This is why Prince William doesn't wear a wedding ring


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It’s fair to say that one of the most epic events in the royal calendar of 2011 was the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge tied the knot in a gorgeous ceremony at Westminster Abbey, leaving the nation swooning over the fairy tale day.

Despite having the dreamiest wedding of the decade and being one of the most iconic couples in the world, there’s one marriage tradition that the future King doesn’t abide by.

Prince William doesn’t wear a wedding ring – but there’s a specific reason for his choice not to.

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The Queen’s grandson is simply not a fan of jewellery and so opted against a ring prior to his and Catherine’s big day.

Prince William takes after his grandfather Prince Philip in this way. The Queen’s husband has never worn a wedding ring during their 72-year marriage.

Duchess Catherine actually wears three rings on her wedding finger.

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One is her simple wedding band made out of Welsh gold and another is her engagement ring, once belonging to Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana.

The 12-carat oval sapphire is set in white gold, surrounded by 14 solitaire diamonds.

Kate makes a trio of rings with a 0.23 carat diamond piece, which is thought to have been given to her following the birth of her first son, Prince George, back in 2013.

Caitlin Elliott
Caitlin Elliott

Caitlin is Junior News Editor for woman&home, covering all things royal, celeb, fashion, beauty and lifestyle. 

Having set her sights on becoming a magazine journalist when she was a child, Caitlin took on work experience stints at local papers and titles such as Cosmopolitan, Now, Reveal and Take a Break while studying for her Multimedia Journalism degree and has interviews with celebs, reality stars and the Archbishop of Canterbury under her belt (of course, she couldn't resist asking him about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry). 

After leaving uni, she dabbled in fashion PR as a Press Assistant for Arcadia's Topshop before becoming a part of the Now team at Future for her first real job in the world of online journalism, joining the ranks as a Digital Writer in 2019. 

Caitlin went on to add the likes of Woman, GoodtoKnow, WhatToWatch and woman&home to her writing repertoire before moving on to her current role. 

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