William gives Kate Diana's ring
Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother's engagement ring, which she chose herself after getting engaged to the Prince of Wales.
The 18-carat white gold ring contains an oval sapphire surrounded by a cluster of 14 diamonds.
His mother chose the ring, which cost £28,000 at the time, from a selection presented to her by the jewellers Garrard after she had accepted the Prince of Wales's proposal, which he made at a private dinner at Buckingham Palace in February 1981.
The ring was not designed especially for the future Princess of Wales -- meaning that any member of the public could potentially buy the same ring from the Garrard catalogue.
Ms Middleton said yesterday: "It's beautiful. I just hope that I look after it. It's obviously very, very special." (© Daily Telegraph, London)