She is known for being the picture of elegance with her flawless outfits and perfectly manicured nails.
But it would appear that the Princess of Wales, 41, is prone to the odd injured hand – as she regularly seems to have a plaster wrapped around one or two fingers.
When visiting a male prison in Surrey today to support an addiction charity, it was revealed the mother-of-three had hurt her hand trampolining with her children at home.
Despite having to strap her fingers after the playtime injury in their Windsor garden, Kate shook hands with staff at HMP High Down this afternoon.
It’s far from the first time the royal has been seen sporting a plaster. Kate’sotherwise impeccable image is often marred by the unsightly skin-coloured tape wrapped around one of her fingers or thumbs.
She is known for being the picture of elegance with her flawless outfits and perfectly manicured nails. But it would appear that the Princess of Wales (pictured), 41, is prone to the odd injured hand – as she regularly seems to have a plaster wrapped around one or two fingers
Indeed, when visiting a male prison in Surrey today to support an addiction charity it was revealed the mother-of-three had hurt her hand trampolining with her children at home
On a visit to the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s Maternity Unit on October 5, 2022 in Guildford, the princess was pictured with a plaster on her thumb. She was seen with similar in Bradford in 2020.
The princess also wore a plaster on her thumb when attending the Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London.
In May 2019, Kate wore a small plaster on the right royal thumb at Chelsea Flower Show co-ordinating seamlessly with her camel-coloured culottes and cream shirt.
Then in November 2019, a small circular patch on the middle finger of her right hand could be seen at three events over four days.
Christmas Day, 2016, and whats that covering the end of one thumb on the same hand as her famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring? A plaster, of course.
Then there was the time in November of the same year when she sported a larger rectangular patch on the back of her left hand.
There was much speculation at the time over whether a certain limelight-hogging feline was to blame; namely the star of A Street Cat Named Bob, who Kate had met at a film premiere the night before.
For those who have debated the respective merits of fabric (they stay put better) over waterproof (prone to coming off but more versatile) plasters, it should be noted Kate appears to show no preference, wearing both.
The Princess of Wales visiting the Royal Surrey County Hospital’s Maternity Unit at the Royal Surrey County Hospital on October 5, 2022 in Guildford, England
Katevisits City Hall in Bradford’s Centenary Square on January 15, 2020, pictured left. Pictured right, the princess also wore a plaster on her thumb when attending the Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul’s Cathedral on June 3, 2022 in London
Kate departs after visiting her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2019
Kate attends The Tusk Conservation Awards in November 2018 with a plaster on her hand, pictured left. Pictured right, Kate attends a charity performance of Dear Evan Hansen in aid of The Royal Foundation at the Noel Coward Theatre on February 25, 2020 in London
Kate with a plaster on her middle finger while waving to royal fans in January 2015
Kate pictured left with a plaster on her thumb in August 2016 and right, in February 2016
As we all know, Kate is a keen gardener, so she could very easily be a bit accident-prone when pruning. Her latest injury was said to have happened after playing with her three children on the trampoline at their home in Windsor.
A Kensington Palace spokesman said the hurt finger was a small injury, nothing serious’, adding they were not broken.
She was pictured leaving the exclusive Bouji nightclub in London as long ago as 2008 with a plaster on her right thumb.
For today’s outing, Kate looked typically stylish in her blue Alexander McQueen suit. The decision to wear the outfit came following the news that Sarah Burton, who designed the royal’s wedding dress, has stepped down as creative director of the brand after more than 25 years at the company.
Kate also paid tribute to her children by donning a necklace complete with their initials; she worethe 1,070 ‘Personalised Gold Midnight Moon Necklace’ by Daniella Draper, which was engraved with the letters ‘G, L, C’ in honour of her children, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.
The theme of this year’s Addiction Awareness Week is ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’, which aims to highlight the vast array of people across society who are affected by addiction.
The princess will shadow a family during a normal visit, starting with the security procedures that must be followed before visitors are allowed to enter the institution, a Category C men’s prison and young offender institution housing around 1,100 prisoners.
She will hear about the impact this has on families and will learn about the recent efforts HMP High Down has put into practice to make the experience more positive for children in particular.
Kate meets Dame Helen Mirren and Sir David Attenborough at the Dramatic Arts Reception at Buckingham Palace in London in February 2014
Christmas Day: Perhaps a scrape with the children caused this injury, spotted on the royal’s left thumb as she leads Princess Charlotte to church in 2016
The plaster makes a comeback – on her left thumb which was pictured while she attended the Natural History Museum in2016
The Princess was at a visit to Keech Hospice Care when this photo was taken showing her right thumb with a plaster inAugust 2016
April 2008: The plaster makes its debut appearance – on her right thumb – in the back of a taxi
Later, serving prisoners working with The Forward Trust will discuss with Kate their experiences and the support they are receiving from the charity and prison.
The Forward Trust delivers a range of services at HMP High Down, tailored to meet the needs of the men who reside there.
They include The Bridge, an intensive abstinence-based programme, Stepping Stones, a low to medium intensity intervention for those whose alcohol or drug consumption is at harmful or dependent levels, and Family Ties, a course of workshops focused on restoring healthy communication and trust between loved ones.
Before leaving Kate will visit The Clink, an on-site restaurant which trains prisoners in hospitality, where she will meet former prisoners and Forward Trust alumni.
Here she will speak to those who have worked with and volunteered for the charity in prison and the community and learn how they have been supported to recover from and manage their addictions.
Guests in attendance will be celebrating the concept that recovery is possible for all those struggling with an addiction, in preparation for Addiction Awareness Week the following month.