Why Prince William doesnt wear wedding ring as he and Kate celebrate eleventh anniversary
It has officially been eleven years since Prince William and Kate Middleton exchanged their vows in Westminster Abbey.
And while their lives have changed drastically over the course of their marriage, most noticeably the lovebirds welcoming three children, one thing has remained the same.
While 40 year old Kate always ensures to wear her engagement ring everywhere she goes, William, who recently enjoyed a ski trip to the Alps with his family, does not.
And according to royal insiders, the reason the 39 year old does not is down to a "personal preference" because he "doesn't like jewellery".
Penny Junor, author of The Duchess: Camilla Parker Bowles and the Love Affair that Rocked the Crown, added: "The Palace issued a statement before their wedding saying so."
In 2011, A St James's aide explained: "It was something the couple discussed, but Prince William isn't one for jewellery – he doesn't even wear a signet ring – and decided he didn't want to.
"It really is just down to personal preference."
Another reason why it isn't too much of a big deal that Prince William does not wear his wedding ring is because most people know he is a taken man.
As well, being Prince William, and the fact that millions of people tuned in for their wedding, we're not sure there are many people who don't know that Wills is a taken man.
The Duke and Duchess got engaged in October 2010 during a holiday in Kenya.
Their wedding took place on 29 April 2011 in Westminster Abbey.
The ceremony was televised for the world to see, with 26 million Brits tuning in and around 300 million worldwide.
Kate looked beautiful in a custom made Alexander McQueen dress, while William looked every inch the handsome Prince as he married his fairytale bride.
They have since welcomed three children – Prince George, eight, Princess Charlotte, six, and Prince Louis, three.
Kate has previously recalled their first meeting – while they both studied at the University of St. Andrews – as a moment she "went bright red and scuffled off."
Speaking about their early relationship, royal author Katie Nicholl told OK!: "They were friends long before any romance developed. I think that provided the best foundation for what has become a very enduring marriage.
"There was, and always has been, a deep friendship and understanding between them."
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