If you’ve been in a coma for the last day or so then it’s time you learn that Prince William plans to wed next year, finally popping the really big question to long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton during a recent safari in Kenya.
Instead of dropping by the mall and picking up a ring at Kay Jewelers, he opted instead to seal the deal with the engagement ring his pop – that would be Prince Charles – slipped on Diana’s finger when the world, for many of us, was still young and fresh, and love was in the air.
Of course things soured a bit over the years for the royal couple – William’s mom and dad. But the ring is still precious and filled with memories. In fact, the beauty of the piece is only surpassed by the sentiment offered by William when explaining to the media why he decided to go with second-hand goods.
His mom, once the Princess of Wales, is a fading memory for most of us, but still a vivid part of Williams’s life. He wanted Diana in some fashion to be part of his and Kate’s big day and, in a fashion, continue to be part of their life once they are married.
So the ring will be a link, a very special piece of jewelry that will connect the happy young couple to the woman that once upon a time captured the heart of the entire world – well, most of it. And, hopefully, they will live happily ever after.