Why Kate Middleton Was Just Spotted Without Her Engagement Ring

Kate Middleton recently shared a photo that had fans wondering about her engagement ring. The Duchess of Cambridge is working from home amid the coronavirus shutdown and just posted a photo of herself without her famous engagement ring. Why is Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, not wearing her engagement ring at home?

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Kate Middleton spotted without her engagement ring

The Duchess of Cambridge and her husband, Prince William, have increased their visibility now that other senior members of the royal family are out of the spotlight. Prince Charles recently tested positive for the coronavirus while Queen Elizabeth is in self-isolation at Windsor Castle.

Kate and William, meanwhile, have been working hard to support people who are suffering the most from the pandemic. Taking to Instagram, Kensington Palace just released photos of Prince William and Kate working from their home.

“Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health — in recent weeks The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organizations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time,” the palace wrote.

The image of Kate Middleton features her sitting at a desk inside Kensington Palace and talking on the phone. Kate is sporting the same suit she wore during an appearance at an NHS facility in London.

The photo is a great shot of the Duchess of Cambridge in action, but eagle-eyed fans were quick to notice that she is not wearing her engagement ring.

Why did the Duchess of Cambridge ditch the ring?

There is a good reason why Kate was not pictured with her engagement ring. According to Page Six, rings are havens for bacteria to live and grow and can actually facilitate the spread of germs.

Considering how the entire world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, Kate Middleton is clearly aware of the dangers that rings pose. We do not know for sure that this is why Kate is not wearing her ring, but it is likely a factor.

“Some studies have shown that skin underneath rings contains more germs than comparable areas of skin on fingers without rings,” the CDC shared. “Further studies are needed to determine if wearing rings results in an increased spread of potentially deadly germs.”

Although the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were pictured in their home inside Kensington Palace, the couple has since moved to their estate in the country, Anmer Hall, with their three children.

Top ranking members of the royal family will likely remain out of the spotlight until the pandemic is under control. Unfortunately, this means we will probably see less of William and Kate in the near future.

Kate Middleton homeschools her children during the lockdown

Just like other moms and dads around the world, Kate has been homeschooling her children amid the coronavirus lockdown. Kate’s oldest two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are in their first and second years of school, while her youngest, Prince Louis, has not started lessons.

Schools throughout the UK are offering online assistance for parents, a resource that is undoubtedly helping Kate Middleton manage things at home. William is also doing his part to help out while the entire nation deals with the lockdown.

“Kate is leading on most of the teaching. She spends time every day doing something with them,” a source shared.

According to Daily Mail, the insider added that Kate and William are doing their best to give their children a daily routine, which is important in developing a good “home environment.”

When it comes to their youngest child, the Cambridges are making sure to set some time aside for play. The source also revealed that the couple is coping with the situation well and making the most of it.

Inside Kate’s recent fashion changes

After Prince William and Kate’s latest post on Instagram, fans noticed how the Duchess of Cambridge has been adopting a much simpler style as of late. According to The Sun, a source revealed that Kate no longer feels the need to compete now that Meghan Markle is out of the picture.

“Someone who knows Kate well said ‘the atmosphere since the Sussexes left has noticeably improved. Kate does not feel she has to compete now. She has gone back to a much simpler style,'” the insider dished.

The source added that Kate Middleton is way more relaxed and has instructed her makeup artist to take a lighter approach to her look. This includes decreasing “eye make up” and using “paler lip colors.”

The last time Kate and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, shared the public stage was during the Commonwealth Day service in March. The event marked Meghan’s last appearance as an active member of the royal family.

Meghan and her husband, Prince Harry, are officially out of the monarchy and recently moved to Los Angeles, where they will be setting up a new home.

Kate Middleton, of course, has not commented on the reports surrounding her engagement ring or fashion choices.