For the typical couple, his and her wedding bands are an exciting element for a thoughtfully planned-out wedding. But Prince William and Kate Middleton are anything but typical. Kate Middleton is opting for a band made of gold while Prince William is going for something a little less flashy -- nothing.
Prince William isn't going to cave to tradition for his royal wedding. A spokeswoman at the palace revealed to People magazine, "There is only going to be one ring, in accordance with the couple's wishes."
We've heard of couples opting for matching ring tattoos, but this is an interesting choice for the royal couple.
Kate Middleton will make up for the lack of her husband's wedding band with a stunning ring finger symbol of love made of Welsh gold. One of them has to represent, and why not the fashionista?
A small amount of Welsh gold from the mountains has been nestled away securely in the royal vaults. The gold was originally given to Prince William's grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and will be used for the special occasion.
A palace source said the Queen has "given a piece of the gold that has been in the family for many years to Prince William as a gift."
Many girls dream of a simple wedding band with maybe a small inscription placed inside. Imagine a band with traces of Welsh gold from the mountains! Prince William might not be wearing a wedding band, but Kate Middleton need not worry. A gift like that from the Queen is commitment enough.
What do you think of Prince William's decision not to wear a wedding band? Do you think the tradition is too important to break even for the royal wedding or do you like the idea? Tell us, we want to know.
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