The lovebirds, Prince William and Kate Middleton met at St. Andrew University, while they were studying. After graduation, the famous Prince William embarked on his military career, while Kate landed a job. The long distance relationship wasn’t fun at all for the couple. In 2007, they split up and got back later that year. In October 2010, Prince Williams proposed to Kate at the log cabin in Kenya with a sapphire ring, which belonged to his late mum, Princess Diana. Just like Princess Diana, Kate is generally loved by the public. The down-to-earth Duchess stole hearts around the world.

On April 29, 2011, the Duke and Duchess got married. Their Royal wedding remains one of the best in history.

Prince William doesn’t wear a wedding band

Just like late Princess Diana, who shunned protocols by choosing not to wear gloves, the Duke Of Cambridge has also chosen to follow his heart, by deciding not to wear a Wedding Ring due to personal preferences. This was revealed by the palace officials even before their Royal wedding in 2011, that Prince William doesn’t like jewelry. However, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, doesn’t have any problem with the prince’s decision, since they both discussed it and had an agreement even before their wedding.

According to a report from St James’ Palace, she is happy with it.

Although many have observed that the prince wears a wristwatch often, it still doesn’t change the fact that his ring finger will remain bare, because he is not one for jewelry. After all, it is not like anyone is unaware of his marital status. The two modern Royals have chosen to do things their own way. During their wedding, Kate Middleton omitted the word “obey” in her wedding vows, while Prince William chose not to wear a wedding ring.

Could it be an old royal tradition?

If Prince William could opt not to wear a wedding ring, it means he is not the first to make such a decision. Some eagle-eyed fans of the Royal family have also observed that he is not the only male royal to do so. Prince Philip has been married to Queen Elizabeth II for nearly 70 years without wearing a ring.

Actually, during the World War II era, Western men fighting overseas wore wedding rings as reminders of their wives and children back home. Before then, 90 percent of English men didn’t wear wedding rings. It is a relatively recent phenomenon. After all, wedding rings are not reliable predictors of marital success. It doesn’t matter who’s wearing a ring and who’s not. What matters is a long and happy marriage.