Jack Brooksbank Won’t Wear a Wedding Band Now That He’s Married, Just Like Prince William

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From Cosmopolitan

During his wedding to Princess Eugenie on Friday, Jack Brooksbank placed a wedding ring on his now-wife’s finger-even though it took some wriggling to get it on. But after that, Eugenie didn’t place a ring on his finger, and that was apparently by design.

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Jack seemed to opt out of wearing a wedding band, as there was no space in the official royal program for him receiving one. As People reports, this is pretty common for men in the royal family. Prince William doesn’t wear a wedding ring, either, and it’s reportedly just a “personal preference.”

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Prince Harry does wear a ring, though it doesn’t follow royal tradition. It’s platinum, not Welsh gold, which is the standard material for royal wedding rings.

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Prince Andrew, Princess Eugenie's father, did not appear to wear a wedding band when he was married to her mother, Sarah Ferguson.

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Prince Charles does wear a wedding band (though on his pinky finger below a signet ring), but his father, Prince Philip, does not.

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Though it might seem a little weird for William, Jack, and Philip to skip a wedding band, historically it’s not uncommon. Wedding rings only became commonplace for men around World War II, the BBC notes, when soldiers wanted a reminder of their wives. Later on, as jewelry for men became more acceptable, so did wedding rings.

And given the high profile of these three royal men and their marriages, it’s not like people won’t know they’re married. In fact, their wives are probably even more well-known than they are. So even if they find rings uncomfortable, the world knows they're taken.

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