From mountain retreats to castles, the most romantic royal proposals

As hopeless romantics there isn’t much we love more than a royal wedding. From Duchess of Cambridge Alexander McQueen’s infamous wedding dress for the Duchess of Sussex The timeless Givenchy dress, royal weddings are true fairytale stories. That said, the actual commitments come very close. Fortunately for us, it has become a tradition for older members of the Royal family for giving engagement interviews, which means there are a lot of stories out there about how they asked the question.

Whether it happened on a lavish mini-break or a lazy afternoon, here are some of the most romantic royal engagement stories.

Prince William and Kate Middleton

After waiting a few weeks before announcing their engagement, Prince William revealed that he proposed to Kate while on a trip to Kenya with some friends.

The couple got engaged during a holiday in Kenya having been together for eight years

According to some reports, the exact location was Rutundu Cabin at the foot of Mount Kenya. Having planned the moment months in advance, the Duke of Cambridge admitted that he carried the sapphire and diamond ring in his backpack for three whole weeks and spent all his time worrying about losing it. Although the couple revealed that they had talked a lot about the wedding, Kate was in “total shock” and called the proposal “very romantic”.

The Queen and Prince Philip

Instead of giving the queen an engagement ring, Philip went further, gifting her a matching diamond ring and bracelet.

The queen was given both an engagement ring and a bracelet
The queen was given both an engagement ring and a bracelet

As reported by Tatler , the prince commissioned Philip Antrobus of London to design the bracelet, using the diamonds of a tiara belonging to his mother, Princess Andrew of Greece.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Keeping things tidy, Prince Harry knelt down as he and Meghan prepared a roast chicken dinner at Nottingham Cottage.

Prince Harry knelt down as he and Meghan made a roast chicken dinner
Prince Harry knelt down as he and Meghan made a roast chicken dinner

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Calling it a “standard night for us” the romantic moment caught Meghan off guard who called it “an incredible surprise” praising him for being “so sweet, natural and very romantic. He got down on his knees.” However, according to the book Finding Freedom, the couple actually got engaged in August 2017 while in Kenya, like William and Kate.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank

Asking the question on New Year’s Day 2018, Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie were on vacation in Nicaragua. The couple were reportedly on upscale Calala Island and were looking at a lake while watching the sunset when Jack proposed.

The couple got engaged on New Year's Day 2018
The couple got engaged on New Year’s Day 2018

“The lake was so beautiful. The light was just a special light that I had never seen. I actually said this is an amazing moment, and then he asked the question, which was really amazing even though we’ve been together for seven years. I was over the moon, “Eugenie said.

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Although they kept much of their relationship under wraps, it was revealed that Edoardo proposed that Beatrice take a mini vacation to Italy in 2019.

The proposal took place in Italy
The proposal took place in Italy

The couple attended Misha Nonoo’s wedding in Rome in September, which means it’s unclear whether their engagement took place on this trip or on a different mini vacation. Either way, this is love!

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