Despite previous conflicting reports, E! News is now saying that the royal husband-to-be "does want to wear a wedding band," according to a source. (However, Kensington Palace has yet to confirm whether or not Harry will indeed be rocking one.) While Harry's older brother Prince William has opted not to wear a wedding band, it's not totally uncommon for the royal family to invest in some new left-hand bling in honor of their wedding day. In fact, the tradition seems to go both ways: Harry's dad, Prince Charles, reportedly wears a ring, while Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip, does not.
"It is simply down to personal preference," a royal aide told The Daily Mail at the time of Prince William and Kate Middleton's 2011 royal wedding, about whether the men in the royal family wear wedding rings.
For her part, Meghan Markle will be wearing a wedding ring made of the same type of Clogau-Welsh gold that was used in Harry's mother Princess Diana and sister-in-law Kate Middleton's wedding rings, according to E!. Markle's engagement ring is also a nod to Princess Di, as the central Botswanan diamond is surrounded by two diamonds that belonged to the late royal. The arrangement, which is set on a gold band by Cleave and Company, was reportedly designed by Prince Harry himself.
With the royal wedding less than three weeks away, the details of the big event are rolling in. While there's still no word on what Markle's dress will look like or whether the Spice Girls will be performing at the reception, a source recently told E! News that technical rehearsals for the day's festivities have already begun. T-minus 17 days until the rings are exchanged!