It looks like Prince Harry is a tradition-breaker, just like his beautiful bride!
The happy groom breaks an old royal tradition, as his brother Prince William and other royal men didn’t have wedding bands.
The news concerning Harry's decision appeared when the program of service for his wedding ceremony at St. George's Chapel was announced. It included a section called ‘the giving of the rings’, which means that both the groom and the bride did that.
When Prince William wedded Kate in 2011, he gave his bride a ring but didn’t receive one in return. At this royal wedding, when giving each other wedding bands, Meghan and Harry said these beautiful words:
I give you this ring as a sign of our marriage. With my body I honor you, all that I am I give to you, and all that I have I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Kensington Palace released a statement concerning the look of the rings and the company that made them:
Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle have chosen Cleave and Company to make their Wedding rings. Ms. Markle's ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen. Prince Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish. Both rings were crafted in the Cleave workshop. The rings will be carried to St George's Chapel on the day of the Wedding by The Duke of Cambridge, in his capacity as Best Man.
Ms. Markle's ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold, gifted by Her Majesty The Queen. Prince Harry's ring will be a Platinum Band with a textured finish. #RoyalWedding— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2018
So, why doesn't Prince William have a ring?
It turns out that it’s simly the matter of personal preference. According to the royal biographer Penny Junor, he is just not a fan of jewelry.