Here Are the Hidden Stories Behind 10 Royal Engagement Rings

When it comes to engagement rings, the royal family doesn’t simply go to a jewelry store and pick one out. Many times, the royals choose to create the ring themselves, often with diamonds that hold special meaning.

From Queen Elizabeth II to the Duchess of Sussex, many royal rings are truly one of a kind and remarkable because of the stories about how they came to be. Scroll down to discover hidden stories behind 10 royal engagement rings.

  1. Queen Elizabeth II

    The Queen’s engagement ring was created using diamonds from Prince Philip’s mother’s tiara.

  2. Grace Kelly’s ring from Prince Rainier III of Monaco

    Cartier created Grace Kelly’s engagement ring using diamonds from the Monegasque royal family. Later, Prince Rainier III gave the actress a different ring, inspired by one of her movie roles.

  3. Sarah Ferguson

    Prince Andrew created Sarah Ferguson’s ring himself. He chose the ruby in the center to complement her hair.

  4. Princess Eugenie

    Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring is very similar to her mother’s, but unlike Sarah Ferguson’s ring, the center stone is a rose colored sapphire.

  5. Princess Margaret

    The Queen’s sister’s ring was created to resemble a rosebud. Her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, created the flower shaped ring in honor of her middle name, Rose.

  6. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

    Prince Charles’s second wife’s ring was a family heirloom that used to belong to the Queen Mother.

  7. Princess Beatrice

    Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi designed Princess Beatrice’s ring with the help of jeweler Shaun Leane.

  8. Princess Diana

    Princess Diana picked her ring out of a catalog. It was not created with especially meaningful diamonds which actually makes it noteworthy since the royal family didn’t approve of a princess wearing a ring a commoner could buy.

  9. Kate Middleton

    Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton with his late mother’s engagement ring.

  10. Meghan Markle

    The center stone in Meghan Markle’s engagement ring is from Botswana, and the two diamonds on the sides were Princess Diana’s.