The Duke of Sussex opted for a modern style ring instead of a classic Welsh Gold ring which is popular with the royals at his Royal wedding in 2018. While Meghan Markle followed the Royal tradition, Prince Harry decided to opt for modernity as he wore a different style of wedding band.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018.
The couple opted for different types of metal and interestingly, while Meghan’s shows her admiration for Royal tradition, Prince Harry’s choice shows his preference for modernity.
At the time of wedding preparation, the Royal Family had announced that Meghan will wear a ring made from gold that was gifted to her by the Queen herself.
It stated: “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.”
Welsh gold is a preference of the Royals and Prince Charles’ wedding band is also made from this material that pays tribute to royal tradition and his own title, the Prince of Wales.
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Reportedly, Prince William doesn’t wear a wedding ring because he isn’t keen on jewellery in general.
But the men aren’t the only members of the Royal Family who have also been known to snub tradition when it comes to rings.
Princess Anne’s engagement rings both broke royal protocol and Princess Beatrice’s wedding ring also went against royal tradition.