Why Prince William Won’t Wear a Wedding Band

Prince William and Kate Middleton
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Don't expect to see a wedding band on Prince William's finger after his April 29 wedding to longtime love Kate Middleton, 29.

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"There will only be one ring, which is in accordance to the wishes of Prince William and Catherine," a Clarence House spokesperson tells UsMagazine.com.

"It's quite common for there to just be the one ring in society or royal weddings," a source adds. "It's been the same in other royal weddings, so it's not a rare occurrence."

Indeed, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew both chose to wear a signet bearing their Coat of Arms, while Prince Charles — who didn't wear a wedding band while married to Princess Diana — now wears a small ring tucked behind his signet.

For more on the Royal Wedding, including rare photos, interviews with family and friends, details on Kate's new life as a princess and a tour of their lavish homes, order a copy of Us Weekly's Will & Kate: The Royal Wedding now.

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