Royal companion Camilla Parker Bowles has intensified speculation that she and British royal Prince Charles have become engaged by wearing a ring on her wedding finger this weekend (4OCT03).

Camilla's ring is a huge sapphire set in sparkling diamonds, and she made no attempt to disguise the jewel at her niece ALICE ELLIOT's wedding on Saturday (4OCT03).

Friends of Mrs Parker Bowles have been quick to deny the trinket is an engagement ring, explaining it as simply an heirloom from one of her KEPPEL ancestors which she wanted to wear at the family wedding.

Prince Charles's spokesman says, "There is no significance in this."

05/10/2003 14:05