Kate Middleton's Engagement Ring Doesn't Technically Belong to Her

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Who knew?! While it's impossible to imagine any current royal other than Kate Middleton sporting Princess Diana's iconic sapphire ring, turns out, it was meant to be for Meghan Markle. In a new Amazon Prime documentary, The Diana Story, Princess Diana's former butler Paul Burrell revealed that the $370,000 ring was originally inherited by Prince Harry -- but Harry gave it to Prince William before he proposed to Kate Middleton

Talk about being an awesome brother. 

  • Apparently, after his mother died, Harry had the opportunity to choose a few pieces of jewelry from her collection -- and he picked out her engagement ring. 

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    But then, when it was obvious that Kate was going to become Prince William's wife, Harry offered up the show-stopping piece to his older brother. 

    “Harry said to him: ‘Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mummy’s ring?’” Burrell said in the documentary, adding that the “selfless” act was exactly the type of qualities Diana hoped to instill in her children. 

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  • Again, it's practically impossible to imagine anyone other than Kate wearing Diana's ring -- but who knew it was all thanks to Harry?!

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    "Then one day that ring will be sat on the throne of England. Harry gave up his precious treasure," Burrell said in the documentary. “His one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother. That’s selfless, kind and exactly who Diana was.”

  • Of course, even though Kate got THE ring, Prince Harry certainly didn't skimp when he popped the question to Meghan Markle. 

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    Meghan's breathtaking yellow gold ring was designed in part by Prince Harry. The main diamond is from Botswana, a place near and dear to both Harry and Meghan, and the two diamonds flanking it are from Diana's collection.

    During their engagement interview, Meghan said that it ensured Diana is “with us on this crazy journey together.”

    The duchess added: "Everything about Harry’s thoughtfulness and the inclusion of Princess Diana’s stones and obviously not being able to meet his mum. It’s so important to me to know that she’s a part of this with us.”
  • Everything always winds up working out just as it should, but we'd be remiss if we didn't say we're looking at Harry in a bit of a different light after learning this. 

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    We always knew he was a sweetheart, but damn. That is one selfless act. 

    Wills, you kind of owe your brother, dude.