I don't think it's a big deal if a man doesn't wear his wedding ring.
I'm with you on this one, however it is a bit odd that a man who's worn one for years suddenly stops. Hope there's nothing to it. Ed and Sophie aren't exactly love's young dream but I always thought they seemed content with their lot.
I think Ed and Sophie are fine, and he's probably got dermatitis, or fat fingers or is just sick of wearing it. I doubt that he would do this knowingly, he wouldn't want to stir up gossip. If there were problems, he would keep them under wraps or there would be a dignified separation.
Both the DoE and Charles have "sausage fingers" so maybe Ed is developing them too?
Ed definitely already has the "sausage fingers", sadly. I agree that Edward would not want to attract attention, he hates the media (considering he worked for them), so I would say he has chose to not wear them for his own reasons.
I think men wearing rings is a personal thing, all the men in my family wear them but other families donít wear them. It is more acceptable for men to not wear them, but I would prefer if the man I marry wears one. I feel it shows commitment, but that is just a personal opinion. It would bother me in Sophieís case if my husband wore one initially and has now chosen to not wear one. But I guess it works for them. I donít see Sophie looking pissed off in the photo, and she is wearing her rings but she always wears them. I donít think I have ever seen her not wear her rings. It is different for women to not wear them, especially in the Royal family. Imagine the stories that would arise if Catherine was caught not wearing her rings. Gawd, Iíd dread the headlines.