Their wedding remains one of the most-watched events of the decade, but there was something a little curious about Prince William and Kate Middleton’s nuptials.
Keen-eyed fans may have noticed that the Duke of Cambridge never received a wedding band in their Westminster Abbey ceremony back in 2011. And, after nearly six years of marriage, he’s still yet to be spotted with a ring on his finger.
But the reason why will probably surprise you.
It turns out that jewelry just isn’t his style.
Speaking to Time Magazine, a royal spokesperson explained why William decided to opt away from the tradition despite his wife sporting a lavish 18-carat gold wedding band.
“It’s simply down to personal preference,” the royal aide said.
“It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewelry.”
William’s not the only member of the Royal family to go ring-free. His grandfather, Prince Philip, also chooses not to wear a wedding band. However, considering men’s wedding rings only came to prominence in the 20th century, it wouldn’t have been fashionable when he wed Queen Elizabeth in 1947.
Prince Charles though is a fan of the tradition. Since wedding Camilla in 2006, he now wears a gold signet ring as a symbol of his marriage.
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