Just as his mother before him had learned that she had become Queen of England whilst she was in Kenya, Prince William proposed to his long term girlfriend Kate Middleton whilst he too was in Kenya.
Whilst staying at the 55,000 acre Lewa Private Estate, William ostensibly flew Kate high up the slopes of Mt Kenya to propose, to a lake at over 12,000 feet, close to the famed ice caps. By choosing Kenya and a Sapphire Prince William has eloquently joined our 2 loves – this beautiful, wild part of the world and the majesty of colored stones.
The engagement ring is actually Princess Diana’s and features a stunning blue sapphire oval surrounded in Diamonds. The same design would be extraordinary using a Tanzanite center stone.
News Report on the Engagement