Camilla's Engagement Ring is a Royal Family Heirloom

Posted on April 4, 2005

Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles' wedding has been plagued with problems: the news that the Queen will not be attending the ceremony, just the blessing afterwards, the change of venue, the Queen's vetoing of the elaborate seated dinner party Charles wanted (with all vegetarian foods from Balmoral) and the fact that they have to get married in a public registry office. Now, Charles has been told he has to go to the Pope's funeral on Friday in Rome, so he's had to postpone his wedding once again--to Saturday, April 9th.

But one part of the wedding that went smoothly was the choice of engagement ring. A British royal family heirloom which belonged to the Queen Mother, the platinum ring has a square-cut central diamond with three diamond baguettes on either side. It is valued at approximately one million pounds. British retailer ASDA (a subsidiary of WalMart) is putting a replica ring on sale, which will retail for around $35.

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