Millions of viewers around the globe tuned in nearly 11 years ago to see Prince William marry Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. One part of the ceremony almost ended up in disaster
This week will mark exactly 11 years since Duchess and Duke of Cambridge made the declaration. “I do”They were married at Westminster Abbey.
It was a huge affair, with almost two billion people worldwide watching the ceremony on TV.
Both Prince William (pictured above) and Kate (pictured below, in their Alexander McQueen Bridal gown), would naturally feel nervous.
William was almost overcome by nerves when it came time to perform an important part of his ceremony.
When he tried to place Kate’s wedding ring onto her finger, he was unsuccessful for a few seconds.
He finally succeeded after a long struggle and the couple became officially married.
It turns out that Kate was the one who lost.
The following is an extract from theMail on SundayKate requested that the ring be made in a smaller size at the time.
A source explained: “She had her engagement ring resized because she’d lost weight and didn’t want the same problem with her wedding ring slipping off.
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“This has become a topic of amusement for her and William.”
However, there was no struggle for Kate in returning the favour on the big day – that’s because William does not wear a wedding ring.
It was revealed just before his marriage that William would not wear a ring.
Speaking at the time of his wedding, a Palace insider said: “He’s not one for jewellery. He’s never worn any. He decided he didn’t want to wear one now. It’s all down to personal preference.”
In contrast, William’s brother Prince Harry can often be seen fiddling with his wedding ring at official engagements.
His ring is a platinum band with a textured finish that is made by jewellers Cleave and Company.
His wife Meghan Markle’s wedding ring is also made by Cleave and Company and is fashioned from a piece of Welsh Gold – as is tradition for royal brides.
She wears it alongside her engagement ring, which consists of two diamonds from Princess Diana’s collection and one from Botswana.