On Tuesday, the newly-appointed Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated their one-month wedding anniversary in style. Also, Meghan Markle made her official debut at her first Royal Ascot. However, what surprised some people was the amount of tender touches that the two newlyweds shared in the public eye, gestures that usually, are frowned upon in the royal family. The two looked inseparable and so in love that it was impossible for someone who has been living under a rock to not realize that they are married.
Throughout the course of the entire event, the two were seen either holding hands or linking arms. Even if they sat across from each other while they entered on a carriage that was drawn by horses, that didn’t stop them from packing on the PDA later. They were sweetly walking arm in arm among all the other attendees at this very special event. The Duchess of Sussex could be seen holding on to her husband’s arm while making her way through the crowd. Apart form this, she also put her hand on Prince Harry’s back a few times, a clear sign of tenderness and love.
Meghan Markle makes her Royal Ascot debut
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It’s interesting that if for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, all this PDA, hand-holding and back rubbing is something normal, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not that all out. Prince William and Kate Middleton usually avoid such tender gestures in public. When they attended their first Royal Ascot together back in 2016, they displayed a more restrained behavior.
There is a reason for this, however. Because Prince William is the future King, after his father, Prince Charles, who will follow Queen Elizabeth II, he and Kate need to keep a professional image in public. Still, experts have noticed that Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall are often seen holding hands in public. It seems that it is, after all, a matter of choice and preference.
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