The Princess of Wales’ former butler Paul Burrell revealed when she died in 1997, both of her young sons were allowed to pick out something from her sparkling collection to hold onto.
Burrell, 65, claimed that Harry, now 38, got her iconic navy blue engagement ring that she received from King (then Prince) Charles in 1981, while William, 41, desired her Cartier watch.
According to Burrell, the wristwatch was given to Diana on her 21st birthday by her father, John Spencer.
When it was time for the William to propose to Middleton 13 years ago, Harry had allowed his older brother to use their mother’s engagement circlet.
“Harry said to him [William]: ‘Wouldn’t it be fitting if she had mommy’s ring?’ ” Burrell said in the documentary.
“One day that ring will be sat on the throne of England. Harry gave up his precious treasure, his one thing he kept from his mother, he gave to his brother. That’s selfless, kind, and exactly who Diana was,” the ex-royal household servant added.
Fast forward to late 2017, the Invictus Games founder became engaged to love Meghan Markle and opted to give her a custom-made ring that had remnants of his mother’s prized gemstone collection.
Prince Harry wanted Princess Di’s blue engagement ring — but William got it first. Prince Harry wanted Princess Di’s blue engagement ring — but William got it first