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Kate Middleton Engagement Ring: Prince William Tribute to Princess Diana Sweet or Cheap?

By WendyM |

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Prince William gives Kate Middleton Princess Diana's engagement ring

Prince William’s engagement ring to Kate Middleton was a tribute to his mom, Princess Diana, according to William.

But do you think Prince William’s gesture to remember Princess Diana is sweet… or do you think Kate deserved a unique new ring to call her own? Is it cheap to recycle your mom’s engagement ring?

When I heard that Prince William gave Kate Middleton Princess Diana’s engagement ring, I thought it was such a sweet idea to make his mother part of the process… a special tribute to remember her.

Then I started reading what others had to say about it – and comments ranged from Prince William being too cheap about the engagement ring to those who thought the failed marriage associated with the ring made it less than a romantic notion.

There have been, of course, plenty of lovely comments about how Prince William’s decision to give Kate Middleton Princess Diana’s engagement ring was a very thoughtful idea.

What do you think of Prince William giving Kate Middleton his mother’s ring? Do you think it’s a nice gesture to remember Princess Diana… or do you think Kate should have had a new ring?

Is it cheap to propose with your mother’s ring?

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Wendy Michaels** has been an entertainment writer for many years, covering the celeb buzz for both TV Crunch and Movie Crunch blogs. She loves celebrity gossip on any level, from A-listers right down to those pesky reality stars. Wendy's passion for entertainment news is a strange addiction, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she enjoys time with her husband and two children.

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5 thoughts on “Kate Middleton Engagement Ring: Prince William Tribute to Princess Diana Sweet or Cheap?

  1. Kristin says:

    I think the idea of him using his mothers ring is beautiful. There is so much history involved in the ring if I were Kate I would be touched to receive it. Just because the Marriage of Diana and Charles failed doesn’t diminish the love with which the ring was given. Diana and Charles both love their sons and that didn’t change because they got a divorce.

  2. MissLadyTay says:

    I think any girl who stamped her foot and wanted a new ring after being honored with the ring of her fiance’s late mother would be a girl to dump. Fast. It’s a gorgeous ring, and of course William doesn’t think it’s bad luck. He probably looks at it, thinks loving thoughts about his mother, and wanted to see it on the woman he loves who sadly never met Diana.

  3. Margaret W says:

    I disagree that the ring stands for the failed marriage of Charles and Diana, and that it has negative connotations or was a cheap or tacky gesture. It’s a very old tradition to give one’s fiance an engagement ring that had belonged to the man’s mother or grandmother, particularly if that person is no longer alive and was as much loved as Princess Diana was by her son. Prince William’s decision to give the ring to Kate Middleton honored that tradition and stood as a symbol that his love for his wife to be is as deep and as important to him as his love for his mother was.

    I just watched the video of Prince William and Kate Middleton’s interview about their engagement, and I was struck by how mature, committed, and thoughtful they are about their relationship and the challenges in their future, particularly for Kate, in facing a lifetime of public scrutiny. They made it clear that they have deliberately waited and taken the time to make their relationship as strong as possible before marrying, and Prince William said that he wanted to avoid “the mistakes of the past.” The choice of the ring was evidently well thought through, and Kate’s decision to wear a sapphire blue gown matching the ring spoke volumes. I don’t envy them, but I wish them the best.

  4. Consuelo says:

    I think it was a beautiful gesture. Lady Diana was much loved by her son – the ring represents that not a failed marriage.

  5. kinita kaye says:

    congrats..PRINCE WILLIAMS MUST HAVE CHOSEN A TRULLY BEAUTIFUL IN AND OUT OF KATE PERSONA.WILLIAM HAS THE IN AND OUT BEAUTY OF HIS MOTHER..AND THIS BOY’S INSTINCT IS ALWAYS GUIDED..NOT BY FORCE..BY NATURE.PRINCE WILLS, IVE BEEN FOLLOWING UR MOM’S SMALL FAMILY YOU AND HARRY SINCE YOU WERE BROUGHT UP IN THIS WORLD..TAKE CARE OF HARRY

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