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Why the royal husbands don’t wear wedding rings?


If you weren’t too busy being swept up in the romance of the wedding, you might have noticed that Eugenie didn’t appear to put a ring on her husband’s finger.

While Jack Brooksbank sweetly struggled to slip her new band on, there was no scene of her doing the same to him.

In fact, it’s not really unusual for the male members of the royal family to choose not to wear a ring. Eagle-eyed royal fans will already know that Prince William, Prince Charles and Prince Philip don’t wear rings.

But, this certainly isn’t a reflection of their marriages. 

Royal expert, Marlene Koenig told The Royal UK:-

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“There is no royal tradition for men wearing or not wearing the wedding rings”.

When Prince Philip married Her Majesty The Queen in the year 1947, it was still unusual for men to wear a band. And so, he chose not to.

Then, Prince Charles continued that trend.

Although he did choose a signet ring for his little finger when he married Camilla. Prince William too followed the royal family tradition. A palace aide said at the time:-

“It was something the couple discussed. But the Duke of Cambridge, William isn’t one for the jewellery. He doesn’t even wear a signet ring. He decided he didn’t want to”. 

“It really is just down to personal preferences”.

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Although, the Duke of Sussex made a different choice.

Prince Harry, however, opted to wear a wedding band when he married Meghan Markle earlier this year. But while most expected his band to be made from the Royal Welsh gold, as Kate’s is, he opted for a platinum band.

Meghan Markle’s, however, was made from the royal stash of gold.