Prince William and Kate break royal protocol with rare PDA

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Prince William and Kate Middleton stunned onlookers this week after breaking royal protocol while attending a charity polo match in Windsor, England on Wednesday.

In a rare public display of affection, William was seen hugging and kissing Kate, something that is very much discouraged among the royals.

Prince William and Kate Middleton kiss
Prince William and Kate Middleton stunned onlookers this week after they broke royal protocol by engaging in some PDA. Photo: Getty

When William received a trophy at the event, he gave Kate a kiss, with the pair later walking hand-in-hand.

Fans took to Twitter to share their excitement over the small, yet significant moment, with one user writing, "Just love seeing William & Kate acting like normal people, so endearing."

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It comes after a TikToker shared video of the pair holding hands as they walked to an event during their trip to the Caribbean earlier this year.

TikToker Jimmy Rex, who goes by @mrjimmyrex on the app, shared a viral video in March of William and Kate holding hands as they walked to an event.

William and Kate walk arm-in-arm
Fans love to see the pair showing some PDA. Photo: Getty

Jimmy seemingly didn't know who they were as his caption read, "This couple staying in the Bahamas had 35 security guards."

In the video, Jimmy says, "How you doin'? You look beautiful!"

William and Kate greet him and she tells him to "have a wonderful evening", with Jimmy responding, "You have a great night as well!"

The comments quickly pointed out that the TikToker had just run into the royal family, with one user writing, "Casually runs into the royal family."

"Awww they rarely hold hands in public," another said, while a third agreed, "Lovely to see them holding hands."

Others were surprised, with one user writing, "OMG they are actually holding hands!"

"So interesting to see them holding hands, I've never seen them do that," someone else said.

"Yes they do that, but not in front of cameras since they are on duty," one user pointed out.

"They don't hold hands when doing official monarchy work, when not working they hold hands," another added.

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