When Prince Harry’s book Spare came out, a lot of revelations came to light. For instance, Harry wrote in Spare that the story about him giving Prince William their mother Princess Diana’s ring never happened. He said, “None of it ever happened. I never gave Willy that ring because it wasn’t mine to give. He already had it. He’d asked for it after Mummy died, and I’d been more than happy to let it go.”
However, Diana’s former royal butler Paul Burrell is the latest person to make claims that Harry’s story isn’t entirely accurate. Burrell claims that despite Harry claiming otherwise, he did give William their mother’s ring for Kate Middleton to wear.
According to Burrell, who claims he was there during this event, he previously said per Newsweek: “Harry obviously gave up his treasure to his brother so that it could be on the ring finger of his wife who would one day be Queen.”
He said that when Harry and William were younger, when they had to pick jewelry from their mother’s collection, Harry did ask for the legendary sapphire engagement ring while William chose a Cartier watch Diana wore frequently. And now Burrell is saying that Harry allegedly gave it to his brother before their feud.
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