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No Band Of Gold? Prince William Won't Be Wearing A Wedding Ring

01/04/2011 12:34 | Updated 22 May 2015

Will's ring finger will stay bare post-wedding. Getty Images

A certain royal isn't planning to put a ring on it.

According to Palace sources, Kate Middleton, the Daily Mail reports.

According to a Palace aide, this was a mutual decision between bride and groom. "It was something the couple discussed but Prince William isn't one for jewellery - he doesn't even wear a signet ring - and decided he didn't want to. It really is just down to personal preference."

As for Kate, she will wear a wedding band "fashioned from a lump of Welsh gold owned by the Royal Family that has been smelted down," and which both she and her future hubby had a hand in designing. Welsh gold in royal wedding rings is part of a long-standing tradition.

Another source told the Mail that it's quite a common occurrence for men of William's social strata not to wear a traditional wedding band.

We suppose Kate has nothing to worry about - after all, ring or no ring, it's not like there's a chance that anyone on the planet won't know Prince William is a married man.

Want to see what rocks celebrities are sporting on their ring fingers? Check out the gallery below.

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Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Jamie Hince

State of Union: Engaged

Cut: Vintage circa 1920s

"Jamie knows his bride-to-be so well that he was fully aware the engagement ring just had to be vintage. He's picked a sparkler from one of the most stylish eras - the 20s - which is simply perfect for the fashion icon."

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Tom Crane

State of Union: Engaged

Cut: Round sapphire surrounded by diamonds

"Sarah Harding flashed her new bling at Heathrow Airport while returning from holiday, and her sparkler certainly resembles Princess Diana's vintage blue sapphire-and-diamond ring a certain royal-to-be is sporting."

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Joey Kern

State of Union: Engaged

Cut: Asscher cut

"Kern did more than just pick out a stunning diamond ring for his fiancée: the actor designed it himself. How very romantic!"

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Sam Cooper

State of Union: Engaged (but potentially already married?)

Cut: Simple diamond solitaire

"Lily posted a pic of her bling on her blog, but the pavé diamond ring beneath her engagement sparkler is causing rumours to fly about whether or not the songstress has already tied the knot."

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Other Half: Benjamin Millepied

State of Union: Engaged and pregnant

Jeweller: Former New York City Ballet dancer (and friend of fiance Millepied's), Jamie Wolf

Cut: Antique round old mine cut diamond set in certified conflict-free pavé diamonds and recycled platinum

Estimated Cost : $35,000

"Not only was the ring created in alignment with the star's vegan and eco-friendly ideals, her fiance helped to co-design the handmade sparkler with jeweller Wolf. Talk about a fairy tale ring!"

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Jim Toth

State of Union: Engaged

Jeweller: William Goldberg Diamond Corporation

Cut: Rare Ashoka diamond set on a pavé diamond-and-platinum band. The centre stone features 62 displayed facets and rounded corners

Total Carats: 4

Estimated Cost: $150,000

"The ring has a lot of significance because Jim chose such a rare diamond. It's the rarity of the cut that makes the stone truly unique."

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Mike Tindall

State of Union: Engaged

Cut: Circle solitaire set in tens of pavé set diamonds

"The ring is bespoke, and so far the carat count and value have been kept under wraps. Watch this space for an update!"

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: John Krasinski

State of Union: Married

Cut: Pear

Total Carats: 4

Estimated Cost: $75,000-$85,000

"Emily is a chic and simple girl and her pear shape diamond ring clearly signifies that in a very classic and romantic way."

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: David Beckham

State of Union: Married

Jeweller: Boodle & Dunthorne

Cut: Marquis

Total Carats: 3

Estimated Cost: $65,000

Ring number two

Other Half: David Beckham

State of Union: Married

Cut: Marquis

Total Carats: 10

Estimated Cost: $1 million

"The first ring is very simple. They got married when they were young, but if fits with where they were at the time. The latest ring is eight or nine carats larger - you can see her evolution into a fashion maven."

Celebrity engagement rings

Other Half: Nick Lachey

State of Union: Divorced

Cut: Pear

Total Carats: 4

Estimated Cost: $75,000

"This is very, very classic. It's one of the first cuts and super romantic. You can tell Nick put a lot of thought into it."

Celebrity engagement rings

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