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Today we are talking about the traditions surrounding engagements in the UK.

William, the son of Prince Charles has announced his engagement to Kate Middleton.

This news has made many people in the UK very happy and the young couple have now begun preparing for their wedding which will most likely be held sometime next year.

One of the things that many people are also discussing is Kate's engagement ring.

People pay a great deal of attention to engagement rings because they are very expensive and beautiful to look at.

Whilst there is no law around how much needs to be spent on them, there is a tradition in the UK that says men spend between a month and a month and a half's worth of salary on them.

William gave Kate his late mother's engagement ring.

It is a sapphire ring surrounded by diamonds.

The ring is of great value to William and he told the BBC that he felt it was the right thing to do, as it ensured his mother was with them during their engagement.

What are the traditions surrounding engagement rings in your country? Write to us in English!
ما هي العادات والتقاليد التي تخص خاتم الخطوبة في بلدك؟ اكتب لنا بالإنجليزية

."لاستخدام هذا الملف لابد من تشغيل برنامج النصوص "جافا"، واحدث الاصدارات من برنامج "فلاش بلاير

يمكن التنشغيل باستخدام برنامج "ريال بلاير"، او "ويندوز ميديا بلاير

traditions
تقاليد
engagement
خطوبة
preparing
اعداد
pay attention
يولي إهتماماً
salary
راتب
sapphire
ياقوت أزرق
surrounded by
محاط

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