Meghan Markle's Wedding Ring Was Surprisingly Traditional

Updated 05/19/18
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Congratulations are in order! Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have officially married at St George's Chapel. While the ceremony had many unexpected elements, there's one aspect the newlyweds chose to follow tradition: the royal wedding band. 

Meghan Markle said "I do" with a traditional yellow gold wedding band. CNN reports that the band is made from Welsh gold and is made by Cleave and Company. It is said to have been gifted by the Queen, and carried to St. George's Chapel by Prince Harry's brother, William, the Duke of Cambridge, as best man. Harry, on the other hand, chose to break tradition with a platinum textured wedding band, US Weekly reports. 

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Markle follows in the footsteps of a long list of royals who wear wedding bands made of Welsh gold. The Queen Mother, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Margaret, Princess Anne, Diana, Princess of Wales, and Prince Charles all followed the family tradition, which began in 1923. See the gorgeous ring below— Congratulations, Meghan and Harry!

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