Prince Harry’s choice of wedding ring went against royal tradition

And we kind of love it.

And we kind of love it.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot just months ago at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in quite possibly the most touching and star-studded ceremony of all time.

But it wasn’t the A-list royal wedding guests or the royal after party that really got the world talking. Instead it was the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s choice of rings, choosing Cleave and Company to make their bands.

While the company is a traditional one to go for, Prince Harry broke royal tradition in his choice of material.

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While Meghan’s ring was fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold gifted to her by the Queen, Prince Harry chose a Platinum Band with a textured finish.

And that’s not the only royal custom that Harry has bypassed when choosing his wedding ring, with the very fact that he’s wearing one straying from tradition.


It was initially presumed that the 33-year-old might not wear a wedding ring, with both his brother Prince William and his grandfather Prince Philip opting to go ring-free out of personal preference.

To everyone’s surprise however, it was reported that Harry would be breaking royal tradition, with a source claiming that the groom wants to wear a wedding band.

‘It is simply down to personal preference,’ a royal aide told the Daily Mail.

Well, that’s lovely.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.