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Photo Compilation Of Prince William And Kate Middleton's Public Appearances: Why They Rarely Show Affection

Date December 27, 2017 12:14

Marriage is beautiful as two people from different backgrounds come together in love to start a new family. So, with most couples, there is always some learning to do in other to understand each other’s perspective.

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The same can be said of a royal wedding as well. In fact, there seems to be more learning to be done when royals are involved.

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For example, among noble persons, there are observation of royal protocols.

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Many have noted that William and Kate do not fond of PDA and have even assumed that there might be a royal protocol preventing them from displaying affection in public. However, experts on royal etiquette assure us that there is no such written or unspoken rule. The couple probably prefers to keep their private life away from the public glare.

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But let’s not take their word for it. Instead, we would take a close look at their life and how they have handled their show of affection for each other over the years. We will begin from their graduation day in college all the way to present day.

College graduation day

Let's begin with William and Kate's graduation day from St. Andrews University Scotland. You will notice that the two look very relaxed and comfortable in each other’s arm.

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Their engagement announcement

This was taken on the same day the couple announced their engagement to the world.

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Their wedding day

Like expected, the Duke of Cambridge and the Duchess of Cambridge were limitless in their show of affection for each other on their big day.

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However, that same event seems to be the end of all public show of affection!

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Leaving for honeymoon

A picture of the couple just immediately after their wedding shows them holding hands in public still.

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2011 Canada royal tour

Back in 2011, the couple went to Canada for a royal tour. During that trip, they made several public appearances and you could see them holding hand and cuddling all the way.

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On the third day of their visit to Canada, we see how William held his wife in public too.

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On day nine of their visit, they watched the Calgary Stampede Parade.

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Charity polo match

It even gets better here! While attending a charity polo match in California, the Duke and Duchess demonstrated a rather unusual level of PDA.

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London Olympics

At the Olympics in 2012 that held in London, the couple was dressed in their jerseys and held each other really closely. The joy and love they exuded is unparalleled! They obviously look happy together here.

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Heads Together running event

Joining team Heads Together at London marathon training, the prince was spotted with his wife holding each other.

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The truth about PDA

So, from all these pictures, would you agree with the idea that the Duke and Duchess don’t exactly show affection outside?

As for us, one conclusion we can make is the fact that it largely depends on the occasion. Like you saw, most of the places where the couple had some demonstration of their love in public were unofficial occasions.

Hence, we tend to agree with the idea that the reason you don’t see a lot of PDA is that they are often seen together attending formal and official occasions.

What’s your take on this though?

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