For you cynics out there who say romance is dead, that couldn’t be farther from the truth for our favourite blue-blooded couples.
Royals may tend to keep things formal when it comes to their day job but when it comes to asking the most romantic question of their lives, there are some pretty good stories.
Did you know that the queen and Prince Philip were writing love letters to one another for years before they became official? Or that Prince William carried around his late mother’s ring in a backpack for three weeks before getting down on one knee?
Take a step back through time and see how your favourite royals popped the question, whether they were on a romantic holiday, or just enjoying a quiet night at home.
Keep scrolling for the best stories of how royals put a ring on it.
The Queen Phillip
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip have been married since 1947 but despite the formal requirements, their love was clear to see from the beginning.
Not only did the then Princess Elizabeth and her beau write love letters to one another for years before, but Prince Philip proposed with a ring that was crafted using gems from a tiara that belonged to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg. Cute!
Diana And Charles
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
This one is a bit of an exception but seeing as Prince Charles and Princess Diana's marriage was far from romantic, you wouldn't expect a very romantic proposal.
The heir to the throne reportedly popped the question at a private dinner at Buckingham Palace before the then-Lady Diana Spencer went to Australia with a diamond and sapphire engagement ring that now belongs to Kate Middleton.
While being interviewed for her infamous biography Diana: Her True Story, Diana described the moment to Andrew Morton, "[Charles] said, 'Will you marry me?' and I laughed," Diana said. "I remember thinking, 'This is a joke,' and I said, 'Yeah, OK,' and laughed. He was deadly serious. He said, 'You do realize that one day you will be queen?' And a voice said to me inside, 'You won't be queen, but you will have a tough role . . .' 'Yes,' I said, 'I love you so much, I love you so much.' He said, 'Whatever love means.' . . . and so he ran upstairs and rang his mother."
Charles And Camilla
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Take two for Prince Charles was unsurprisingly more heartfelt.
The Prince of Wales proposed to Camilla Parker Bowles with a family heirloom art deco style ring that was said to have been given to the Queen Mother in 1926 when the queen was born. And when asked if Charles got down on one knee, Camilla told a reporter, "Of course!"
Prince William Kate Middleton
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Prince William asked his girlfriend of 10 years Kate Middleton to be his bride in October 2010 on a trip to Kenya with friends.
Various reports claim the exact location was Rutundu Cabin in the foothills of Mount Kenya and Kate herself described the proposal as "very romantic" and that "there's a true romantic in there."
While marriage had been a talking point for a while, William confessed that he kept the ring that formerly belonged to Princess Diana in his backpack for three weeks and wouldn't let it out of his sight.
Harry And Meghan
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
It was just a "standard typical night" for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at their home of Nottingham Cottage in Kensington Palace when the red-headed royal proposed.
In their official engagement interview, the couple revealed that they were "trying" to roast a chicken when Harry caught Meghan by surprise and went down on one knee. In fact, Harry could barely get the words out with Meghan asking "Can I say yes now?"
Eugenie And Jack
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank became engaged in Nicaragua, Central America, and Eugenie even admitted she cried when her now-husband popped the question.
"The lake was so beautiful, it was a special light and I even said 'this is an incredible moment' and then he popped the question, which was really surprising even though we had been together seven years. It was the perfect moment because we knew it was going to end up this way."
Beatrice And Ed
Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Eugenie's older sister Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi became engaged during a trip to Italy.
The couple attended the princess's friend Misha Nonoo's wedding in Rome during the same month but it's not known if Edo popped the question in the Italian capital or somewhere else.
This article originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.