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7 jewels Princess Kate has worn from Princess Diana's collection

The Princess of Wales has a very famous engagement ring

Kate Middleton smiles and waves from Buckingham Palace balcony

The Princess of Wales has access to the most incredible jewels within the royal vaults, and we've seen Kate borrow personal pieces that were once worn by the late Queen Elizabeth II and the late Queen Mother.

But Kate's most famous possession is her diamond and sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to her late mother-in-law, Diana, Princess of Wales.

Speaking about the ring, Prince William said in their engagement interview in 2010: "I had been carrying it around with me in my rucksack for about three weeks before that and I literally would not let it go, everywhere I went I was keeping hold of it because I knew this thing, if it disappeared I would be in a lot of trouble and because I'd planned it, it went fine.

"You hear a lot of horror stories about proposing and things going horribly wrong - it went really, really well and I was really pleased when she said yes."

He added: "It's my mother's engagement ring so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all - this was my way of keeping her close to it all."

Kate said the precious jewel was "beautiful" and "very, very special". Take a look back at some of the most jaw-dropping royal engagement rings over the years in the video below...

WATCH: The most dazzling royal engagement rings

In the 12 years that Kate has been a member of the royal family, we've seen her debut jewellery from Diana's collection, including tiaras, earrings and bracelets.

Take a closer look at all of Diana's jewels that Kate has worn in public…

The Princess has an impressive collection of sapphire jewellery, and she wore Diana's double-drop earrings for the first time at Trooping the Colour in 2022. The late Princess of Wales famously wore the earrings at the Met Gala in 1996. 

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