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In photos: A look at royal engagement rings

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.

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Mother of the bride, Sarah, Duchess of York received from Prince Andrew, who designed the ring himself.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Zara Tindall was given this ring by husband, Mike.

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The Duchess of Cornwall received a massive diamond from Prince Charles.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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King Willem-Alexander presented Queen Máxima with an orange diamond – symbolic as the colour orange is closely associated with the Netherlands.

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Prince Carl Philip of Sweden gave Sofia Hellqvist a diamond ring he designed himself.

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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.

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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.

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King Philippe of Belgium gave Queen Mathilde a gold and ruby ring in a diamond band.

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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.

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Chris O’Neill gave Princess Madeleine of Sweden a traditional silver diamond ring.

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Princess Charlene of Monaco received a unique pear-shaped diamond ring by Repossi from Prince Albert.

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Queen Margrethe of Denmark was given a whopper including two massive diamonds from her late French husband, Prince Henrik.

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Similar to Princess Grace, Queen Paola of Belgium received a square-cut diamond ring.

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Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg was presented with a large diamond ring with smaller diamonds surrounding it by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

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King Abdullah of Jordan gave Queen Rania a gorgeous diamond ring.

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Less talked about is Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan’s rather large engagement ring from the King.

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About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.