Kate Middleton Spotted without Sapphire Engagement Ring during Hospital Visit but There's a Good Reason for That

Engagement rings are important and precious. Since it is an important piece of jewelry, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, did not wear her sapphire engagement ring during an outing for one valid reason.

During her visit to the Evelina Children's Hospital, she appeared clean and neat on her Dolce & Gabbana tweed suit. No heavy pieces of jewelry, as reported by InStyle.

The fans and some spectators of the Duchess have nothing to worry about her public appearance. Middleton has a legitimate reason behind her simple look. 

Kate Middleton at Evelina Children's Hospital on January 28, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Kate Middleton at Evelina Children's Hospital on January 28, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images


Middleton purposefully left her engagement ring at home because of the policy set by the hospital. The facility has recommended her and other visitors not to wear jewelry within their place. 

The Duchess left her white gold diamond eternity band behind, too. She only wore her gold wedding band by the time she entered the hospital. 

"According to People, due to the need to thoroughly cleanse one's hands before touring the facility, guests are encouraged not to wear jewelry," the InStyle said

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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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The engagement ring was made out of a diamond-studded 12-carat sapphire engagement ring. This piece has belonged to Prince William's mother, the late Princess Diana. 

This was not the first time Middleton left her ring. According to InStyle, she removes her engagement ring from time to time, depending on the theme of her future events.

Middleton opted for fewer pieces of jewelry in visiting a hospital.

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The Duchess of Cambridge spent the morning at Stockwell Gardens Nursery talking to staff and parents about her landmark survey #5BigQuestions. Launched last week, the survey aims to spark a UK-wide conversation on early childhood, asking everyone in the UK to have their say on raising the next generation. During her visit, The Duchess spoke to teachers, staff and parents about the survey before joining chefs and apprentices in the kitchen to talk about the importance of good, nutritious food for child development. The LEYF Chef Academy offers a specialist qualification for chefs either working or keen to work with children up to the age of eight and was designed to strengthen the important roles chefs play in educating staff and parents, and influencing children’s healthy food choices. You can help spark the biggest ever conversation on the early years by answering our #5BigQuestions. Visit www.5BigQuesitons.org.uk or swipe up in our stories 📋

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"She routinely removes the iconic piece, which formerly belonged to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana, before visiting hospitals," the InStyle stated

Middleton opted for fewer pieces of jewelry in visiting a hospital. Apart from the hospital policy, she wanted to be hands-on in assisting a workshop with the children inside the place. 

The creative workshop was in coordination with the National Portrait Gallery's Hospital Programme. Middleton was there to witness how the arts are beneficial to the children's health, aside from medicines, as reported by People. 

The Duchess has a soft spot for children, wherein she toured around the place to check more about their health status. She has appeared in several public engagements in relation to the welfare of the children.

Last year, Kate, who has been a fashion icon since she became part of the Royal Family, joined a beauty tutorial and storyboard masterclass demonstration with kids from Malvern Primary School.

She didn't only greet her fans, but she also assisted with a hairdo, as shown in a video posted by the Kensington Palace on Twitter.

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