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The Princess of Wales displays hand injury at latest charity engagement

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Kate Middleton displays recent hand injury Max Mumby/Indigo - Getty Images

New pictures have emerged of Kate Middleton sporting a hand injury after she was photographed yesterday while touring a Surrey prison to learn how inmates are being helped to overcome addiction.

Alongside a stunningly elegant navy pantsuit, the Princess of Wales also wore two plasters wrapped tightly around her index and middle finger on her right hand. Which - Kensington Palace revealed - were down to sustaining an injury while trampolining with her three kids, Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, eight, and Prince Louis, five.

The Palace told the press that it was a "small injury" and was "nothing serious".

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Thankfully, the minor injury didn't stop Kate from smiling and doing her job, as she remained professional throughout her visit to HMP High Down.

The Princess' presence comes in the lead-up to Addiction Awareness Week, which runs between the 28th of October and 4th of November. This year, the theme focuses on 'Everyone Knows Someone,' which highlights the number of people across all areas of society who may struggle with or are affected by addiction.

Kate visited the prison with The Forward Trust, a UK charity dedicated to helping people with drug and alcohol dependence, where she is a patron.

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According to reports, she shadowed a family during a standard visit to the Category C men's prison and young offender institution. There, she learned about the impact addiction has on families, plus the efforts the prison currently has in place to improve the experience of their (approximately) 1,100 inmates, with a particular emphasis being placed on children.

As part of her visit, serving inmates working with The Forward Trust also spoke to the Princess of Wales about their addiction experiences, and how both the charity and prison are supporting them.

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