As the date of the highly anticipated royal wedding between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry is approaching, fans are curious to learn more about their married life. That being said, one of the most common curiosities is whether or not the younger of the two princes is going to wear a wedding ring.
Royal family expert Katie Nicholl has explained that ‘Certainly, there will be an exchange of rings in the ceremony,’ but it is yet unsure if Harry will continue to wear the band after the wedding.
‘Prince William has chosen not to. [But] we will have to wait and see with Prince Harry,’ the author of Harry: Life, Loss, and Love added.
What not a lot of people know is that while there is no official protocol that says male members of the royal family should not wear their wedding rings, the tradition has been that they don’t for a very long time.
That being said, Prince Philip hasn’t worn his band since marrying Queen Elizabeth back in 1947.
The same goes for Prince Charles who hasn’t worn his after either one of his two marriages.
When it comes to William’s decision not to have his on, the expert said it was more his own preference and not a matter of adherence to the unspoken custom.
‘[Harry] has proven himself to be a very modern man in so many ways that possibly he might decide to break Royal tradition and actually wear the ring for longer than just his wedding day. We shall see.’
As fans know already, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are set to walk down the aisle on May 19 at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.
Do you think Harry will be the exception and wear his wedding ring?