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Princess Eugenie's engagement ring looks a lot like Kate Middleton's - and there's a very sweet reason why

Mirror logo Mirror 10/10/2018 Courtney Pochin

Princess Eugenie's engagement ring bears striking similarities to several other royal rings © Hewitt / Splash News Princess Eugenie's engagement ring bears striking similarities to several other royal rings When Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank announced their engagement back in January, people were eager to catch a glimpse of the glimmering rock on her finger.

The stunning ring features a large pink padparadscha sapphire surrounded by 10 brilliant cut diamonds and two pear cut diamonds.

According to reports, it is estimated to be worth £100,000, which is double the cost of Meghan Markle 's ring from Prince Harry.

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But when it comes to comparisons of rings, it's much more interesting to examine Eugenie's alongside another royal piece of bling.

Princess Eugenie's ring features a large pink padparadscha sapphire © (Image: PA) Princess Eugenie's ring features a large pink padparadscha sapphire While they are by no means identical, it is clear to see that both Eugenie and Kate Middleton's engagement rings share several similarities - they're similar in size, have a flower-like quality about them and both have a striking coloured stone at their centre.

And there's a very good reason for this.

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Eugenie's ring isn't intended as a copy of the Duchess of Cambridge's, but instead as a copy of another iconic ring - one that belonging to her mother, Sarah Ferguson.

Kate's engagement ring previously belonged to Princess Diana © (Image: Getty Images) Kate's engagement ring previously belonged to Princess Diana When Prince Andrew proposed to Fergie in March 1986, he gifted her a sparkling ring designed by Garrard & Co that featured a large ruby stone, surrounded by a halo of 10 diamonds.

Some may recall that Garrard & Co also created the ring worn today by Kate, which previously belonged to Princess Diana and as both rings were made in the 80s it is understandable that they would share many similarities in terms of style.

Jamie Samhan, the deputy editor at Royal Central further explained the situation to Marie Clare.

a close up of a persons hand © Credits: Tim Graham/Getty Images She said: "Many people noticed the resemblance to the Duchess of Cambridge's engagement ring, that once belonged to Diana, Princess of Wales. The reason that they look very much the same is that Diana's ring was by Garrard & Co in 1981 and Sarah's ring was from the same designer a few short years later in 1986.

Princess Eugenie of York © John Walton/PA Wire/PA Images Princess Eugenie of York "Prince Andrew did personally design the ring that was given to Fergie, compared to Diana's that was from the collection, but most designers tend to stick to a signature style. So when Jack set out to create a ring for Eugenie just like her mother's, the groundwork that it would also resemble Diana/Kate's ring was already there."

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Eugenie and Jack are set to tie the knot on Friday, October 12 at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel.

Prince Charles, Diana, Princess of Wales are posing for a picture © Credits: Reuters A selection of famous faces are likely attend the wedding, including George and Amal Clooney, Robbie Williams and Ellie Goulding.

As well as this, the couple have invited 1,200 members of the public into the grounds of Windsor Castle to celebrate the occasion.

Those not in the area will be able to watch the nuptials on ITV, with an extended This Morning special, starting from 9.25am and finishing at 12.30pm.

Viewers will also be able to catch the highlights on the BBC.

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