Camilla Parker Bowles’ engagement ring provided ‘strong connection’ to Royal Family


Charles and Camilla declared their engagement on February 10, 2005.

While little is known about the couple’s engagement, Camilla did reveal that the Prince of Wales dropped down on one knee to propose, as is customary.

Prince Charles expressed his excitement at the time of the engagement in an official announcement: “Mrs. Parker Bowles and I are very pleased. It will be a memorable day for our family and us.”

In addition, Clarence House only confirmed the ring to be a Royal Family heirloom, and gave no more details. 

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Charles and Camilla declared their engagement on February 10, 2005.

While little is known about the couple’s engagement, Camilla did reveal that the Prince of Wales dropped down on one knee to propose, as is customary.

Prince Charles expressed his excitement at the time of the engagement in an official announcement: “Mrs. Parker Bowles and I are very pleased. It will be a memorable day for our family and us.”

In addition, Clarence House only confirmed the ring to be a Royal Family heirloom, and gave no more details. 

She then recieved it from King George VI. 

As for who designed the ring, or where it was made, this is unknown.  

Leading jewellery expert Max Stone, from Steven Stone jewellers took a closer look at the ring. 

He estimated it to be worth £212,500 on today’s market, and while that is a considerable sum, compared to Princess Diana’s engagement ring which is valued at £390,000 and is worn by Kate Middleton, it’s not the most expensive ring in the collection. 

Charles and Camilla then married in a civil wedding at Windsor Guildhall on April 9, 2005. Following that, the couple traveled to St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle to receive the Archbishop of Canterbury’s official marriage blessing.

The ring is just one of many pieces Camilla owns from the Queen Mother’s collection. 

The Duchess of Cornwall is also know for wearing the Greville Tiara, another royal adornment that was passed down from Charles’ grandma.



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