Touching sacrifice Prince Harry made for brother William when he proposed to Kate Middleton

It’s not very well known that Harry gave up something very precious in 2010.

Princes William and Harry have been through testing times in their lives, but it’s clear the two men are incredibly close.

What many people might not know is that Harry made a lovely sacrifice for his big brother when William asked Kate Middleton to marry him in 2010.

After the death of their mother, Diana, in 1997 the boys were taken to choose a “keepsake” from her belongings in Kensington Palace, according to reports from a source ‘close to the Royals’.

“William picked his mum’s Cartier watch, and Harry picked her sapphire and diamond engagement ring,” the source told the Daily Star.

Diana wearing her engagement ring in 1981 (Image: Corbis)
Diana wearing her engagement ring in 1981 (Image: Corbis)

 

Harry was just 12 when he chose to keep his mum’s engagement ring.

However, as William was the first to get engaged he gave it up so his older brother could offer it to his bride, Kate Middleton.

“They had an agreement that whoever got engaged first would have Diana’s ring – and of course that was William and Kate,” the source added.

Princes William and Harry at the wedding of Pippa Middleton in May 2017 (Image: AFP)
Princes William and Harry at the wedding of Pippa Middleton in May 2017 (Image: AFP)

 

So what happens if 32-year-old Harry now chooses to propose to girlfriend Meghan Markle?

There are rumours he will choose one of Diana’s tiaras to make into an engagement ring, presumably by taking out a jewel or two.

But as tiaras are generally the property of the Royals and not Diana’s personal jewellery, it’s unclear whether this will ever come to pass.

Harry and Meghan have been dating for just over a year and were pictured last week on a safari holiday in Africa, amid rumours he’s about to pop the question.

It remains to be seen what Meghan, 36, will be wearing on her ring finger if he does get down on one knee, but we’re sure it will be just as beautiful as his mum’s ring.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Enjoy Trip to Africa to Celebrate Meghan's 36th BirthdayPrince Harry and Meghan Markle Enjoy Trip to Africa to Celebrate Meghan's 36th Birthday
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Enjoy Trip to Africa to Celebrate Meghan’s 36th Birthday

 

Source: www.mirror.co.uk/

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