Prince Harry’s Wedding Ring Breaks These Two Royal Traditions

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Prince Harry’s Wedding Ring Breaks These Two Royal Traditions

Prince Harry’s wedding ring reportedly breaks two important royal traditions.

BIRTHDAY GIRL Meghan will celebrate her 37th birthday today Photo (C) PA
BIRTHDAY GIRL Meghan will celebrate her 37th birthday today Photo (C) PA

According to Rachel Russell, a journalist for Express, Prince Harry is the first member of the royal family to wear a wedding ring. His older brother, Prince William, opted to not wear one when he tied the knot to Kate Middleton in 2011.

Photo (C) GETTY
Photo (C) GETTY

Prince Charles and Prince Philip are also unlike Prince Harry because they also didn’t wear their wedding rings when they wed Princess Diana and Queen Elizabeth II, respectively. But at present, Prince Charles wears a signet ring on his little finger.

Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA
Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA

Meanwhile, this is not the only royal tradition that Prince Harry broke. Russell said that the Queen Mother started a tradition in 1923 wherein royal brides are required to wear wedding rings made from a single lump of rare Welsh gold. This has been followed by all royal brides and Markle.

Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA
Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA

However, Prince Harry’s wedding band is not made from Welsh gold. Rather, it was crafted using platinum materials because this is what he prefers.

Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA
Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA

In May, Penny Junor, the author of “Duchess,” told Vogue that Prince Harry’s decision to wear a wedding ring has a significant reason.

“I think it shows as if proof were needed, that Harry is the least conventional member of the royal family. Harry’s chosen to do what most married men do today. I like it,” he said.

In related news, Prince Harry and Markle were recently seen in public at Charlie van Straubenzee’s wedding to Daisy Jenks. The couple tied the knot in Surrey. Prince Harry served as one of his pal’s best men. Prince William and Middleton were invited to the gathering, but they didn’t make it.

Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA
Prince Harry took on best man duties and arrived with the groom at the church before the ceremony Photo (C) PA

Markle wore a black, pink, green, and white Club Monaco dress to the event. Prince Harry, on the other hand, wore a black, white, and blue suit and pants.

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