There are so many rules and regulations that come with being a member of the royal family, from how to dress, to where to live, to what to say and of course, what not to say. Surprisingly, one area that isn’t regulated is wedding bands, at least in the case of the men in the Royal Family. In Prince Harry’s case, he’s now made the decision to buck royal tradition and wear a band following his lavish May 19 wedding ceremony to fiancée Meghan Markle.
According to E! News, Harry–who is a fan of jewellery and has even been spotted in the past wearing the same items as Markle (the pair shared a bracelet in 2016, which was one of the first indications they were dating)–will wear a wedding band. Whether or not a member of the Royal Family wears a wedding ring is up to the individual party, with Harry’s grandfather, father and older brother–and newly announced best man–Prince William opting to go without a band.
Meghan too will wear a wedding band, with insiders revealing to E! News that Meghan’s band will be made of the same Clogau-Welsh gold that was used to create bands for Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, and his sister-in-law, Kate Middleton.
With only a few weeks left until Harry and Meghan’s big ‘I do’ on May 19, the couple is continuing to move full steam ahead with wedding planning. In addition to securing their wedding bands, Markle is also reportedly putting the finishing touches on the two gowns she plans on wearing, one for the traditional ceremony and for the reception to follow. The couple have had a hand in many aspects of the wedding planning, including their flower selection, choosing the carriages that will bring Meghan and Harry to Westminster Abbey, and of course, the guest list.
Now all we have to do is set our alarms to see the stunning event in real time.