Princess Beatrice Bucked Royal Tradition With Her Wedding Ring

Traditionally, royal wedding rings are made from Welsh gold.

Princess Beatrice's socially distanced wedding last week was unlike any royal wedding we've seen before.

Despite the unique challenges of getting hitched during a global pandemic, the lovebirds still managed to incorporate a number of meaningful traditions into their nontraditional day. From her borrowed gown to her heirloom tiara, Beatrice's ensemble included numerous nods to her beloved grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. And like many royal brides before her, her bouquet contained a symbolic sprig of myrtle.

But, as Town & Country notes, the couple bucked tradition with Beatrice's wedding band. Traditionally, royal wedding rings are made from Welsh gold. In fact, Princess Eugenie, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton all had Welsh gold bands slid onto their fingers when they tied the knot. But groom Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi presented his royal bride with a platinum and diamond design to complement her engagement ring.

Beatrice's beautiful wedding band was designed by British jeweler Shaun Leane, the same jeweler who crafted her Art Deco-inspired engagement ring. In a press release, Leane described Beatrice's bespoke wedding band as a "fusion of Victorian and Art Deco designs."

Princess Beatrice Wedding and Engagement Ring
Shaun Leane

"I am thrilled for the happy couple, it warms my heart to see two wonderful people unite in love as much as Edoardo and Beatrice do," Leane said in a statement. "I feel very honoured to have been a part of their journey and to have been involved in the very special moments of designing and creating the engagement ring and wedding ring. I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness together."

Congrats, Beatrice!

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