London: Singer Kelly Clarkson has been banned from taking a 152,000 pounds ring out of Britain as it was previously owned by late author Jane Austen and has been declared a national treasure.
The 30-year-old successfully bid for the ring at a UK auction, but she is not allowed to take the ring back to the States when her British tour comes to an end tomorrow, reported a leading daily.
Clarkson, who also won a first edition of the writer`s 1817 novel `Persuasion`, "I got up at 4am to start bidding on the auction. We put in an export request but I can`t take it out of the UK as they`ve named it a national treasure."
The `American Idol` winner is a self-confessed "history nerd" and during her latest UK tour she swapped her tour bus for a personal driver in order to see a number of historical sites around the country, including the place where the 2005 big screen adaptation of Austen`s `Pride and Prejudice` novel was shot.