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Prince William and Kate Middleton Wedding Rings

The first royal wedding in years draws near. Many expected the wedding day to be held in the summer, but April 29, 2011 has been marked as the special day the whole world has been waiting for, when Prince William and Kate Middleton will finally walk down the aisle. Theirs has been a courtship and engagement that could not escape public scrutiny and after eight long years, the two are finally tying the knot. The ceremony is expected to attract high flyers in the political world, with several heads of states expected to grace the occasion. Final touches are being made on the venues of the ceremony, reception and honey moon

Fashion houses are holding their breath for the crown gown that Kate will choose for her big day. It is expected that everything needed to make the wedding a success will be sourced from the country. After all, there is no better occasion to showcase national pride. The items that have elicited a lot of interest all across Britain however, are the wedding rings. Will Prince William and Miss Kate Middleton uphold the royal tradition that all other royal brides have observed over the years? From The Queen Mother’s wedding in 1923, when she adorned a Clogau Welsh gold wedding ring, all royal brides have followed suit, with the last Princess to marry into the family being Prince William’s own mother, the late Princess Diana

The Queen has a special 36-gramme, 21 carat Welsh gold reserve that was presented to her during celebrations to mark her 60th birthday anniversary. It is expected that this gold is what will be used to make Kate’s wedding ring. Kate has already shown a willingness to conform to the royal family’s traditions, having expressed desire to have her wedding at the Westminster Abbey, just as the Queen Elizabeth and the Queen mother did

The person charged with getting the rings ready is David Thomas, the Crown Jeweller, of Asprey & Garrard. He has held the position for 20 years now, having been appointed Crown Jeweller in 1991. Only he and the bride and groom can tell for sure whether the young sweethearts will use Clogau Welsh rings or not. Everyone else in the palace is keeping mum about this. A deviation from this norm would sadden the queen. At her age, she only has a few more royal weddings to witness. What could be more joyous than to see the tradition set by the Queen Mother herself, upheld by her own grandson?

This content was provided with the assistance of Clogau Gold Jewellery Website