Prince William and Kate Middleton are never far from the headlines buy it seems like a new picture has really got people talking, with some thinking the royal couple has broken up.

Keep scrolling to take a look.

The British Royal Family are one of most famous families in the world.

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Yes, even more famous than our beloved Kardashians.

But, out of the many members of the British family...

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, or William and Kate, as we know them best, are the firm favorites of the younger, more modern monarchy.

They have long been royal favorites.

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Following their lavish, and highly documented royal wedding in 2011, Wills and Kate were thrown into the media spotlight, and we still can't get enough of them.

They met while studying at university.

William, who is the son of Prince Charles and in line for the throne, met Kate at the University of St Andrew's in Scotland in 2001.

Though their relationship was on and off for years...

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They clearly couldn't stay away from each other, and their engagement was announced in 2010, 9 years after they first met.

And, ever since, we have followed them as their own little family grew.

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In July 2013, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born, becoming the third in line to the throne of Great Britain. Kate emerged from St. Mary's hospital in London in a blue polka dot dress, which many saw as a fitting tribute to Princess Diana, who wore a similar spotty attire herself some thirty-one years earlier.

Princess Charlotte followed shortly after.

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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was born in May 2015, just under 2 years after her older brother.

The princess has actually made royal history.

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Princess Charlotte became the first female royal to retain her claim to the throne, despite having a younger brother. Before the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, the birth of a son meant that he would leap over any older daughters in the line of succession.

Traditionally, Prince Louis would have overtaken Charlotte in the line to the throne.

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But, now that Princess Charlotte hasn't been ruled out by gender, Prince Louis remains fifth-in-line to the throne, while Charlotte is fourth-in-line behind her older brother, Prince George.

So, as you can see...

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William and Kate really are paving the path to a more modern monarchy.

The couple are notoriously progressive during public events...

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And are always happy to mingle and have casual chats and conversations with members of the public.

William is a natural with the crowds...

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Something that he has clearly inherited off his mom, the much-loved Princess Diana.

So, it comes as no real surprise to hear that William recently went to extra lengths to please one of his fans.

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On Tuesday, Wills and Kate embarked on their official royal visit to Ireland, which has been planned in an attempt to "focus on the relationship between the UK and Ireland."

Recently, the couple tried their hands at a spot of Hurling in Galway...

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And enjoyed the occasional pint of Guinness. Because, when in Ireland...

But they also took some time out to meet members of the public along the way...

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And this is when they crossed paths with Jennifer Malone.

Now, Jennifer Malone is an expert when it comes to meeting celebrities...

As last year she was able to meet Hugh Jackman at one of his concerts.

So, you can only imagine her excitement when the Duke of Cambridge visited her home town of County Kildare on Wednesday.

And he even posed for a series of photos with the young girl, which were posted to Twitter by her mom, Donna Malone.

But, by posing for the selfies with Jennifer...

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William was actually breaking royal protocol.

Typically, royals aren't allowed to pose for photographs or sign autographs for members of the public...

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But kind-hearted William decided to make an exception for Jennifer.

People have praised the Duke of Cambridge for taking the time out to take a selfie with Jennifer...

He truly is Diana's son.

But some have speculated that the royal couple could be headed for a split...

Yep, really.


Well, it's all down to 1 photo, in particular. Keep scrolling to take a look.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared snaps of themselves working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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At first, fans were pretty excited to get a glimpse of the pair's offices.

They posted the pics along with this caption:

"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."

But people quickly noticed something unusual about the photo of Kate...

The Duchess can be seen talking on the phone to Catherine Roche, CEO of Place2Be. But something very important was missing...

Her engagement ring.

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Her diamond and sapphire engagement ring was notably missing from her finger.

She did, however, still wear her wedding band.

But of course, that didn't stop speculation rising about the status of their marriage.

There could be one big explanation for Kate's decision to ditch the ring.

And it actually makes a lot of sense.

Here's the theory:

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According to People, the decision likely had something to do with handwashing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Previous studies have shown that germs can live under rings and can be easily missed while washing hands.

So, our guess is that the Duchess was just being careful. Although, some people are still convinced the pair have split. Interested in more news about the royal couple? Prince William recently spoke out about how he would react if any of his children were gay. Keep scrolling to find out more...