Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not break protocol by holding hands at Queen Elizabeth II’s procession on Wednesday – as they are not working members of the royal family.
“Harry and Meghan are unhappy relatives and are not obliged to follow royal protocol,” body language expert Inbal Honigman told British newspaper The Daily Express.
“Their hands are there to support each other emotionally during this loss.”
Harry, 37, and Markle, 41, left their royal duties as Duke and Duchess of Sussex in January 2020 due to media scrutiny and ongoing issues such as internal turmoil within the family.
However, this did not stop the public from analyzing the couple’s every move during high-profile events.
Since Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, Markle has been called out for everything from “awkward” exchanges with royal aides over flowers to most recently showing PDA at Wednesday’s procession.
“They are part of the procession,” One critic tweeted, “Is it too much to expect them to walk in their line? Even a horse can run for 20+ minutes in its position. Still Meghna [and] At least until they get to the door, Harry couldn’t keep the Formation?”
Another claimed the “Suits” alum had “no class”, adding, “I think Meghan still can’t manage the whole service without holding Harry.”
Honigman further told The Daily Express why Prince William, who is in line for the throne, and his wife Kate Middleton followed protocol.
“William is in a public capacity,” said the expert. “He may have lost his grandmother, but his job as the king’s eldest son is more important than his grief.”
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Honigman pointed out that King Charles III and the Queen’s Consort did not hold hands while walking into Westminster Hall, as they are also “working members”.
King Charles III was named head of the monarchy on Saturday following the death of his mother, and said in his first official address, “I am deeply aware of this great legacy and the duties and enormous responsibilities of sovereignty that now pass to me.” Has been done.”