Prince William and Duchess Catherine are
As it turns out, the answer is simple. Earlier this week, People interviewed Myka Meier, a royal etiquette expert, to figure out why Kate and her husband so rarely seem to make public contact. While she explained that there's no official rule in place that the monarchy isn't allowed to be physically affectionate in public, the reason they aren't is simply a matter of decorum.
"The likely reasoning is more that while
Basically, the two are on the job—and like most people, aren't going to be making out with their spouse while they're supposed to be working. As People pointed out, Prince William and Kate also tend to be much more relaxed about their PDA when attending lighthearted public events, so any die-hard fans of the couple need not worry about the lack of handholding.
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