British royal wedding rings have a particular detail that only connoisseurs of the monarchy know in depth.
The wedding bands of Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana have something in common and keep a hidden secret.
Royal wedding rings
It was known that wedding rings have a peculiar origin, they revealed that for 200 years the pieces are made of Welsh gold, the rarest and most expensive type of gold in the world.
They say that making them of that gold brings good luck for the women who belong to the crown.
According to Ingrid Seward, royal expert and biographer of Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s wedding ring is made with Welsh gold.
“Philip did not have the expenses of the wedding ring because the people of Wales supplied a nugget of Welsh gold for the ring that she never takes off.” She said.
They estimate that the gold comes from a mine in North Wales where it was also mined to make Princess Diana’s ring.
They further reported that Her Majesty received at least 36 kilograms of Welsh gold in the 1980s from the Royal British Legion.
This amount has been distributed by the monarch for the manufacture of royal alliances. It is said that she gave a portion to Prince Andrew, Duke of York, for her wedding to Sarah Ferguson and also to her son Edward for her marriage to Sophia, Countess of Wessex.
Meghan and Kate’s rings are also made from this rare material but from a different mine. The British monarch received another generous shipment of gold as a birthday present and gave part of it to her grandchildren for their wedding rings.