The touching reason Duchess Kate didn’t wear her engagement ring on her latest outing

The touching reason Duchess Kate didn’t wear her engagement ring on her latest outing

At the Duchess of Cambridge’s latest royal outing at the Evelina London Children’s Hospital, she turned heads as she wore a Dolce and Gabbana tweed skirt suit with black pumps and golden drop earrings.

However, royal fans were focusing on what she wasn’t wearing: her engagement and eternity rings.

Duchess Kate’s 12-carat sapphire engagement ring that once belonged to Princess Diana was missing as well as the Eclipse diamond eternity ring that has been thought to be a push present after the birth of Prince George.

According to a report by HELLO! magazine, the lack of rings has nothing to do with marriage tensions but was simply for health and safety reasons.

Kensington Palace told the publication that the Duchess of Cambridge removed her two rings as she was visiting the children’s wards of the hospital and any potential hygiene hazards were to be removed.

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The Duchess of Cambridge visited Evelina London Children’s Hospital today to learn more about the creative art workshops which are delivered by the @nationalportraitgallery Hospital Programme. The NPG works closely with Evelina London to bring workshops and artists into the hospital, helping to support the health, wellbeing and happiness of the children who receive care there. The Duchess joined children and their families who were taking part in a ‘Playful Portraits’ workshop, and helped them to make sets and characters for their own pop-up theatres! 🎭🎨 The Duchess also visited Evelina’s Beach Ward to meet children who were taking part in the workshop at their bedsides. The Duchess is Patron of both Evelina London and the National Portrait Gallery.

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Hospital guidelines state that more ornate rings must be removed as they are more likely to carry more germs instead of simple wedding bands.

The Duchess still wore her Welsh gold wedding band to the royal outing.