The world is talking about Kate Middleton's "unusual fingers". Please excuse our eye-roll.

When you see or hear the words “breaking news” and “Kate Middleton” in the same sentence, it’s only natural to assume that something BIG has gone down.

Like perhaps she’s given birth to her third baby a month early. Or it’s been announced that her husband Prince William is our new King.

But, today’s “breaking news” is nothing like that. It’s about Kate Middleton’s fingers.

And how, bar her pinky and her thumb, they appear to be the exact same length.

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Yes, it's 2018 AND International Women's Day and THIS is what the world is talking about.

The realisation came yesterday, when the Duchess of Cambridge was snapped visiting a Primary School in Oxford. Waving with one hand, and holding a clutch in the other, photographers zoomed in on her fingers.


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As the headlines about Kate's fingers began to roll in, Twitter offered a collective eye roll that this was even a THING that needed to be discussed.


According to the reports Kate Middleton's symmetrical phalanges are highly unusual, with "most people" having middle fingers that are "noticeably longer" than their index and ring fingers.

"Experts" were called in, gathered in a room and cried 'WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN' until they turned to theories of "digit ratios".

The "science" links the lengths of one's fingers to a whole host of behavioural and physical traits. According to a very reliable source that is not at all Wikipedia, those who have longer ring fingers than index fingers are at a greater risk for alcohol dependency, have a higher risk for anorexia nervosa, are more aggressive in sporting environments and have more assertive personalities.


Those with longer index fingers have an increased rate of schizophrenia, are more likely to have paranormal or superstitious beliefs and they have better smell and colour perception than their long-ring-fingered counterparts.

It's all very... scientific, eh?

But here's the thing: other recent snaps of Kate Middleton show that her fingers are not identical triplets after all.

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kate middleton fingers
Image via Getty.

See? She really is just like us.

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