Fans spot Kate Middleton without her engagement ring but she was forced to remove it for safety reasons


KATE Middleton was spotted without her most famous accessory as she visited the Evelina Childrens hospital in London today.

Eagle-eyed royal fans noticed that the Duchess of Cambridge had stepped out without her iconic sapphire engagement ring for her engagement this morning.

Kate Middleton visited the Evelina Childrens hospital in London today

Royal fans noticed that Kate was not wearing her sapphire engagement ring

Kate, 38, appeared to have also removed her Eclipse 18 carat white gold eternity ring by Annoushka, a gift from Prince William after Prince Georges birth, was also missing from her finger.

However, the Duchess welsh gold wedding band remained on her ring finger.

It has since been revealed that the royal mum-of-three removed her rings as a healthy and safety precaution while visiting the hospital.

Speaking to Hello! Kensington Palace confirmed that Kate had removed her jewellery because she was visiting the children’s wards where they could pose a potential hygiene hazard.

As she was visiting a hospital ward Kate removed her rings for health and safety reasons

The duchess was at the hospital to learn how the creative arts support children’s health, wellbeing and happiness.

She has been Patron of the National Portrait Gallery since 2012 and became Patron of Evelina London in 2018.

The Hospital Programme runs in three other childrens hospitals in London Great Ormond Street Hospital, Newham University Hospital and The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, working with nursing staff, hospital teachers and specialists.

Kate is rarely seen without her famous sapphire engagement ring that formerly belonged to Princess Diana

Kate also normally wears a third ‘eternity ring’ that was given to her by Prince William following the birth of George

Over the past 15 years more than 20,000 children have benefited from the creative workshops which include photography, animation, sculpture and textiles.

Evelina London, part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust of which The Queen is Patron, provides comprehensive health services to children and families from before birth, throughout childhood and into adult life.

Evelina London also offers specialist services for children with rare and complex conditions from across south London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex and beyond.

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