Why Prince William Won't Wear a Wedding Ring
He just doesn't dig rings, an aide insists
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 1, 2011 12:05 PM CDT
In this Tuesday, March 8, 2011 file photo, Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton attend the charity Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children outside the City Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland.   (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

(Newser) – Perhaps when you heard that Prince William won’t sport a wedding ring after he finally ties the knot with Kate Middleton, you thought it was some sort of royal tradition. Nope, turns out the prince just doesn’t like jewelry, the Daily Mail reports. “It is simply down to personal preference,” says an aide. “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.”

And Kate’s fine with that, the aide says. Another source adds, “It is quite common for men in that strata of society not to wear a traditional wedding band. If they do, they tend to wear it with their family signet ring but William doesn't have one of those.” Most male royals do wear some type of wedding band, including Wills’ dad. The only other exception noted by the Daily Mail is the Duke of Edinburgh. For more royal wedding gossip, click to find out where the couple is “registered”—or check out rumors involving Queen Elizabeth and Snoop Dogg.

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zeebeemszaga
Apr 3, 2011 11:08 AM CDT
finkster.....if a man wants to be married he will be and if he does`nt he won`t be....his choice...if you allow yourself to be led by the nose, it`s your choice..............................
EDW
Apr 3, 2011 12:17 AM CDT
Just like P. Willy, I'm not going bald, my forehead is just getting bigger!
lahjohny
Apr 2, 2011 9:42 AM CDT
It has been nice indeed good for both of them she is a nice catch after all he is done a good job sticking with her all the way up to here it hopefully will continue and won't get as messy as the other ones in the family