People Won't Stop Obsessing Over Kate Middleton's Fingers

Today in royal news...

Hair, Beauty, Hairstyle, Fashion, Blond, Street fashion, Long hair, Smile, Outerwear, Gesture,
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Despite her history of suffering from acute morning sickness (opens in new tab), Kate Middleton has managed to make her way around the globe while pregnant with her third child (opens in new tab). All eyes have been on the royal for her style (opens in new tab) (often compared to that of her future sister-in-law Meghan Markle (opens in new tab)), and now people are focusing on one very specific part of her body: her fingers. Yes, her fingers.

See more

While Middleton visited a primary school in Oxford, people began to focus on her perfectly-aligned, same-length index, middle, and ring finger. Necessary reminder: Everyone is born unique, and just because she's a royal doesn't make her any less human. But here we are.

Clothing, White, Street fashion, Photograph, Fashion, Dress, Snapshot, Cocktail dress, Footwear, Fashion model,

(Image credit: Getty Images)

White, Clothing, Dress, Fashion, Outerwear, Formal wear, Coat, Street fashion, Long hair, White-collar worker,

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Leather, Beige, Brown, Wallet, Hand, Fashion, Fashion accessory, Finger, Bag, Dress,

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Relative finger lengths have been predicted to be an indicator for mental disorders like schizophrenia and illnesses like heart disease. There's even a study that focuses on increased spatial cognition and athleticism (opens in new tab), but nothing is definitive—a.k.a. let's stop criticizing Kate's fingers, which, by the way, look totally different (opens in new tab) in other photos (opens in new tab), not that it matters!

RELATED STORY

Rachel Epstein is a writer, editor, and content strategist based in New York City. Most recently, she was the Managing Editor at Coveteur, where she oversaw the site’s day-to-day editorial operations. Previously, she was an editor at Marie Claire, where she wrote and edited culture, politics, and lifestyle stories ranging from op-eds to profiles to ambitious packages. She also launched and managed the site’s virtual book club, #ReadWithMC. Offline, she’s likely watching a Heat game or finding a new coffee shop.