In honor of their royal engagements, Kate and Will were accompanied by Mary Berry as they prepared a menu for a charity event. In a short clip, Kate seemingly rejected her husband’s hand as he attempted to gently place it on her shoulder. Shortly after the video clip surfaced, fans shared their thoughts on Twitter.
“She moved with a quickness,” one fan pointed out. “Awkward! Too awkward!! They should have cut it out,” another added. “What just happened here???? Ouch,” a third wrote.
Although some viewers found the interaction to be awkward, others argued that Kate’s dismissal was professional. “I like the way they interact, it’s professional. I don’t want to see excessive hand holding and back rubbing. It’s awkward, like you’re intruding on a private moment,” a fan wrote. “They’re not supposed to show PDA.”
Another added, “Why can’t people just be content with the fact that she didn’t feel PDA was appropriate at that moment/at that event?”
Despite that “awkward” interaction, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge continue with their royal obligations! Last month, the two attended the Royal Variety Performance at the Palladium Theatre in London. Kate rocked a custom Alexander McQueen gown, which featured a sweetheart neckline, lace material and a bold scoop in the back.
As for Prince William, he rocked a black tuxedo, which complimented his white button-down shirt and bow tie. The couple attended the event in support of hundreds of entertainers throughout the UK. “The entertainment industry's annual fundraising event for the Royal Variety Charity, whose sole-Patron is Her Majesty The Queen. The Royal Variety Performance has been staged since 1912 and is now watched by over 152 million TV viewers worldwide, making it the most successful and longest running entertainment show in the world,” a statement for the event read.
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