No matter how hard they try, Prince William and Kate Middleton cannot avoid media attention, whether positive or negative.
At the moment, a recent picture they shared with their fans has raised suspicions that the couple might have gone their separate ways.
Here's the scoop.
The British Royal Family Is Incredibly Famous
Without a doubt, the British monarch is the most popular family in the world. The family is even more popular than the world-famous Kardashians.
However, some of the members of this family clearly stand out from all the rest.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, also known as William and Kate, are among the most popular members of the family.
The beloved couple represent a younger and modern image of the centuries-old monarchy.
In general, people really love this couple.
In the year 2011, the couple had a lavish and highly publicized royal wedding that put them firmly in the spotlight ever since the media has never had enough of them.
William And Kate Began When They Were At The University
William and Kate met at the University of St. Andrew's, Scotland, in 2001. He is the son of Prince Charles, who is next in line for the throne.
They Had An On And Off Relationship
Their relationship was rocky, but it was apparent that the two could not live without each other. Therefore, after a highly publicized on and off relationship, the two announced their announcement in the year 2010.
That was 9 years since their first meeting.
The Media And Fans Have Been Keeping Tabs Since Then
A few years after the couple tied the knot, William and Kate welcomed Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge, and he became the third in line to the throne of Great Britain.
When Kate emerged from St. Mary's Hospital in London wearing a blue polka dot dress, many fans concluded that this fashion choice was a touching tribute to Princess Diana, William's mom.
She had worn a similar outfit about thirty years earlier.
In May 2015, which was less than 2 years since the birth of Prince George, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born.
Charlotte Made History
The princess became the first to hold on to her claim to the throne despite having a younger brother. In the past, the birth of a son allowed him to jump over older female siblings in the succession line.
The current changes were introduced during the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013.
Prince Louis Would Have Jumped Over Princess Charlotte
So, because gender has not changed Princess Charlotte's position on the line to the throne, Prince Louis is now fifth-in-line while his older sister Princess Charlotte is fourth-in-line while their older brother Prince George is third-in-line.
Clearly, Kate and William are heading towards creating a more modern monarchy.
Prince William And Kate Are Very Progressive
This is most evident during public events. In such scenarios, they always seem ready to interact and have casual chats with regular people.
William Is Very Good With Crowds
His mom's much-cherished and friendly persona has clearly rubbed off on him.
Recently, he pulled all the stops to make a fan's wish come true.
Kate and William recently went on a royal visit to Ireland, which was important in trying to "focus the relationship between the UK and Ireland."
While there, they enjoyed a pint of Guinness or two. This being Ireland, it's what you have to do.
The Couple Also Met With Members Of The Public
It was while meeting with members of the public that they met with Jennifer Malone.
Jennifer Has A Knack
As far as meeting celebrities goes, Jennifer is something of an expert.
Only last year, Jennifer met Hugh Jackman.
She was quite excited when the Duke of Cambridge went to her hometown for a visit in her town of County Kildare.
He even posed for a photo with the young girl. The photos were later shared by her mom, Donna Malone, on Twitter.
Posing for selfies actually violates royal protocol for the prince.
Royals Can't Pose For Photos Or Sign Autographs
Technically, members of the royal family should not pose for photos or sign autographs for members of the public.
Obviously, out of kindness, the prince decided to make an exception for Jennifer.
The Public Was Happy
People had nothing but praises for the prince after the kind gesture he showed towards Jennifer.
Without a doubt, he is his mother's son.
Unfortunately, Some People Think The Couple Might Be Splitting Up
That's a shocking assumption, but it's very real.
The problem is actually a single photo. You will see what the fuss is all about in just a moment.
Their fans, obviously, were quite happy to see the couple's offices.
The Photos Came With An Interesting Caption
Here's the message:
"Self-isolation and social distancing can pose huge challenges to our mental health – in recent weeks, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organizations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time."
People Noticed Something Else…
The fans noticed that Kate was having a conversation with Catherine Roche, the CEO of Place2Be and that she was missing something pretty important… her engagement ring.
She was not wearing her diamond and sapphire engagement ring on her finger, as was always the case.
However, She Still Had Her Wedding Ring
Even with the ring, there were some suspicions about the health of their marriage.
There's Only One Reason For Kate To Take Off Her Ring
You have to admit, the shocking rumor makes a certain amount of sense.
Media speculated that the decision to take off the ring was probably based on the current pandemic conditions that require hand washing to contain the spread of COVID-19
Studies Show Germs Can Live Under Rings
Apparently, rings can keep germs on our hands even after washing them. The germs can get under the rings and escape any hand washing.
So, in all likelihood, Kate took off her engagement ring to be extra cautious. However, some people still insist that the couple is having marital problems.