The highly anticipated wedding of the decade of Prince William of Wales and Kate Middleton finally took place on the 29th of April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. The couple got engaged on 20 October 2010.
Prior to their marriage, Prince William was reported to have given his wife-to-be Kate Middleton the same engagement ring that his father Prince Charles had given to his mother Princess Diana of Wales several decades ago. The engagement ring is a beautifully designed 18-carat white gold ring with 12-carat oval sapphire. The ring is also imbedded with 14 round diamonds.
Prince William’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II gave her consent to the couple’s marriage as soon as the engagement was announced. The Queen said she was “absolutely delighted” for her grandson and granddaughter-to-be – Kate Middleton and was anxiously looking forward to the wedding.
Now let us shift our attention to the glamorous wedding ring that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day.
The wedding ring according to verified reports was made from pure Welsh gold in line with tradition. It is said that since 1923 the royal family uses nothing but Welsh gold in making the wedding ring of the bride.
Kate Middleton’s wedding ring was reportedly made from gold which was minded from the Clogau Gold Mine located in the Welsh mountains. Several royal family members have won wedding rings made from the gold mined from that particular Gold Mine in the Welsh mountains. Even Queen Elizabeth II herself wore a ring made of gold from the Welsh Mountains during her wedding.
The jeweler responsible for the making of Kate Middleton’s ring from the precious gold was not named by the royal family until the press got hint that ring was going to be made by the Crown Jeweler Harry Collins.
Kate Middleton and Prince William met each other and fell in love while they were both studying at the University of St Andrews. They were roommates for a year at the St Salvator’s Hall. Thereafter the couple shared another accommodation together in the University town for two years while undergraduates.
The royal wedding was watched live on television and the internet by some two billion people worldwide. Can you believe that?