Entry #68 – Prince William, Kate Middleton and the engagement ring

Whilst I congratulate Prince William on finally proposing to his erstwhile girlfriend whom he’s been with for 8years now, I’m pretty skeptical about his reason for giving Kate an engagement ring that belonged to his late mother Princess Diana.

The only reason Prince William gave was that it was a way to ensure that his late mum did not miss out on any of the excitement. That seems innocent enough. But in my strict opinion this reason is not plausible. Lets not forget that despite sporting a big blue Sapphire rock when Prince Charles proposed, their marriage sure went ahead to be a rocky. Their marriage was a mess,  courtesy of Prince Charles’ infidelity. Why then would Prince William want to impose such a jinx on his impending marriage to Kate? Or is he not superstitious? Looking down the Royal bloodline they’re not exactly boasting of a load of happy weddings: Duchess of York & Prince Andrew, Princess Ann & Andrew Parker Bowles, Prince Charles & Princess Diana, etc. There isn’t a role model in sight for the next king of England it seems.

What I really want to know is what Kate feels about the ring. Is she truly elated about wearing a ring that wasn’t handpicked specially for her? Does she want a constant reminder of Princess Diana on her own finger? Is she just trying to please the Prince since it has taken this long for him to propose (‘ooh, better not stir up anything now else it may be another 8years before he pops the question again’) Is it that she is just as driven as Princess Diana was to become a Princess? I only hope that she keeps that ring on after the wedding because Prince William will definitely be keeping a close eye on that finger (and so will the media).  I also hope Prince William is not planning on using the wedding rings of his parents – that would be the final straw!  I wonder what Kate’s parents think about the ring. I know what some of Sky News reporters think after I watched them converse on yesterday’s breakfast show…

Anyway,  I’ll throw it out in the open – Late mum’s engagement ring from a loveless marriage given to your fiancée. Romantic or not?

7 thoughts on “Entry #68 – Prince William, Kate Middleton and the engagement ring

  1. I think having dated for 8 years it’s possible that Kate and Willy are actually in love. With that being said, chances are she’s pissed at not having her own ring. She probably thinks herself “special”, worthy of her own special ring, afterall, how many women get the chance to marry a future king? But then again, Di was a pretty amazing woman in her own right, so maybe it’s an honour…??
    I can tell you that I think I’m excited about the nuptials. I remember getting up in the middle of the night as a child so I could watch the marriage of Will’s parents live on TV. At the behest of my stepmother, who insisted I experience history in the making, (the history of a “king” that never was) I dragged my wee ass out of bed to watch a shy young girl mistakenly speak vows to the wrong man. (She referred to him as Philip Charles Arthur George, instead of Charles Philip Arthur George, yes, it’s the one thing I remember about that looooong drawn out event)
    Let’s just hope that Kate gets her own dress. Either way, at this point, I plan to do it all over again, to catch another piece of history.

  2. I think that there is nothing wrong with the ring itself… the only deja vu there might be going on here (if that’s what people supersiciously want to read into it) is that history *might possibly* repeat itself ONLY IF Prince William is:
    (a)currently seeing another woman, who he can’t have because she is married,
    (b)If Kate is the chosen scapegoat becuase the Palace and the public want to see him married before he’s old and doddery and need heirs produced,
    (c)If he gives said married woman (point (a))amongst other things a jewlery gift of 35.000 pounds value on the eve of his wedding,
    (d)If he then sneaks around with his Mistress after he is married, and even when friends arrange overnight visits to country houses, his room is ” convieniently” allocated next to hers.
    (e) If his new wife finds out about all of the above and all her illusions of marriage are shattered because his family then demand that it’s HER “duty” to keep up the pretence that he loves her (when it’s clear he never did)
    I think that Charles and Diana’s marriage was doomed to failure from the first second because Charles was never being honest with Diana, she also had zero support from her In-Laws, who resented that she blossomed in spite of them all and that the quiet unassuming convienient “extra” she was supposed to be turned out to be, became more popular than their son.
    Do I think that a ring will influence their marriage? No, of course not! but if William ever decides to truely following in his father’s footsteps and have extra matrital dalliancies and expect Kate to tollerate it, then well, their marriage probably will go the way of thousands of others who’s marriages break up for the exactly same reason.
    It’s simple, “without trust, it’s bust”
    The ring DOES solve three things in one since it’s “something old”, ” something borrowed” and “something blue”… and Kate herself is the “something new”.
    If Kate goes into her marriage knowing ALL of it’s perks and pitfalls then the ring will be the least of her worries.
    I think that the biggest thought to keep in mind is that rings do not repeat history,… …people do.

    • Wow! I sense a keen interest in the Royal family…very insightful indeed. History better not repeat itself and I do hope the couple trust each other. The public need something positive to come out of the Royal fam and this wedlock might just be the ticket. A twist one of my sister’s predicted was that Kate later falls for Harry! Now THAT would be something, eh? I wonder if Diana’s ghost approves of Kate. If she doesn’t then I hope the ring isn’t jinxed!

  3. Into Royalty, No, quite the opposite in fact: I’m a Republican in the sense that I don’t believe in Royals at all… they are an unelected elitist few with an absurd amount of privilege all paid for by the tax payer (directly or indirectly)I sincerely wish that there was no news about them at all, let alone superstitious gossip that managed to make front page news. … and if people think that one Royal wedding can fix the UK economy then they are kidding themselves… the bill for security etc will only add to the crippling debt they are already in. Again who will pay for that? not the Royals, that’s for sure. THEY are laughing all the way to the bank, the austerity plan won’t touch them, and William is marrying a Millionaires daughter so the Brit public shouldn’t kid themselves that she’s a commoner like “one of us” either LOL

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