An old photograph has emerged of Prince William and Duchess Kate doing something they rarely do in public – hugging.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate, rarely show any public displays of affection.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s PDA moments have been pretty rare, unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s in recent years. While their balcony kisses at Buckingham Palace following their royal wedding in April 2011 delighted fans, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have kept their public appearances relatively free from hand-holding, back rubs and linking of arms.
With the majority of their official outings being conducted as senior members of the royal family, it’s likely the couple has wanted to appear professional during their meetings with the public and not draw too much attention to their relationship.
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However, on some occasions, the pair have let their guard down, allowing the world to see just how in love and affectionate they are with each other. The gorgeous picture was taken by royal photographer Chris Jackson and was gifted to the King and Queen of Norway during their stay in Oslo in 2018. Journalist Simon Perry took a photograph of the gifts table at the Norwegian Royal Palace, which showed the portrait taking pride in place.
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New @ChrisJack_Getty portrait of William and Kate on the gifting table at the Royal Palace in Oslo this evening #RoyalVisitNorway pic.twitter.com/SA0zLUHyqx
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) February 1, 2018
In the shot, the couple looked at a picture of happiness as they wrapped their arms around each other. As ever, Kate looked elegant in a light blue tailored jacket and skirt, with her long, brown hair styled in her trademark Chelsea blow-dry. Meanwhile, William looked dapper in a navy suit, and both the Duke and Duchess signed the photo at the bottom of the image.
Chris posted the photo of the gifts table on his Instagram account, captioning the shot: “This has been floating around Twitter and it was fantastic to see that the official portrait I took was presented as a gift to the King and Queen of Norway during the Cambridge’s Scandinavian Royal Tour #portrait #dukeofcambridge#duchessofcambridge #norway #royal #gift#photography #royalvisit #royaltour Picture credit: @sperrypeoplemag.”
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Royal fans were quick to compliment the photo. One wrote: “Amazing and lovely portrait,” while another said: “Such a beautiful photo Chris!!! I hope William and Kate will release it one day.” A third asked: “Was this also part of their Christmas photo shoot?”
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