Kate Middleton given £2,000 ring from William with ‘enormously romantic’ meaning

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KATE MIDDLETON, 39, is the wife of Prince William, 38. The couple have been married since 2011. Over the years, Prince William has given his wife some stunning pieces of jewellery.

Kate Middleton is the Duchess of Cambridge and a senior member of the Royal Family. Prince William proposed to the royal after the couple had been dating for around 10 years.

Kate was given the beautiful sapphire and diamond engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana.

The jewel has a central sapphire which is surrounded by a collection of diamonds.

It was reportedly purchased for £28,000 in 1981 when Prince Charles used it to propose to Princess Diana.

The jewel has since soared in value, however, and is believed to be worth around £300,000.

Kate Middleton: Prince William wedding ring

Kate Middleton: She has a stunning jewellery collection (Image: GETTY)

Kate Middleton: Prince William wedding ring

Kate Middleton: The royal often wears three rings on her wedding finger (Image: GETTY)

Kate and Prince William married on April 29, 2011 and the wedding took place at Westminster.

The Duchess of Cambridge added to her ring collection on the big day as she was given a wedding band made from Welsh gold.

Kate has worn it next to her engagement ring since the couple married.

A few years after their ceremony, some royal fans may have noticed she started to wear a third ring on her finger.

The white gold band is believed to be an eternity ring given to the royal by Prince William to celebrate the birth of Prince George, seven.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, 77 Diamonds managing director Tobias Kormind suggested there could be a sweet meaning behind the jewel.

He said: “The gift of an eternity ring is an enormously romantic gesture that every woman dreams of.

“It represents undying, everlasting love – this is why it usually features identically-cut diamonds set all around the band to symbolise an eternal bond.

Kate Middleton: Prince William wedding ring

Kate Middleton: The ring could have a very ‘romantic’ reason (Image: GETTY)

“Eternity rings usually celebrate wedding anniversaries or other special occasions. They are a profound promise of life-long companionship.”

Prince William gifting the ring to his wife may have further shown his commitment to the Duchess.

The subtle band is also thought to be worth as much as £2,000.

Tobias added: “From the pictures, this seems to be either a platinum or white gold eternity ring, with a continuing line of round brilliant diamonds thread and grain set into the band, to enhance the brilliance of the stones.

Kate Middleton: Prince William relationship

Kate Middleton: She married Prince William in 2011 (Image: EXPRESS)

“A thread and grain setting is where the gold metal border is visible around the diamonds and there are small precious metal claws holding each individual diamond.

“I estimate a ring like this would be priced at around £1,500 to £2,000 on the high street.”

Since Prince George was born in 2013, Kate has worn the jewel on countless occasions.

The mother-of-three will often wear it on her wedding finger as is tradition for eternity bands.

 

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The royal line of succession – who outranks who?

The line of succession to the British throne dictates the order in which each member of the Royal Family would ascend to the throne.

It is also seen as a ranking of importance with the head of the line, the Queen, taking the place of ruler.

Older children come before younger children. Traditionally boys came before girls, but this law was changed on 26 March 2015 before the birth of Prince William’s first child.

Incredibly, Catholics are still excluded from the line of succession, as are children born outside of wedlock.

The royals, who usually stick to a strict protocol when appearing in public, often arrive at events in ascending order of importance, with the most important royal arriving last.

Prince Charles, 72, is currently first-in-line to the British throne, followed by Prince William, 38, his oldest son.

Then comes Prince William’s children, George, seven, Charlotte, five, and Louis, two, and they are followed by Prince Harry, 36. Prince Harry is succeeded by his son Archie Harrison, born in May 2019.

Source: EXPESS O UKR

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