In recent years, it seems as though there has been a royal wedding at every turn. With the vast majority of the Queen’s grandchildren now of marriageable age, it’s hardly surprising that there seems to have been a royal engagement announcement every couple of years since the wedding of William and Kate, Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in April 2011.
Whilst we all absolutely love the regal splendour of a royal wedding, we also love the engagement announcements almost equally due to the often unmatched beauty of those royal rocks! From the subtle to the unusual, there’s something to suit every taste in the collection of royal proposals of recent history.
Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge
Probably the most famous of them all, and definitely the most spoken about, Kate Middleton’s royal sparkler was a stunning piece with a meaningful message, hailing from the collection of William’s mother, the late Princess Diana. Definitely the pick of those with a penchant for vintage engagement rings, the stunning 12 carat sapphire sparkler is surrounded by a 14-diamond halo on a gold band.
Megan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
With the proposal said to have been during a cosy night in at their home, the former Duchess of Sussex’s engagement ring is a gorgeous piece of jewellery. Whilst it was newly created and designed by husband Prince Harry, it features a 3 carat cushion cut diamond, flanked by two diamonds which also came from Princess Diana’s collection, offering a sweet …