Why Prince William doesn't wear a wedding ring - but Kate does

Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011, but many were shocked when it was

revealed only Kate would be given a wedding ring during the service at Westminster Abbey.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the decision was "in accordance with the couple's wishes".

A statement was released on the Cambridges' wedding day of April 29, 2011:

"Prince William and Catherine Middleton chose

Wartski to make the wedding ring for Miss Middleton.

"The ring has been fashioned from a piece of Welsh gold that was given to Prince

William by the Queen shortly after the engagement was announced.

"The ring will be carried to Westminster Abbey by Prince William’s best man Prince Harry on the wedding day.