This Is the Real Reason Kate Middleton Has Not Been Wearing Her Famous Engagement Ring

Since becoming engaged to Prince William in 2010, Kate Middleton has worn her famous engagement ring every chance she gets. But a few keen royal watchers noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge failed to wear her engagement ring during some recent public engagements. There has been a lot of speculation about why Kate seemingly ditched her engagement ring, and it turns out that there is a really good reason why she has not been wearing it.

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Kate Middleton loves her engagement ring

William and Kate met when they were in college in the early 2000s. Their romance blossomed during their second year at the University of St. Andrews and they went public shortly after their graduation.

Although the two experienced a brief split in 2007, William finally got the nerve to pop the big question in 2010. The future Duke of Cambridge proposed with Princess Diana’s former engagement ring, which he received as a gift from Prince Harry.

Kate Middleton and Prince William went on to tie the knot in a gorgeous ceremony in Westminster Abbey in 2011, and millions of fans around the world watched the wedding on television.

It has been nearly 9 years since the couple exchanged vows, and Kate has worn her engagement ring for a slew of royal engagements over the years. But that all changed this month when Kate was caught without her engagement ring during a visit to a children’s hospital.

The Duchess of Cambridge steps out without her famous engagement ring

Kate looked as stunning as ever when she visited Evelina children’s hospital. But it didn’t take long before fans noticed that she wasn’t wearing her engagement ring during the hospital visit.

Fans spotted Kate Middleton’s gold wedding band on her ring finger, but her sapphire engagement ring was nowhere to be found. She also ditched her eternity ring for the event, which was given to her following the birth of Prince George.

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Kate Middleton was spotted without her engagement ring | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

There has been a lot of speculation about why Kate was not wearing her ring. This includes the rumors that her fingers were swollen due to another pregnancy.

The Duchess of Cambridge has faced pregnancy rumors for months, and we can confirm that the missing ring had nothing to do with the baby talk. In fact, there is a perfectly logical explanation for why she left her engagement ring at home.

Why did Kate Middleton ditch her engagement ring?

According to Hello Magazine, the real reason Kate did not wear her engagement ring was because of health and safety concerns. Because she was stopping by children’s wards, Kate was advised against wearing her ring over hygiene issues.

This is not the first time Kate has left her engagement ring at home during a hospital engagement. In the winter of 2018, Kate stepped out without her famous ring when she visited a children’s hospital on Great Ormond Street.

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Today The Duchess of Cambridge launches #5BigQuestions on the Under 5s, a landmark survey which gives people across the UK an opportunity to provide their view on raising the next generation. The survey is designed to bring together the thoughts of as many people across the UK as possible – recognising that everyone has a role in ensuring strong, healthy foundations for the youngest in our society that will positively affect their lifelong outcomes. 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s aims to spark the biggest ever conversation on early childhood that will ultimately help bring about positive, lasting change for generations to come. Earlier today The Duchess kickstarted the launch of the survey during a visit to MiniBrum at @thinktankmuseum, where she was shown around the interactive, child-sized mini-city by children who helped design the space and spoke to parents and carers about the survey. On the 5 Big Questions on the Under 5s Survey, The Duchess said: • “Parents, carers and families are at the heart of caring for children in the formative years, so that is why I want to listen to them. • As a parent I know how much we cherish the future health and happiness of our children. • I want to hear the key issues affecting our families and communities so I can focus my work on where it is needed most. • My ambition is to provide a lasting change for generations to come.” • Take 5 minutes to visit 5bigquestions.org.uk (link in bio) to find out more and fill out the survey.

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Once again, Kate Middleton rocked her gold band and left her engagement and eternity ring behind at home.

Kate, of course, has not commented on why she was spotted without her engagement ring. Her visit to the children’s hospital has been well received by royal watchers, many of whom have started calling her the “children’s princess.”

Did Meghan Markle’s friend shade Kate?

While fans continue to speculate about Kate Middleton’s engagement ring, some royal watchers are convinced that Meghan Markle’s best friend, Jessica Mulroney, subtly shaded the Duchess of Cambridge on social media.

The drama started after Mulroney admonished people to use their influence to support worthy causes on social media. Around the same time of her post, Kate shared photos of her meeting with a few Holocaust survivors.

The images are part of an exhibit at the Royal Photographic Society, and fans are convinced that Mulroney’s post was directed at Kate’s work.

“Pretty pictures are pretty pictures. Strive to use your platform for good and spread stories of incredible people striving to make this world a better place,” Mulroney shared.

Mulroney has not commented on the backlash she has received on social media. There has been a lot of rumors surrounding Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle’s relationship over the years, and the negative reports have only been fueled by Harry and Meghan’s decision to leave the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their exit a few weeks ago and are currently staying in Canada.