The Duchess of Cambridge leaves after visiting her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday

It's a whim that leaves Kate & # 39; s fans stunned – but why does the Duchess of Cambridge so often need a bandage on her fingers?

  • The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, is rarely less than a vision of elegant perfection
  • Yet royal observers have noticed that plasters are often a staple in her wardrobe
  • Small specimens were spotted on her thumb during the Chelsea Flower Show this week

From the shiny brown hair and the polished makeup to her flawless wardrobe, the Duchess of Cambridge is rarely less than a vision of elegant perfection.

Or is she?

For observers of eagle eyes it is remarkable that a certain accessory in nude colors has become a staple in the royal wardrobe. No, not Kate & # 39; s naked LK Bennett is pumping, but rather a flesh-colored plaster.

A little one was last spotted on the right royal thumb during the Chelsea Flower Show earlier this week – he coordinated seamlessly with Kate's camel-colored culottes and cream-colored shirt.

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves after visiting her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday

The Duchess of Cambridge leaves after visiting her Back to Nature garden at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday

Perhaps a slip-up with the scissors? A scratch while she makes a few final adjustments to her playground in the woods? Could be.

But it is not nearly yet that Kate, 37 years old, has seen a plaster. Left hand, right hand; everyone's favorite duchess with green fingers is perhaps better known as Calamity Kate.

The last time a plaster was seen on the royal mittens was in November, when she had a small circular spot on the middle finger of her right hand at three events over four days.

Christmas Day, 2016, and what about the end of a thumb in the same hand as her famous sapphire and diamond engagement ring?

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the The Tusk Conservation Awards in November 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the The Tusk Conservation Awards in November 2018

The Duchess of Cambridge attends the The Tusk Conservation Awards in November 2018

Kate photographed with a patch on her thumb in August 2016

Kate photographed with a patch on her thumb in August 2016

Kate in February 2016

Kate in February 2016

Kate saw left in August 2016 with a patch on her thumb and right in February 2016

Then there was the time in November of the same year when she was wearing a larger rectangular strip on the back of her left hand. There was much speculation at the time about the guilt of a certain seemingly feline cat; namely the star of A Street Cat Named Bob, whom Kate had met the previous night during a film premiere.

For those who have debated the respective qualities of textiles (they stick better) over waterproof (emerging but versatile) patches, it should be noted that Kate seems to have no preference, and wears both.

So what's the matter? A habit of choosing nine nails? Probably not with those virgin manicures. It has certainly led to speculation on Twitter – from a bite from pet-cocker spaniel Lupo to accidents with gardens or accidents in the kitchen.

As we all know, Kate is an enthusiastic gardener, with extensive grounds in both Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall, in Norfolk, so she can easily be a bit prone to accidental pruning.

Kate with a bandage on her middle finger while waving royal fans in January 2015

Kate with a bandage on her middle finger while waving royal fans in January 2015

Kate with a bandage on her middle finger while waving royal fans in January 2015

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Dame Helen Mirren and Sir David Attenborough at the Dramatic Arts Reception at Buckingham Palace in London in February 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Dame Helen Mirren and Sir David Attenborough at the Dramatic Arts Reception at Buckingham Palace in London in February 2014

The Duchess of Cambridge meets Dame Helen Mirren and Sir David Attenborough at the Dramatic Arts Reception at Buckingham Palace in London in February 2014

She also has three children under the age of six, so is completely immersed in the world of endless hand washing that every parent of young children will know – although she does have a babysitter and, it is supposed, an army of help around the house.

Whatever the cause, it is likely that – like Kate & # 39; s wounds – she will stay under the wraps.

Because she has to shake so many hands, she might cover small scrapes that someone else might expose to the elements.

But Dr. Anton Alexandroff, spokesperson for the Dermatologist & British Skin Foundation Consultant, says: “Wearing patches is not so useful because the skin is not breathing well and it takes longer to heal.

& # 39; As a mother, wash your hands all the time, so it is important to hydrate regularly. The use of moisturizer is the best way to cure a scratch. & # 39;

If that fails, Kate can always take a sheet from the Queen's book – and wear gloves.

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