery for his Suits beau Meghan – and it will have an emerald stone in the centre.
Earlier this year it was reported the Prince has enlisted royal jeweller Harry Collins to create an emerald engagement ring ahead of a special proposal.
The £100k engagement ring is said to be made from Princess Diana’s bracelet – and will be cushion set for his US girlfriend.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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