Why the ring in Prince Harry’s Father’s Day post is so meaningful

In honor of the Duke of Sussex's first Father's Day, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Instagram account, @SussexRoyal, posted a brand-new photo of Harry holding their royal baby, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

This is the third photo set of baby Archie since his birth announcement. The first photos of Archie were taken in Windsor Castle for his official photo call, and the second photo, which didn't show Archie's face, was posted in honor of Meghan Markle's first Mother's Day and featured baby Archie's little feet and toes.

But it isn't just the fact that it was one of the first photos of baby Archie released to the public that has us freaking out. Prince Harry's wedding ring, which is featured prominently in the photo, is a very significant call-out for the little royal family of three. See, Prince Harry is the only royal who wears an actual wedding band on his ring finger.

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The Duke of Cambridge (left), the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Princess Eugenie of York (left) and Princess Beatrice of York during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II (left), King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (centre), Johnny Weatherby (right) and Zara Tindall (left) attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Jonathan Brady/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Princess Royal (left) and the Countess of Wessex during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse. (Photo by Mike Egerton/PA Images via Getty Images)
ASCOT, ENGLAND - JUNE 18: Emma Weymouth and Lady Kitty Spencer attend day 1 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 18, 2019 in Ascot, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for Ascot Racecourse)
The Princess Royal, Anne (fourth left), The Duchess of Cambridge, Duke of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (2R) rise with Dutch King Willem-Alexander (L) and Queen Maxima (R) and Britain's Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (2L) as they arrive on day one of the Royal Ascot horse racing meet, in Ascot, west of London, on June 18, 2019. - The five-day meeting is one of the highlights of the horse racing calendar. Horse racing has been held at the famous Berkshire course since 1711 and tradition is a hallmark of the meeting. Top hats and tails remain compulsory in parts of the course while a daily procession of horse-drawn carriages brings the Queen to the course. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)
Princess Eugenie in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
The Princess Royal in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cambridge (left) and the Duchess of Cornwall in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II in Windsor Great Park where members of the Royal family swap from cars to horse-drawn carriages on their journey from Windsor Castle to Ascot Racecourse.
Queen Elizabeth II during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cornwall (centre), the Prince of Wales (third left) and the Duke of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duke of Cambridge (left), the Duchess of Cambridge, Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess of Cornwall, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attending day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duke of Cambridge (centre) arriving by carriage during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
The Duchess of Cornwall (centre), the Prince of Wales (third left) and the Duke of Cambridge during day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
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Prince William and Prince Philip don't wear wedding bands at all, and Prince Charles has worn a signet ring on his pinky finger ever since his wedding to Camilla Parker Bowles.

Fun-fact time: Most men (including royals) didn't really wear wedding bands until World War II, when the trend took off—the rings were comforting reminders of families back home, according to Metro UK. Prince William decided to keep with the royal family tradition of not wearing a wedding ring, just like his grandfather Prince Philip. Prince Charles also never wore a wedding ring during his marriage to Princess Diana.

Prince Harry, however, decided to buck tradition and wear a platinum wedding ring. Call it a sign of the times, or perhaps because his wife the duchess had some say in the matter. The Sussexes have been very open about wanting to appear as normal as possible, especially by foregoing a royal ancestral name for their son, Archie, so maybe this is another way of appearing more "of the people," if you will.

These royals' sartorial choices are never an afterthought so, believe us, there's definitely a deeper meaning than just a wedding ring here. 

Although, was it also planned for Harry's hairy knuckles to fake the appearance of a baby mustache on Archie? We'd guess not.

RELATED: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Been Secretly Hosting Super-Fancy Dinners at Their Frogmore Cottage Home

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Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
EMBARGOED to 1240 WEDNESDAY MAY 08 2019. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex are seen with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire, Britain May 8, 2019. Dominic Lipinski/Pool via REUTERS
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (R), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose for a photo with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, places her hand on the head of her newborn baby boy as she and her husband Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, pose for a photo in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
WINDSOR, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, pose with their newborn son during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle on May 8, 2019 in Windsor, England. The Duchess of Sussex gave birth at 05:26 on Monday 06 May, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Britain's Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex (L), and his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, walk away after posing for photographs with their newborn baby son in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Windsor, west of London on May 8, 2019. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read DOMINIC LIPINSKI/AFP/Getty Images)
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with their baby son, who was born on Monday morning, during a photocall in St George's Hall at Windsor Castle in Berkshire.
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