“Yes, There Is Such A Thing As Too Much PDA”: Why Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Constant PDA Could Be A Problem
April 16, 2019 17:24 By Fabiosa
When we look at the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, we see a couple in love. They want to show their affection towards each other and are not afraid to display it publically.
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According to experts, body language can determine 93% of communication in a relationship. Through body language, we can suggest how intimate the relationship is and if there is something worrying about it. So what does Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's PDA say about them as a couple?
The Today Show’s expert claims that the fact that the two are constantly holding hands and in close proximity to one another shows they are really close and intimate.
However, some people suggest that their lovey-dovey PDA might actually be a bad thing.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s royal tour is filled with photographs of the couple hugging, touching, stroking each other’s back, and lovingly gazing at one another. They created for themselves the reputation of a publically affectionate couple and their constant adorable displays of love are dominating the headlines.
But it seems that it paints a not-so-adorable picture in the minds of many people. A royal blogger explained:
Yes, there is such a thing as too much PDA. It’s now starting to come across as clingy, needy and insecure and more importantly actually quite unprofessional.
@meghanmarkle for god's sake, stop clinging to Harry the way you do. You look positively desperate to hang onto him!— Violetta (@BuckeyeFem) December 29, 2017
Another royal observer noted:
And it’s not just holding hands is it—it’s clinging to the point where they look awkward as they only have one free hand each—bit like a three-legged race.
Why does Meghan Markle always need to hold Prince Harry’s hand at professional engagements...getting bored of these two now— Utopia™ (@EverScofield) October 29, 2018
It’s too much.— Maybe Al (@MayBeal5) October 24, 2018
Meghan and Harry are free to show their affection however and whenever they like. But being a royal implies a certain level of propriety. It’s not just distracting; it also takes attention away from the important work that they do.
Nonetheless, some people say their PDA is not that bad
I did read it. My take: Old fashion people should recognize that times have changed. It's almost 2019. Millennials need young good role models and monarchy should evolve. Embrace that it's ok to show affection as it's ok to talk about mental health. Remove the stigmas about both— Bel 🌺529 ☔ (@LaBelle529) October 31, 2018
Personally I believe that’s the major reason why they are so popular with the younger generation. The ability to appear vulnerable allows a connection that would otherwise be absent if the “ behaves more royal” i.e less tactile.— mirandagousley (@mirandagousley) October 31, 2018
Have you considered that exactly the opposite of your premise may be true? It may be a new day.— New Sussexstan, a place (@newsussexstan) October 31, 2018
There is nothing unprofessional about Harry and Meghan holding hands. And clearly their advisors agree and are letting them be themselves. Both Meghan and Harry have been amazing and have not put a foot wrong on their 1st international tour together. It's been a huge success.— Erikk_the_Dane™ (@Erikk_the_Dane2) October 31, 2018
Nonsense. Their official duties were never affected by them holding hands. Let's see - Appropriately greeted all of the officials? Check. Observed moments of silence? Check. Respectfully laid wreaths? Check. Made wonderful speeches? Check. Were gracious to the crowds? Check.— karyncollins (@karyncollins) October 31, 2018
What do you think? Is Meghan and Harry’s PDA too much or should they continue to publically declare their love for each other?