Leilani

By Leilani

LifeBuzz Staff

Prince William Never Wears His Wedding Ring. Here’s Why…

Most sources say that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, met Kate Middleton while studying at the University of St Andrews in 2001. However, Katie Nicholl, a royal biographer, spoke with Middleton's friends and learned a different story.

They told Nicholl that William and Kate met through some other mutual friends while she was still at Marlborough School. Either way, the two began dating a few years later and were engaged in 2010.

It's now been five years since the beloved couple exchanged vows, and they're still going strong. Prince William recently appeared on the TV program Talk Vietnam and praised his partner. "I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife," he said.

Many fans would be surprised to learn that Prince William does not sport a wedding band nor does he plan to. This decision, however, doesn't seem to have a negative impact on their relationship.

Continue reading to learn his reason. It's a lot simpler than you might think.

Millions watched Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton tie the knot.

The royal wedding was made a public holiday in the UK and took place on April 29, 2011. Millions of people from all over the world tuned into the affair via television and live YouTube streams.

Millions watched Prince William and Catherine "Kate" Middleton tie the knot.

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The couple has two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

George was born on July 22, 2013 and Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015. They were both delivered at St. Mary's Hospital in London.

The couple has two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

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Remember the sapphire ring worn by Diana, Princess of Wales?

At the center of the ring is a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire set in 18-karat white gold. Surrounding the stone are 14 diamonds. At the time, the ring was available to anyone who wanted it. It was not custom-made. Although she could've had her pick of any ring, Diana thought this one was beautiful.

Remember the sapphire ring worn by Diana, Princess of Wales?

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Prince William honored his late mother by proposing to Kate Middleton with the same ring.

The ring was crafted by Garrard and priced at 28,000 British Pound Sterling, or about $35k in USD today (not accounting for inflation).

Prince William honored his late mother by proposing to Kate Middleton with the same ring.

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Now, a copy of the ring is estimated at a half-million dollars.

It was Princess Diana and Kate Middleton who upped the value of the ring. The Duchess of Cambridge wears the ring with a gold wedding band.

Now, a copy of the ring is estimated at a half-million dollars.

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