Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Broke Royal Protocol By Holding Hands At Queen Elizabeth’s Procession? Body Language Expert Inbaal Honigman Claims Sussexes Are Excused

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have always been touchy-feely toward each other, unlike the other members of the royal family. In fact, their public displays of affection did not lessen over time. Now that they no longer work for the royal family, it seems that their PDAs have also become more frequent.

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Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Did Not Break Royal Protocol With Their PDAs

This week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle received flak after royal fans saw them holding hands during Queen Elizabeth’s procession. Some critics urged the couple to stay a few feet away from each other as a sign of respect to the late monarch.

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However, body language expert Inbaal Honigman explained that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex did not do anything wrong.

“Harry and Meghan are grieving relatives and are under no obligation to follow royal protocol. Their hands are there to support one another emotionally during this loss,” he told Express.

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Meghan Markle Slammed For Refusing To Put Her Bouquet Of Flowers Down

Since her return to the United Kingdom, some royal fans have been extra critical of Markle’s every move. She was also slammed for refusing to hand over the bouquet of flowers that she received from the crowds outside Balmoral.

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“The big guns had to step in when Meghan refused to let go of the flowers the first aide tried to take from her as she herself wanted to walk them over to the other tributes,” a Twitter user wrote (via Page Six).

Others accused Markle of wanting to hold on to the flowers so that she could lay them down herself, which is a perfect photo opportunity.

“She wanted it for the optics but it got squashed by people who know exactly what she’s trying to achieve. I’m thinking so she gets the money shot when she places the flowers down with the other floral tributes,” one person commented.

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Prince William Criticized After He Seemingly Forgot To Open Kate Middleton’s Car Door

However, Prince Harry and Markle weren’t the only ones criticized during their outings these past couple of days. Prince William was also slammed because he seemed distant and ungentlemanly toward Kate Middleton.

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Eagle-eyed royal fans saw how Prince Harry opened and closed the car door for his wife. And they couldn’t help but wonder why Prince William didn’t do the same for Middleton. In fact, the Prince and Princess of Wales even entered opposite doors of their car.

But out of respect for Queen Elizabeth, it’s best to focus on the last few days when the public can still see her instead of these alleged issues.

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