Prince William and Kate Middleton shared a “love look” that went viral on TikTok during the Commonwealth Day service.
The Prince and Princess of Wales took a brief break on March 13 as they sat at Westminster Abbey, which was also the site of their wedding in 2011.
William seemed to shrink to see under the brim of Kate’s Philip Treacy hat, which resembled the one she wore to Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral in September.
A video showing their interaction has been viewed nearly 200,000 times and liked nearly 8,000 times after it was shared with the message “The Look of Love.”
One commented: “Your looks are worth a million words. complicity, love and tenderness; this is William & Catherine.”
In the clip, Kate leans in to whisper something to William, and Prince appears to reply, “Really?”
The moment came during King Charles III’s first Commonwealth Day service since he became monarch in September.
Anti-monarchy protesters gathered outside with banners chanting “not my king,” the second time Charles has been harassed in a week.
The King and Queen Camilla were booed during a visit to Colchester in Essex, England on March 7 in a sign their May coronation could be a bumpy ride.
Commonwealth Day has been the scene of major drama in the past, having been Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s last royal job before they left the UK for a new life in America in March 2020.
However, a spat broke out ahead of the service after Harry and Meghan, who announced their retirement two months earlier, were not invited to move into the abbey with Prince William.
The book battle of the brothers Claimed by Robert Lacey: “When Harry heard that he and Meghan had been so graphically brushed aside in that last appearance, he was furious.
“The obsequiousness of a ‘reserve’ – one of the main reasons for this very sad parting of ways – could not have been more impressively illustrated.
“The phone lines had been buzzing the previous weekend (service was on a Monday afternoon) – and fortunately Prince William had more sense than his subordinates.
“He and Kate would be very happy, he explained, to skip the procession and take their places without ceremony in the gathering alongside Harry and Uncle Edward.”
However, Lacey wrote that the insult to Harry was for all to see in the Rules of Procedure, which had already been printed, “which explained to the congregation that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would enter and walk down the aisle with the main royal party – without any mention of William’s younger brother and his wife. So there was the snub in black and white – clearly visible to all.”
Jack Royston is the chief royal correspondent at news week, based in London. You can find him on Twitter at @jack_royston and keep reading his stories news week‘S The Royals’ Facebook page.
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