Kate Middleton's Wedding Ring Is Made of Welsh Gold

Kate+Middleton in Final Preparations Are Made Ahead Of The Royal Wedding
Catherine Middleton, arrives at the Goring Hotel where she will spend her last night as a unmarried woman ahead of the Royal Wedding on April 28, 2011 in London, England. With less than 24 hours to go final preparations for the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton are in place (Getty Images)more pics » Kate Middleton
When Kate Middleton and Prince William say "I do," William will slip a gold ring on Kate's finger. The wedding ring is made of Welsh gold and crafted by Mayfair jeweler Wartski. The original piece of gold was a gift to the couple by Queen Elizabeth herself, shortly after their engagement. Using Welsh gold in royal wedding rings is a tradition that dates back to the 1920s when the Queen's mother was married.

While that part of the celebration is going to be traditional, rumors are that the post-reception party is going to take a decidedly modern take. Of course there will be the formal waltzes to start, but once the older folks have retired for the night, the couple and their friends are going to boogie the night away. Pippa Middleton, Kate's sister, has apparently been busy decorating the palace—and raising a few eyebrows along the way—with disco balls!

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