As Princess Beatrice has announced her engagement to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and revealed her gorgeous diamond engagement ring, we are taking a look at some of the other royal engagement rings presented over the years.
The most famous royal engagement ring is, of course, the one once worn by Diana, Princess of Wales which now sits on the Duchess of Cambridge’s left ring finger. It was made by Garrard, and William presented it to Catherine to keep Diana close during such a happy time.Embed from Getty Images
Mother of the bride, Sarah, Duchess of York received from Prince Andrew, who designed the ring himself.Embed from Getty Images
Little sister, Princess Eugenie received a ring similar to that of the Duchess of York. Eugenie’s husband, Jack Brooksbank presented her with the ring featuring what he called an “amazing padparadscha sapphire.”Embed from Getty Images
The Queen received a diamond ring from Prince Philip for their engagement, and it comes with a sweet story. The diamond came from Philip’s mother’s wedding tiara.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Harry made sure his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales was present in the Duchess of Sussex’s engagement ring. He used two diamonds from her jewellery set in the engagement ring he designed for Meghan.Embed from Getty Images
Zara Tindall was given this ring by husband, Mike.Embed from Getty Images
The Duchess of Cornwall received a massive diamond from Prince Charles.Embed from Getty Images
There are many lovely engagement rings from outside the UK, as well, that deserve to be highlighted:
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark presented Mary Donaldson with a ruby and diamond ring that mimicked the Danish flag.Embed from Getty Images
Frederik’s brother, Prince Joachim gave his love, Princess Marie, a ring designed to look like the French flag as a wonderful tribute to Marie’s home country.Embed from Getty Images
King Felipe of Spain gave Queen Letizia a unique and non-traditional diamond ring. Instead of having a larger diamond as the centre, the band had diamonds all around it like a simple wedding ring.Embed from Getty Images
King Willem-Alexander presented Queen Máxima with an orange diamond – symbolic as the colour orange is closely associated with the Netherlands.
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden gave Sofia Hellqvist a diamond ring he designed himself.Embed from Getty Images
In the 1950s, Prince Rainier of Monaco gave Grace Kelly a diamond sparkler from Cartier, and Grace even wore it in one of her final films.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark’s ring from Carlos Javier Morales Quintana. It was silver with just one medium-sized diamond in a wide band.Embed from Getty Images
King Philippe of Belgium gave Queen Mathilde a gold and ruby ring in a diamond band.Embed from Getty Images
Crown Princes Mette-Marit of Norway was given a yellow gold ring with diamonds and rubies that had previously been given to Crown Prince Haakon’s mother, Queen Sonja and grandmother, Crown Princess Märtha.Embed from Getty Images
Chris O’Neill gave Princess Madeleine of Sweden a traditional silver diamond ring.
Princess Charlene of Monaco received a unique pear-shaped diamond ring by Repossi from Prince Albert.Embed from Getty Images
Queen Margrethe of Denmark was given a whopper including two massive diamonds from her late French husband, Prince Henrik.Embed from Getty Images
Similar to Princess Grace, Queen Paola of Belgium received a square-cut diamond ring.Embed from Getty Images
Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg was presented with a large diamond ring with smaller diamonds surrounding it by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.Embed from Getty Images
King Abdullah of Jordan gave Queen Rania a gorgeous diamond ring.
Less talked about is Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan’s rather large engagement ring from the King.