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Kate Middleton Engagement Ring: Would You Wear Your MIL's Ring?

By ToniFitz76 |

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Kate Middleton's engagement ring: Would you wear your mother-in-law's ring?

Kate Middleton’s engagement ring used to belong to Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana. Would you wear an engagement ring that had belonged to your mother-in-law? I’ve heard some people saying today they would not want to wear their MIL’s ring, but I disagree.

I’d be happy to wear my mother-in-law’s ring, for these three reasons:

1. It shows that family means something to my husband – even moreso in this case, because Prince William could obviously afford to buy something bling-tacular. Instead, he chose to use a family heirloom.

2. It’s a beautiful way to honor his late mother. She can’t be at the wedding, but Diana will be there in spirit through the ring. I think it’s a beautiful gesture by a loving son.

3. It’s not the ring that matters; it’s the thought behind it. I will admit I’m not a big jewelry person, but I’d never judge my prince by his princess diamond. I’d judge him on him.

Of course, I also adore my mother-in-law, so I know I’m going against the grain. What do you think – would you wear your mother-in-law’s ring?

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Toni Fitzgerald has two children, a husband and a cat. She was a contributor for the Babble Famecrawler blog, and currently works for MediaLife Magazine.

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0 thoughts on “Kate Middleton Engagement Ring: Would You Wear Your MIL's Ring?

  1. nope says:

    you said it: You adore your MIL. I don’t. She’s always played favorites (against my husband), she can hardly be bothered to pay attention to her grandchildren, and she’s never bothered to get to know me. If I were wearing her ring, I’d feel uptight every time I looked at it. I’m glad to have my OWN ring from my husband. If the situation were different, though, I definitely would. I love heirlooms!

  2. Lisa says:

    If my mother-in-law were Princess Diana, and it was one of the most famous and recognizable rings of the modern day, heck yes I’d wear the ring. And even in my own life, I WISH we’d had a nice family heirloom that we could have used for my ring. It would have saved us a pretty penny. My engagement/wedding set were insanely expensive. I guess I’m practical in that way. Not to mention, I like the idea of a family heirloom to be passed down through the generations.

  3. Would wear it! says:

    My fiance gave me his mothers ring (who had passed away two years prior). That gesture was more then touching it was unbelievable. He loved and adored his mother and so did I. She was always so welcoming and kind to me and I know she was a huge part of his entire families life. To wear this ring means the world to me. It means I am truly being excepted by the whole family because it was not only my fiance’s decision to give it to me it was his Dad’s and brother and sister’s decision as well.

    And it was a sapphire and diamond engagement ring! Just like Princess Diana and Kate’s ring :)

  4. susanne casey says:

    If the mother-in-law was Diana, I think anyone would be thrilled to have this ring. In an age when even the Royals are trying to curb expenses, I think this is wonderful for William to want Kate to have his Mom’s ring. He is well known for loving his Mom, any most men who love their mothers make great husbands. Very happy for them both…I miss Diana and I see her soo much in William. Best of luck to them .

  5. Alexandra says:

    Now she’s Catherine? We’ve all gotten to know her as Kate, I imagine her choice. It doesn’t matter if she’s Kate or Catherine. She is marrying the future king. We will know her by any name, but it’s like she’s no longer happy with the name she’s gone by for a long time.

  6. michelle says:

    Diana’s ring is gorgeous and it is extremely appropriate that Catherine wears it now. She is the ONLY person who could wear this ring and it should be worn. William was Diana’s first born and presumably will be King. Heirloom pieces are always special and this ring is the one of the most famous pieces of jewelry in history. I would wear my mother-in-law’s ring, but Catherine has a hundred times more reasons to wear Diana’s.

  7. Pam says:

    I absolutely love that he wants to share something so special to him with his soon-to-be wife. I enjoyed reading all of your posts.

  8. david dray says:

    I think “wouldwearit” has made a slip, and I hope it’s not a Freudian one. She means accepted, not excepted.
    Let them enjoy their happiness

  9. Dayle Brewster says:

    I heard on the News a few weeks ago that William and Kate might be announcing their engagement, I thought then wouldn’t it be nice if William gave Kate his mother’s engagement ring. I was not suprised. If Diana were alive today I am sure she would have given William the ring just for this reason. The ring is going to a good home and a beautiful finger.
    Congratulation to William and Katherine

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