It looks like Prince William doesn’t like showing his wife Kate Middleton any affection in public. The only affection Prince William has ever given Kate Middleton in public was during the London Olympics in 2012. Kate spontaneously wrapped her arms around William’s neck while they were cheering on Team Britain during the swimming finals. Also, Kate and William got a little up close and personal on their wedding day back in 2011, too. That’s when he not only hugged her, but also kissed her in front of the cheering crowd outside of Buckingham Palace.
But royal fans have noticed that William and Kate have been keeping their distance from each other since then. Is it because William hates to show Kate any affection in public? Some critics believe that might be the case. Others say it’s because William and Kate simply want to refrain from showing poor royal etiquette in public. It’s also because they are technically working as representatives of the British Monarchy while they are working or on one of their many overseas trips.
What’s more, William is very careful about his body language when he’s in public. He doesn’t want the public to believe that there might be something wrong in his marriage to Kate Middleton. That’s why he prefers to remain professional at all times. Still, royal fans can’t help but wonder why William never shows Kate at least a little bit of affection during their official work visits. After all, they are a married couple. Some critics even believe that William looks to stoic he is near his wife.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Prince William’s behavior has raised eyebrows. Just last year it was revealed that the Duke of Cambridge hates wearing his wedding ring. Royal insiders explained that it’s because he doesn’t wear jewelry altogether. Still, fans can’t help but wonder why William can’t make an exception and at least wear his wedding ring during his public appearances and royal engagements. That way he could at least show the world that his marriage to Kate Middleton really does mean something special to him.
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