Why Princess Beatrice's wedding ring goes against royal tradition

Princess Beatrice's platinum wedding ring is a break in royal tradition as most royal brides over the years have opted for gold wedding bands.

  • Princess Beatrice secretly married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on Friday
  • British jeweller, Shaun Leane, designed both her engagement and wedding ring
  • Most royal brides have opted for gold wedding bands, but Beatrice chose platinum
  • It follows royal news that anotherroyal family member has tested positive for coronavirus

Princess Beatrice's entire wedding was something of a break from tradition. From the secret, intimate wedding ceremony to the up-cycled vintage dress borrowed from her grandmother, the Queen.

So it's no surprise to hear Beatrice's wedding band is just another part of her nuptials to go against royal tradition - as she opts for platinum and diamond, as opposed to gold.

The tradition of the royal family has previously been to use Welsh gold from the Clogau mine and the likes of Princess Anne, Princess Diana and the Duchess of Cornwall have all followed suit.

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According to Hello, Beatrice's wedding ring is platinum and diamond - created specifically to fit around her engagement ring and was designed by the same jeweller, Shaun Leane.

And it was crafted after much discussion and involvement with the couple.

On working with Beatrice and Edo, the designer said, "I am thrilled for the happy couple, it warms my heart to see two wonderful people unite in love as much as Edoardo and Beatrice do.

I feel very honoured to have been a part of their journey and to have been involved in the very special moments of designing and creating the engagement ring and wedding ring. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together."

The couple were due to get married back in May but were forced to postpone due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The nuptial had to be scaled-down from the original plans to around 20 guests due to restrictions.

Guests are said to have included The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh – who have been self isolating at Windsor Castle – as well as Beatrice’s dad Prince Andrew.

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A friend of Beatrice’s revealed, “A massive wedding was out of the question because of coronavirus.

“They were obviously very keen for the Queen to come so the wedding had to happen before she goes up to Balmoral so this was a great opportunity.

“So many guests were disappointed not to make the big day but understood the reason for it.

“They needed to make the wedding Covid-secure and safe for the Queen so what better way than the All Saints Chapel with reception on site at the Royal Lodge.

“They are just like a normal family and had to make sacrifices like many others have up and down the country and looking forward to having a wonderful celebration when the time is right.”