Kate Middleton, like most married women, wears her wedding ring. Granted, it’s not as noticeable as her 12 carat sapphire and diamond engagement ring however her wedding band is still an 18 carat band made out of Welsh gold.
However, Prince William is hardly ever seen wearing his wedding ring and his left ring finger is always bare.
And the reason behind it is not because of “personal preference”
According to Penny Punor, author of The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair that Rocked The Crown stated that Prince William “doesn’t like jewellery, and the Palace issued a statement before their wedding saying so”
Today, 90% of English men getting married are estimated to have wedding rings but choose not to wear it, but it’s a relatively recent phenomenon.
I know, crazy right!
Even men of a certain position in government or in this case the Royal Family often ditch the ring, for example, former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron.
However, Prince Charles wore a wedding ring for both his marriages, to Princess Diana and Camilla Parker Bowles. But unlike every other married man, Prince Charles wears his discreetly on his pinky finger.
It was a bit of a surprise that Prince William, a contemporary royal in his own right, doesn’t wear his ring, which doesn’t mean a bad thing. “William and Kate have shown us they are modern royals and are confident in each other’s love for one another. Kate omitted the word ‘obey’ in her wedding vows, and William has opted not to wear a ring, which makes them like many millennial couples—intent on doing things their way.”