So, in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been a lot of buzz coming from the Royal family as of late. From Megan Markle and Prince Harry stepping out of the royal family to Kate Middleton ditching her engagement ring during her latest outing, there is a lot to catch up on. Prince William gave his mother, the late Princess Diana, sapphire ring to Kate Middleton. So its absence raised some eyebrows. Apparently, however, the dutchess had a really good reason as to why.
Now don’t go ahead and start jumping to any conclusions like a scandal or something dramatic. That afternoon, Middleton visited the Evelina Children’s Hospital in London to attend a workshop hosted by the National Portrait Gallery’s Hospital Program. The program is all about how art can help kids. Before the dutchess was able to enter the hospital, she had to follow the facility’s policy and scrub her hands to make sure she wasn’t bringing any germs in with her. According to People, the hospital typically recommends that visitors don’t even wear jewelry so they don’t have to worry about cleaning it. So that appears to be exactly what Kate did.
InStyle pointed out that this isn’t the first time Kate Middleton removed her ring to visit a hospital, so please, skeptics and drama-makers, relax. Seriously, germs can latch on to anything.