Touching sacrifice Prince Harry made for William – which meant Meghan lost out

Princes William and Harry have supported each other through the hardest moments of their lives, including the death of their mother, the difficulties of royal life and relationship heartbreak.

Despite rumours of a fallout between the two brothers, the years support and advice show how incredibly close they were.

One gesture that particularly shows their bond was a touching sacrifice Harry made for his big brother when William asked Kate Middleton to marry him in 2010.

After the death of their mother, Diana, in 1997 the boys were taken to choose a "keepsake" from her belongings in Kensington Palace, according to reports from a source 'close to the Royals'.

“William picked his mum’s Cartier watch, and Harry picked her sapphire and diamond engagement ring," the source told the Daily Star.

Harry was just 12 when he chose to keep his mum's engagement ring.

However, as William was the first to get engaged he gave it up so his older brother could offer it to his bride, Kate Middleton.

“They had an agreement that whoever got engaged first would have Diana’s ring – and of course that was William and Kate," the source added.

So when Kate and William announced their engagement to the world, the now Duchess of Cambridge proudly showed off the stunning sapphire and diamond ring.

But this of course meant that when Harry knew it was time to ask Meghan Markle to be his wife, he needed to find a ring.

The Duke popped the question back in 2017 with a beautiful ring he designed himself.

And he still made sure his mother was represented in the ring, using two diamonds from his her collection and one from Botswana, where he does a lot of charity work.

However Meghan decided to redesign the ring slightly earlier this year – and it's now even more glitzy.

Instead of the original thick gold band, the diamonds now sit on a much thinner micropavé band.

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