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Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

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Picture of the Kate Middleton's Sapphire and Diamond Ring
Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

Photo of Kate Middleton Engagement Ring by Arthur Edwards/Getty Images

Kate Middleton Engagement Ring

November 16, 2010

Prince William and Kate Middleton formally announced their engagement today. Kate's engagement ring is Princess Diana's 18 carat blue sapphire and diamond ring, given to Diana by Prince Charles when the two became engaged in 1981.

William and Kate have dated for eight years, with much speculation from the press about when, not if, they would become engaged. William is said to have proposed to Kate during a trip to Kenya. Watch for a Royal wedding in the spring or summer of 2011.

Flip to the next page of the gallery for a close-up photo of Kate's engagement ring.

Since this was originally Diana's engagement ring, it's already been copied, but watch for even more look-alikes, either with faux "jewels" or the real deal.

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