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The Queen’s wedding band has a secret inscription

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Royal weddings are full of time-honoured traditions, from the myrtle in the bride’s bouquet to the sparkling tiara atop her head—and one of the most special, but lesser-known customs involves the wedding rings.

Since Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon’s marriage to the future King George VI in 1923, many royals (including the Duchess of Cambridge and the Duchess of Sussex) have had their wedding bands made from Welsh gold, and the Queen is no exception.

In a new book titled Prince Philip: Revealed, royal biographer Ingrid Seward tells the story of the British monarch’s ring, revealing that the jewellery conceals a hidden message.

“At least Philip didn’t have the expense of a wedding ring, as the people of Wales supplied a nugget of Welsh gold from which the ring is made,” she wrote of Prince

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Queen Elizabeth’s Wedding Band Has a Secret Inscription

Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim Graham – Getty Images

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Royal weddings are full of traditions, from myrtle in the bride’s bouquet to a sparkling tiara atop her head—and one of the most time-honored customs involves the happy couple’s rings.

Since Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon’s marriage to the future King George VI in 1923, many royals (including Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle) have had their wedding bands made from Welsh gold, and the current Queen is no exception.

In a new book titled Prince Philip: Revealed, royal biographer Ingrid Seward tells the story of the British monarch’s ring, revealing that the jewelry conceals a hidden message.

“At least Philip didn’t have the expense of a wedding ring, as the people of Wales supplied a nugget of Welsh gold from which the ring is made,” she wrote of Prince Philip who had little fortune to his name when he married

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The Queen never takes off her wedding ring and only Prince Philip know what the inscription says

Touching secret behind the Queen’s wedding ring: Prince Philip chose the inscription on Her Majesty’s band and no one other than couple and the jeweller know what’s engraved on the inside, royal expert reveals

  • The Queen’s wedding ring is made from Welsh gold and has an inscription 
  •  No one other than the Queen, Prince Philip and the engraver knows what it says
  •  Her engagement ring was also a gift, as Prince Philip made it from a tiara that belonged to his mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg

The Queen and Prince Philip will celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary next month, and in the seven decades since the royal couple wed, they have kept one secret closely guarded.

Similarly to Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton, Her Majesty’s wedding ring is made in Welsh gold.

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Mystery of secret inscription on inside of Queen’s gold wedding ring

When it came to planning their royal wedding, Princess Elizabeth and her fiancé Prince Philip had a lot of big decisions to make.

At the time of their 1947 wedding, Britain was still recovering from the horrors of the Second World War, and King VI knew he had to be conscious about the budget for his daughter’s wedding.

Food, clothing, fuel and coal were still being rationed, and the original plan was for a budget occasion.

However the government decided Brits needed something to celebrate, so the wedding ended up being bigger.

But there was one thing they didn’t need to worry about paying for – the Queen’s wedding ring.

She wears the simple gold wedding ring with her engagement ring, which was made from her mother-in-law’s tiara

As is traditional in the royal family, her ring is made from

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