As Princess Eugenie’s wedding begins, Kate Middleton and Prince William did something they seldom do in the church or anywhere publicly: hold hands. The two were caught on the livestream of the service hand-in-hand in their seat. While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry commonly hold hands and show PDA, William and Kate have always been more reserved.
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There’s no rule, by the way, against Kate, Will, or any royal showing affection at an event like this. “It’s up to each and every royal and royal couple about how affectionate they are,”
Beaumont Etiquette‘s founder and director Myka Meier, a British-American trained by a former member of the Queen’s household told ELLE.com previously. “There’s no protocol that tells them they can’t hug or kiss or touch. There’s no rule book like that. Each senior member of the royal family is trusted to make the judgement calls of what’s appropriate and when. It’s all about being trusted to make those calls on their own.”