Where Did Prince Charles Get the Engagement Ring He Gave to Camilla and Does She Still Wear It?
Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s love story doesn’t exactly mirror pages out of a storybook.
The pair met in the early ’70s and began dating but when Prince Charles enlisted in the Royal Navy Camilla married her former beau, Andrew Parker Bowles. In 1981, Charles proposed to Lady Diana Spencer. Even while married to other people, the prince and Camilla were never really out of each other’s lives and carried on an extramarital affair for several years.
Camilla and Andrew ended up divorcing as did Charles and Princess Diana. It took a while for the public to accept Camilla and after the queen gave her blessing, the pair wed on April 9, 2005. Over the years most Brits began to soften their stance against the prince’s second wife.
Because of the cloud that once hung over their relationship though many details regarding their engagement weren’t widely covered. In fact, most royal fans can’t even describe what Camilla’s engagement ring looks like. Here’s more on that gorgeous sparkler and where Prince Charles got the ring.
Where did Camilla’s ring come from and does she still wear it?
Camilla’s ring is stunning. It features a five-carat emerald-cut diamond in the center with three diamond baguettes on each side. It once belonged to Prince Charles’ grandmom, the Queen Mother. The piece is one of the larger engagement rings in the royal family as well as one of the most valuable.
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