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01/30/2017 03:44 pm ET Updated May 02, 2017

The One Thing You've Probably Never Noticed About Prince William

The proof is in the pictures.

Though you’ve probably seen a million pictures of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, you might’ve missed one important thing missing from the left hand of the man second in line for the British throne: his wedding ring.  

While Kate wears a gorgeous sapphire and diamond engagement ring with a Welsh gold wedding band, Prince William doesn’t wear one. As pointed out by Business Insider, the Prince didn’t receive one during his 2011 wedding to the Duchess, according to the royal wedding’s official program. 

His aversion to rings was attributed to personal preference, but it’s actually quite common for the British upper class to skip the relatively new custom.

“It is not unusual at all for men from the upper sets in Britain to shun wearing a wedding band,” etiquette expert William Hanson told Harper’s Bazaar. “This is not because of any intentions that they may wish to play away from home once married, but because it was traditionally not the done thing for gentlemen to wear jewellery. Years ago, this even included watches, but even hardened snobs have relaxed on that front.”    

Scroll through below to check out more photos of Prince William’s jewelry-free hands:

Showing off his non-existent ring again! 
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Showing off his non-existent ring again! 
Two kids, zero rings. 
Toby Melville / Reuters
Two kids, zero rings. 
🎤  He's got a really big team, but they don't need any rings 🎤 -- Drake, probably. 
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🎤  He's got a really big team, but they don't need any rings 🎤 -- Drake, probably. 
Surprise! Still no jewelry! 
POOL New / Reuters
Surprise! Still no jewelry! 
No ring here! 
Neil Hall / Reuters
No ring here! 

We wonder what Prince Harry will do when his time comes! 

CORRECTION: Language in this article has been updated to show that Prince William is the heir to the British throne.

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