Late last year, the The Washington Post shared a video of Barack Obama approaching a small crowd at the airport in Greensboro, North Carolina. In the video we see the former President, who’s been married to Michelle Obama for 24 years, slip his wedding band off and into his pocket before shaking hands with the waiting crowd.
As the Post put it, “Even with all the Secret Service agents around him, the President isn’t taking any chances with his personal valuables.”
The former President cherishes his ring so much, he goes out of his way to care for its safety—but there are those who forgo wearing one at all.
According to the The New York Times, the palace released a statement saying Prince William’s choice not to wear a ring is a “personal preference”.