Royal Family News: Don’t Look Now, The Royals Are Hugging In Public!
Take Kate Middleton’s recent small lapse when she called her father-in-law Prince Charles, ‘grandpa’ during a photo op. You would have thought she had slung dung on him for the amount of press the incident got.
Kate Middleton Has A Sense Of Humor
Most royal watchers got a kick out of her affectionate nickname, and chuckled at how much the royals are just like everyone else in so many ways. But the incident showed how many rules there are to be followed when the royals are in public. Did you know that PDA is frowned upon when the royals are out and about?
It doesn’t happen often and is mostly against protocol. For instance, on official duties, it’s considered a no-no to hold hands and hug.
But there are times when a little hug is called for and needed and we have some sweet examples of times the royals have broken the rules by showing affection.
The Queen And Prince Charles Bussed
At The Chelsea Flower Show back in 2002 Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles shocked onlookers when they greeted each other with a kiss!
Equally stunning, in June 2015 Mike Tindall hugged Princess Beatrice at Royal Ascot. He is husband to Zara Tindall, and last week they made a stylish and elegant pair in their finery, showing up at the 2021 Royal Ascot.
The Cambridges Are Affectionate
In 2012 Prince William and Duchess Kate made headlines when they were photographed—gasp—hugging in public. The occasion was Team Great Britain’s win at the London Olympics. They were seen ecstatic and hugging in the stands.
The Countess of Wessex and her son James, Viscount Severn also shared an out of protocol hug when James hugged his Sophie in 2016 after she completed a 445 mile bike ride from the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh, to Buckingham Palace, London.
Royal Family News – The Duke of Cambridge Hugs His Kids
Princess Charlotte was the recipient of a sweet hug in June 2018, when her family attended the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy and in 2016 Prince William and Prince George were spied in a warm embrace. That occasion was the children’s party for military families during the Royal Tour of Canada in September 2016. Aw!
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