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Prince William Gives Kate Middleton His Mother's Engagement Ring
Fox ^ | 11/16/10

Posted on 11/17/2010 4:49:04 AM PST by workerbee

The engagement ring given to Kate Middleton by her fiancé, Prince William, belonged to his mother, Princess Diana.

The ring is the stunning 18 carat blue sapphire and diamond ring his father, the Prince of Wales , gave his mother in February of 1981.

In an interview with Fox News, Diana’s former butler Paul Burrell said the ring will be introduced to a new generation through Kate Middleton.

"This was my way of making sure that my mother didn't miss out on today," William said as the couple posed for photographers inside St. James's Palace.

The wedding is set to take place next spring or summer in London. According to several reports, Prince William asked for Middleton’s hand in marriage while the two vacationed in Kenya.

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TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: british; diana; royalengagement; william
I'm liking this guy more and more.
1 posted on 11/17/2010 4:49:06 AM PST by workerbee
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To: workerbee

I understand it, but I don’t know. Hopefully it has more symbolism for him than just that miserable marriage his parents were stuck in.


2 posted on 11/17/2010 5:08:34 AM PST by Wolfie
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To: workerbee

Shouldn’t this be titled

“Rich effeminate prince gives expensive ring that was paid for by British Commoners to millionaire fiance.”?


3 posted on 11/17/2010 5:10:12 AM PST by macquire
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To: workerbee

I’ve always been somewhat amazed by the lack of spirituality of both Charles and Diana.

Charles is out sampling the cafeteria of religious experiences and seemed to have no concept of real Christianity (despite being raised to be “The Defender of the Faith!”, and Diana seemed to be a functional agnostic (despite reports she was looking into Islam). They were a troubled couple. Both seemed to have new age “greeny” tendencies.

Perhaps losing his Mom brought William to a deeper place. I hope so.

It’s nice to see the tradition, and I hope they have a happy and blessed marraige.


4 posted on 11/17/2010 5:11:11 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: workerbee

OK, they’re a nice couple.

Now get ready for non-stop royal marriage coverage.

The royal family doesn’t have much of a record for successful marriages.

Let’s hope that these two do better.


5 posted on 11/17/2010 5:17:30 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: workerbee

Where’s the picture of the ring? Or failing that the picture of Kate in a bikini (OK so I’m living vicariously here)


6 posted on 11/17/2010 5:18:11 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

Ring porn will have to do.

;-)

7 posted on 11/17/2010 5:20:21 AM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: macquire

Look at it this way: He’s recycling and saving them thousands more!

;-)


8 posted on 11/17/2010 5:23:26 AM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: workerbee

You know how there are famous diamonds are cursed, let us hope this is not the case here. I would like to see William as the king, not Charles.


9 posted on 11/17/2010 5:47:39 AM PST by swatbuznik
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To: workerbee

How well I remember the ring! I was a very young woman when Diana married and got up early in the morning to watch the wedding.

I remember there was a rumor that Diana got a pick of engagement rings (or more likely, stones) and she picked out the largest sapphire! But, undoubtedly, it is a beautiful ring. I hope William’s wife wears it with more love and happiness than poor ole Diana.


10 posted on 11/17/2010 5:59:15 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: RexBeach

She IS a cutie... let’s hope the royals are able to have at least one happy marriage.


11 posted on 11/17/2010 6:13:22 AM PST by Elwood P. Doud (America, you voted for a negro socialist with an Islamic name - so why are you surprised?)
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To: macquire

You have no clue how the money part of this works, do you?


12 posted on 11/17/2010 6:36:57 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Sure I do; The “ROYALS” appropriated propety long LONG ago. They continue to claim ownership and enjoy the income from it as well as pocketing their “ROYAL” allowances.

Decades ago I thought the Brits were well on their way to kicking the ROYAlS out by their royal arses, but it never happened. Shame.


13 posted on 11/17/2010 6:44:35 AM PST by macquire
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To: La Lydia

re: Royals and their MONEY:

It is FAR worse than I ever imagined:

“Windows are opening on the British royal family’s wealth”

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/15/world/europe/15iht-royal.1.6661422.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1

In most free countries it would be called theft.


14 posted on 11/17/2010 6:54:24 AM PST by macquire
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To: macquire

There is a difference between the crown jewels and the family’s private jewelry. Please explain about the “appropriated property.” Are you saying Prince William stole the ring? Or that Prince Charles did? All you know is that you hate the monarchy.


15 posted on 11/17/2010 6:54:59 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: macquire
Property is theft! (La propriété, c'est le vol!), a slogan coined by French anarchist Pierre-Joseph Proudhon in 1840. Didn't know he still had followers.
16 posted on 11/17/2010 6:58:36 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Good one. God save the Queen.


17 posted on 11/17/2010 7:07:11 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo

Yes. God save the Queen. Have you seen this? The date was Sept. 11.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvOtbSqeejg&feature=player_embedded


18 posted on 11/17/2010 7:11:08 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Lovely, thanks


19 posted on 11/17/2010 7:20:21 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: workerbee

Cheapskate.


20 posted on 11/17/2010 7:21:53 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: kabumpo

If you like that kind of thing, there are some excellent concert videos. The ones from the Queen’s Golden Jubilee in 2002 bring tears to my eyes. This one gives me goose bumps: God Save the Queen

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnuoGOo3Bew


21 posted on 11/17/2010 7:28:07 AM PST by La Lydia
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To: macquire

“Reparations for the victims of Anerican slavery!”


22 posted on 11/17/2010 7:42:42 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce - Karl Marx)
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To: workerbee
Thank you. I am very partial to saphires.

(I'm more partial to beautiful young ladies in bikinis but I'm satisfied with the ring at this point. :^) )

23 posted on 11/17/2010 8:27:41 AM PST by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: RexBeach
I suspect that:

Now get ready for non-stop royal marriage coverage.

...is a considerable factor in why...

The royal family doesn’t have much of a record for successful marriages.

24 posted on 11/17/2010 9:09:23 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: macquire

Do you believe that people cannot give money to whomever they so wish? And most people would give to their own progeny above all else, not so? So apart from the sums involved, how is that different from anyone else leaving money in their wills?


25 posted on 11/17/2010 9:12:46 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: macquire
The wealth needs to be redistributed eh?

I'm not sure what I would do with my share, which would probably amount to a few bricks in Buck palace.

26 posted on 11/17/2010 9:16:29 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: La Lydia

Sure he does. Curiously, they are all people who don’t have any property...


27 posted on 11/17/2010 9:18:16 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: La Lydia

I was very touched by Queen Elizabeth’s response to the 9-11 terrorist attack:

The Queen’s Tears for America: http://www.suite101.com/article.cfm/food_travel_uk/80132


28 posted on 11/17/2010 9:47:47 AM PST by RedWhiteBlue
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes, I was 13 for the C & D wedding. What a spectacle! I had all the kitchy memorabilia, LOL. Can’t wait to see this one. She is going to make a stunning bride.


29 posted on 11/17/2010 12:24:10 PM PST by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: I still care
Nice, insightful post.

I think your take on Charles and Diana could be applied to much of secular, narcissistic Europe, (and increasingly America), at large.

30 posted on 11/17/2010 12:26:59 PM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: workerbee

If you want to keep up with the wedding details, you should read the Daily Mail online. It has all the details we Royal nuts love.

I must say though, I feel somewhat sorry for the girl after the terrible experience Diana had (not that she was completely innocent, either). Perhaps Kate Middleton has a stronger center than Diana to withstand all the abuse coming her way.

I, too, collected C&D wedding kitsch. Some of it is still in plastic. I wonder what it’s worth!


31 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:17 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: workerbee

Who in her Right mind would waste her time on this effeminate fop were he not representative of the obscenity of “royal” birth? Only a woman patterned — as she has stated herself to be — on the effeminate fop’s similarly cynically opportunistic and subsequently serially promiscuous trollop female parent, Mz Dianna Spencer.


32 posted on 11/20/2010 11:02:42 PM PST by Brian Allen (Buraq Hussayn bin Buraq Hussayn bin Hussayn Ubambi, is to America what Pol Pot was to Cambodia)
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