On Tuesday, the Princess of Wales visited the Oxford House Nursing Home in Slough, wearing a face covering.
While a mask was standard procedure for the royals in the depths of the pandemic, Princess Kate hadn’t worn one for several months before her latest engagement.
It is likely the 41-year-old wore the mask to protect the elderly residents of the care home, though the royal appears to have taken several steps to safeguard her health in the last few weeks.
At the BAFTAs, Princess Kate opted to wear long gloves, and while they were undeniably stylish, we suspect there was more to her choice than a fashion statement.
With germs easily transferred via our hands, the Princess of Wales’ gloves provided an extra level of protection against Covid and common colds and flu.
In addition, during a visit to the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Princess Kate could be seen helping herself to hand sanitizer – a smart move to protect herself from illness.
For the hospital visit, Princess Kate also opted to remove her engagement and eternity rings, reportedly for hygiene reasons.
We wonder whether Queen Consort Camilla’s recent bout with Covid has encouraged Princess Kate to step up her game when it comes to preventing illness?
As far as we know, Prince William’s wife has not yet tested positive for coronavirus, though in July 2021, she self-isolated after coming into contact with someone with the virus.