20 Times Kate Middleton Showed off Her Stunning Engagement Ring

Madison Breaux | Jun 25, 2019 Celebrities
20 Times Kate Middleton Showed off Her Stunning Engagement Ring
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Honestly, we pretty much all remember the day Prince William and Kate Middleton announced their engagement like it was yesterday. It's quickly approaching a decade that this joyous occasion happened, but every detail will always be ingrained in our minds, and perhaps the thing that we all remember most is the ring that the couple showed off. Calling it heart-warming would be an understatement, but the world swooned when the soon-to-be Cambridges revealed that Kate's engagement ring was Princess Diana's iconic ring. Is there anyone most worthy of paying such a tribute to William's mom? Absolutely not. And since then, Kate has done that stone so much justice. 

But come on ... what lady wouldn't love a 12-carat sapphire with diamonds around it? Just one glance at it, and we can't really blame Kate for wanting to show it off whenever she gets the chance. Now, we're pretty sure Kate doesn't purposefully flaunt her ring all the time, but sometimes, she just can't help it. And there's really no blaming her, because if we had a ring like that, we'd never keep our hands still.

With a stone that big and that WOW, it's hard (if not, impossible) to hide it from everyone -- especially when everyone is just begging for a glimpse of it. Everything from the Duchess of Cambridge clapping to her fixing her hair gives us a good look at that engagement stone, and we're always forever grateful. So, because we'll probably never get tired of looking at it, here are 20 times Kate Middleton couldn't help but show off her gorgeous bling.

  • The Subtle Show-Off

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    Look -- Kate isn't one to flash that gorgeous ring overtly. This duchess is subtle about how she shows off that rock of hers. She knows that all it takes is a simple touch of the clutch handbag, and bam ... people are automatically going to glance down at the jewel.

  • Waving Bye

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    It might just be us, but we thinking Kate has learned how to strategically wave to her fans and onlookers just so that they get the perfect glimpse of her engagement ring. There's nothing wrong with wanting to flaunt what you got, right?

  • A Shoulder to Lean On

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    When in need, Kate knows that her beautiful ring always has a sturdy shoulder to rest upon. We could only dream of having a ring that glamorous to show off to everyone.

  • Flick of the Wrist

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    Just look at how skillfully Kate was positioning her wrist so that her ring was displayed in a subtle, yet effective way. If we thought Kate's fashion abilities took insane talent, her skill for showing off her engagement stone is just as impressive.

  • Sweet Clapping

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    The line of work that Kate married into requires a lot of hand-shaking and clapping, so it's really quite the natural platform for showing off impressive jewelry. Luckily for her, she's got the perfect engagement ring to do that.

  • The Game Is On

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    Yes, Kate's engagement rock is bigger than most, but that wasn't stopping her from giving her absolute ALL in a game of pool at this royal engagement. We think it was actually helping her balance the pool stick.

  • Matching Outfit to Her Ring

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    We're not sure if Kate does this completely on purpose, but she does have a habit of matching her outfit to her engagement ring. Maybe it's just the fact that the beautiful blue sapphire just goes with absolutely everything.

  • Baby & Bling

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    Well ... if there's anything that an engagement ring matches perfectly, it's a newborn baby. Some photographer shot this perfect picture of new baby Charlotte sleeping peacefully with Kate's left hand sweetly resting over her.

  • Blue & Emerald

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    Surprise, surprise ... Kate's gorgeous emerald dress is the perfect pair for her engagement ring. There's one thing we know for sure -- this outfit would have made Princess Diana extremely proud. And she'd be happy to see her ring shown off in such a way.

  • Making It Pop

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    That amazing sapphire stone absolutely pops up against Kate's bright red coat, and we can't imagine the duchess and the ring ever looking more beautiful than this.

  • Bending the Arm

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    Really all it takes is a subtle bend of Kate's arm, and we're all immediately going to stare her engagement ring. Are we ashamed? Not at all. Our only request is that Kate does this more often so we get better glimpses of it.

  • The First Look

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    Well ... sort of. The world made a collective gasp when we found out that Prince William had proposed to Kate with his mother's old ring -- in the best way, of course! There was no one more deserving of that ring than Miss Middleton.

  • Talk to the Ring

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    Kate does not look the least bit interested in whatever her husband was saying to her, so she's just telling him to "talk to the ring." Honestly, it's a pretty good defense, and if we had a ring as gorgeous as Kate's, we'd be using it too.

  • The Duchess Clap

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    Kate is so unbelievably demure, and if she weren't so modest, we'd say that she was clapping like this for a very important reason. Raising her hands like that is the perfect opportunity for her ring to be on full display, no??

  • Blue Baby

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    Here's just another instance where Kate manages to make her outfit and her ring look like the perfect pair. We wish we had the same powers as the duchess, but well, that's why she's Kate Middleton.

  • Fixing the Flyaways

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    Well ... the flyaways have to be fixed somehow, so Kate might as well fix them with the hand that holds the most beautiful engagement ring ever, right?

  • Paired With a Good Brew

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    We never thought Kate would be showing off her ring by enjoying a nice pint, but hey, sometimes these things just happen. We're sure the duchess doesn't do this on purpose, but with a ring like that, it's hard to hide it.

  • Fit for the Ball

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    Honestly ... when Prince William and Kate get all dolled up for special royal engagements, the duchess doesn't even really need any other jewelry. With a rock like that on her hand, that's all the bling she needs to be the star of the show.

  • Contrasting Vibes

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    There's something odd about seeing Kate's huge engagement ring being on full display up against her sporty, outdoors outfit. Opposites attract, right? We think in this instance, that is most definitely the case.

  • The Perfect Pair

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    OK -- there's something about the way Kate's engagement ring looks when she wears dark green outfits. It makes the stone look green rather than blue, but still all the more gorgeous. Anything to make that jewel pop, right?

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