Kate Middleton looked radiant and happy as she joined Prince William at Clarence House for their first public appearance since the announcement they will wed.
And there on her finger was the engagement ring, a gorgeous 18 carat blue sapphire surrounded by smaller diamonds.
It was the same engagement ring as his late mother Princess Diana wore. The Princess-in-waiting was beautiful in a navy blue v necked dress by Issa.
She told the assembled press joining the royal family was something of a "daunting prospect".
But she added: "Hopefully I'll take it in my stride. William is a great teacher so hopefully he'll help me."
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