THE QUEEN was married to her beloved husband, Prince Philip, for 73 years. But long before they celebrated their platinum wedding anniversary, Philip proposed to then-Princess Elizabeth with a stunningly timeless engagement ring.
Queen Letizia of Spain married King Felipe VI in a wedding ceremony in Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral after meeting back in 2002. Letizia, who was well-known thanks to her job as a journalist for Spanish national TV, revealed their wedding plans during a news conference in November 2003.
When Felipe proposed to Letizia, he presented her with a stunning diamond engagement ring.
It featured a white gold band which was set with 16 baguette-cut diamonds.
The ring was made by Suárez.
After the wedding ceremony, Queen Letizia stopped wearing her engagement ring and is rarely seen wearing it to this day.
Taking to Instagram to ask why, one person wrote: “I noticed she is wearing a fashion ring but not her wedding ring, why do you think that is?”
Another said: “I think her engagement ring is stunning and she should definitely wear it!”
“I love her jewellery regardless of what she wears, such a trend setter,” said a third.
Queen Letizia regularly carries out visits and engagements in Spain, with one of her most recent appearances saw her attending her daughters’ confirmation in Madrid.
For the occasion, the royal wore a white asymmetric blouse with buttons up one side.
Known for wearing designer brands, the Masks white blouse retails for a whopping £120.
LAKE WINDERMERE, England — Forget finding a needle in a haystack, how about finding an engagement ring at the bottom of England’s largest lake?
Freediver Angus Hosking answered the call when couple Rebecca Chaukria and Viki Patel lost their diamond ring off the end of a jetty on Lake Windermere, in the Lake District, northwest England, just two days after getting engaged.
The couple were having photographs taken when the ring slipped off Chaukria’s finger on Monday. The couple initially tried to use the photographer’s tripod to reach the ring but it only pushed it further into the mud at the bottom of the lake, Hosking told CNN in a phone call on Saturday.
Patel told CNN he panicked when the ring fell in and tried to rescue it himself but the water was “absolutely freezing” and he couldn’t see a thing.
Hosking heard about the couple’s plight via a friend and rushed down to the jetty as soon as he finished work. The 21-year-old had been helping to clear trash from the Lakes for three and a half years and set up the group Lake District Diving with his friend Declan Turner to tackle the problem.
It’s not the first time he has been asked to rescue valuables in the process, and he told CNN he knew only too well that it could take minutes or hours.
“As soon as I put my head under the water the visibility was absolutely terrible so it didn’t fill me with confidence. I couldn’t see anything,” Hosking explained.
“It was just all silt — really fine mud — even if you drop a penny it goes straight to the bottom,” he added.
Fortunately after 20 minutes searching with an underwater metal detector and a few false positives, Hosking scooped up the ring.
Patel described Hosking as a “brilliant guy” and said his fiancee was “speechless” when he emerged with the ring. “Now she’s never taking it off,” he joked.
Hosking said Patel “couldn’t stop saying ‘thank you.’ He just kept on saying it, it was brilliant.”
Patel had planned to propose on five different occasions — but they had all been scuppered by coronavirus restrictions.
Patel said if restrictions allow he would love to invite Hosking to their wedding in August.
Katie Price introduced her new fiancé Carl Woods to the public – only to find herself on the end of barbed comments from a Good Morning Britain presenter.
Adil Ray had a few digs at Price’s eighth engagement ahead of her appearance on GMB.
Adil raised his eyebrows as it was revealed she was coming on the show, the Mirror reports.
He told viewers: “This time, it’s for real! Katie Price claims it’s definitely love with eighth time fiancé Carl Woods after just 10 months.
“So what’s different this time?”
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In the studio, Adil said: “Very excited about Katie Price being on the show.”
Noticing Adil’s wry tone, fellow presenter Susanna Reid quipped: “Look, whatever you say about Katie Price you can’t deny that she’s an eternal romantic.”
Smiling, Adil responded: “Exactly! She keeps going. Eight engagements she’s had?”
Susanna exclaimed: “Yes! She’s had a couple of marriages.”
Adil remarked with a laugh: “And she keeps going and says this is the one – apparently.”
Susanna insisted: “You’re right! And we’ll ask how she knows that a little bit later. But we’re really looking forward to talking to them later.”
Katie announced that she was getting engaged to boyfriend Carl in April – just one month after ex Kieran Hayler revealed that he had popped the question to his partner Michelle Pentecost.
The former glamour model, 42, and Kieran – her third husband after Peter Andre and Alex Reid – tied the knot in 2013 and they split in 2018.
A few days after Kieran announced his own engagement, he revealed that they were expecting their first child together.
Michelle already has a son Valentino from a previous relationship and the happy blended family will now be gaining another member in August.
Kieran told his Instagram followers: “So that’s it the news is out!!!! We are having a baby!!!!!! could not be any prouder of Michelle and the way she has battled through the morning sickness, it’s been horrendous for her at times.
“Being a dad is the biggest achievement in my life and to get the chance to do it all again I could not be any happier.
“There is no feeling like it. Being able to share this experience with Jett, Bunny and Valentino is incredible and they are so excited for the next step in our family’s journey.”
Princess Anne is the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip and is a senior working member of the Royal Family. She has been married twice and both times has been presented with pretty similar rings. How much are they worth?
“The cabochon gem is framed by a cluster of three small diamonds either side totalling approx 0.2 carats, set in yellow gold.”
According to the expert, the beautiful ring could still be worth around £9,000.
The same year that the couple divorced, Princess Anne married her current husband, Timothy Laurence.
Timothy is a retired Royal Navy officer and was equerry to the Queen from 1986 to 1989.
“It’s a very elegant, vintage design that sits beautifully on the finger.”
According to Anna, the engagement ring could cost as much as £20,000 to recreate.
Sapphires have become a more typical stone for engagement rings over the years given its rich colour and durability.
The jewellery expert went on to share how the stone symbolises honesty, trust and wisdom and added that they’re resistant to scratching and make a brilliant ring.
She added: “The blue also lends a unique look to the rings, as we can see with Princess Anne.”
Kate Middleton also has a sapphire engagement ring from Prince William which once belonged to Princess Diana.
Prince William popped the question to Kate in Kenya while on holiday at Lewa Safari Camp.
The engagement ring features an oval sapphire as the centrepieces and is surrounded by sparkly diamonds.
The Duchess wears her stunning ring alongside her gold wedding band.
J.Lo and A-Rod have split up after four years of dating, according to multiple reports Friday.
WASHINGTON — Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have reportedly broken up, calling off their two-year engagement, sources tell multiple media outlets.
Page Six was first to report Friday afternoon that “J-Rod” was no more. Multiple sources connected to the couple later confirmed to TMZ, E! News and Entertainment Tonight that J.Lo and A-Rod had broken up.
The powerhouse couple has been engaged since March 2019 and had planned to get married in June 2020, before having to postpone the wedding due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources told Entertainment Tonight and other outlets on Thursday that the couple was “still planning on getting married,” so it’s unclear what changed.
A source told Page Six the couple split because of allegations involving Rodriguez and “Southern Charm” star Madison LeCroy. Entertainment Tonight reported Friday that a source said “Jennifer felt like moving forward to marriage wasn’t right” after Rodriguez’s “character” had been called into question.
On Friday, Rodriguez, 45, posted a photo on Instagram of himself alone on a boat in Miami, starting at his cellphone. The caption read: “Don’t mind me, just taking a sail-fie. What are your plans for the weekend.”
Meanwhile, on Thursday night Lopez, 51, posted a series of clips featuring her laughing in past TV appearances.
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Lopez revealed in Dec. 2020 to Access Hollywood that the couple has had to postpone their wedding twice due to the coronavirus pandemic.