For Kate Middleton and Prince William, PDA is just not a high priority!
Throughout their nearly five years of marriage, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have often refrained from touching or even holding hands in photos — leading many to wonder why they act so stoically around each other.
William and Kate visiting the Taj Mahal on April 16. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
But, according to a royal etiquette expert, Kate and William's lack of PDA is nothing personal — they're just being professional! "There is no actual etiquette or royal protocol that says the couple must refrain from PDA," Myka Meier recently explained to People.
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"The likely reasoning is more that while traveling on a tour such as the India trip, technically the couple are working representatives of the British Monarchy," she continued. "The couple are likely to show very little PDA, if any, to remain professional during their designated roles abroad."
A rare photo of Kate and William embracing on their India trip. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
"Going to somewhere like the [Taj Mahal] is very much an official, straight-laced kind of event and you wouldn't hold hands there if they're there on an official visit," longtime royals writer Judy Wade told People.
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"But I noticed they did let their hair down at the sporty occasions on the tour, and there was a great deal of fun, and [William] kept putting his arms around [Kate]," Wade added. "Different types of occasions call for different types of behavior."
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