Prince William and Kate Middleton

This is the reason why Prince William has never worn a wedding ring

And Kate doesn’t seem to mind.

You may not have noticed this before but Prince William does not and never has worn a wedding ring.

The Prince who married Kate Middleton, now the Duchess of Cambridge, in 2011 chose not to wear a wedding band for one very simple reason: he doesn’t want to.

Although the news of his decision is going viral this week, it has been a public fact for years with the royal couple announcing it ahead of their wedding.

‘He’s not one for jewellery’ explained a Palace aide. ‘He’s never worn any. He decided he didn’t want to wear one now. It’s all down to personal preference.’

We don’t know how we missed the announcement but it has divided the internet with lots of people taking to Twitter to voice their sadness on the subject.

Prince William’s decision, however, is not an uncommon one with more and more men choosing to go wedding ring-free.

Royal Family photo - December 2016

The Royal Family

In fact, it turns out that it’s a common decision in the royal family with both Prince Charles and Prince Philip also opting out of wearing one. We wonder if Prince Harry will follow suit.

We doubt Kate is worried though – it seems highly unlikely that Prince William will have to remind anyone that he is a married man with 26 million viewers tuning in to watch their Royal Wedding.

Plus, luckily she has enough bling for the two of them, never seen without Princess Diana’s 12-carat blue Ceylon sapphire engagement ring on her finger.

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