Prince William has given fiancee Kate Middleton Princess Diana's engagement ring.
Comprising of sapphire and diamond gems, the jewel was selected by the former Princess of Wales when she got engaged to Prince Charles in 1981.
When it was first purchased it cost £28,000 and was chosen from a collection of items by jewellery firm Garrard.
Prince William, commenting on his choice of ring, said it was "my way of making sure my mother didn't miss out on today and the excitement".
Kate Middleton's family have remarked that they are "absolutely delighted" about their daughter's plans to marry the prince, who she has been seeing for eight years.
Their engagement was officially announced yesterday (November 16th) stating that Prince William proposed on a Kenyan holiday after seeking the permission of his girlfriend's father.
The pair have been together since they met as students at St Andrews University and a statement from Clarence House has alluded that the wedding itself will take place in the spring or summer of next year.