The reason? It’s just not his style. Shortly before the couple’s big day, the palace released a statement about his decision to ditch tradition and go ringless, saying, “It is simply down to personal preference. It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn’t one for jewelry.”
Seeing as how William and Kate are one of the most famous couples on the planet, they would be hard-pressed to find someone who wasn’t aware of their sweet romance. So there you have it.
When Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton in 2010, he gave her the stunning 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire ring that his late mother, Princess Diana, wore during her marriage to Prince Charles. And when the two tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in London in 2011, Kate added a gold band to sit perfectly next to her sparkler. But despite the duchess of Cambridge’s new jewelry, there was no big exchanging of rings, because Prince William never got one.
Princess Diana’s Most Captivating Moments With Kids
Princess Diana shared numerous sweet moments with her sons, Prince William and Prince Harry, before her death in August 1997, but she had just as many heartwarming encounters with kids during her royal appearances across the globe.
As part of her extensive charity work, the royal, who was a kindergarten teacher before marrying Prince Charles, had no qualms cuddling up to young children as she visited hospitals, schools, and orphanages. She would even get down on their level as they offered her gifts or flowers, much like her daughter-in-law, Kate Middleton, does when she interacts with her smallest fans. Not only have William and Harry carried on Diana’s legacy for helping others, but they also share her love for children.