If you pay attention to detail, you may have noticed that in Prince William’s seven years married to Kate Middleton, he’s never worn a wedding ring. However, throughout the years, the Duchess of Cambridge has sported her 12-carat sapphire ring, along with her gold wedding band and it’s always in sight. It turns out there’s a logical reason behind this.
You may be thinking it has to do with some sort of royal protocol or royal tradition, but it actually all comes down to personal choice. William doesn’t like to wear any jewelry. It makes sense — have you ever seen him wearing any? Nope! Before his and Kate’s royal wedding, a royal aide said that the pair talked about whether or not William will have a ring, but ultimately decided to opt out and Kate was fine with it.
“It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewelry — he doesn’t even wear a signet ring — and decided he didn’t want to. It really is just down to personal preference,” the aide revealed to Kensington Palace, according to the Daily Mail. Even on their wedding day on April 29, 2011, when it came to placing the band on each other’s fingers during their vows, only Kate received a ring.
However, that’s not the case for all royal men. William and Prince Harry’s father, Prince Charles, has worn a wedding band stacked underneath his family signet ring for both marriages to Diana and Camilla. Instead of the traditional ring finger, the Prince of Wales sports it on his pinky ring — which is again, personal preference. But there’s still one man in the royal family who likes to sometimes follow tradition and that’s Harry.