Diana had long run with a royal crowd, including Charles's brothers Prince Edward and Prince Andrew, who were friends from the family home in Althorp. In 1977, she and Charles were reintroduced at a pheasant hunt. They kept the relationship secret for a short while, but the voracious British press caught whiff, and soon Diana was being stalked wherever she went. She was shy and innocent and the media loved her. Charles proposed in February 1981 with an 18-carat sapphire ring (surrounded by 14-carats worth of diamonds, of course).