Prince William is being reprimanded on social media for his treatment of Kate Middleton during the royal walkout with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on Saturday.
Royal fans were surprised and thrilled over the weekend when the “Fab Four” reunited outside Windsor Castle.
Family members greeted well-wishers and praised the wreaths and cards left to honor Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the age of 96 on Thursday.
When both the couple left and got into the same car, social media users were outraged at the brothers’ differing behaviour.
As they prepared to leave, Harry, 37, boldly opened the door To his 41-year-old wife, who thanked him.
The Duke of Sussex closed the door behind the “Suits” alum before going to the other side of the car to get inside himself.
The former military pilot’s chivalry was in contrast to that of his 40-year-old brother, who didn’t even bother to open the car door for Middleton, 40.
One Twitter user said, “#PrinceHarry is always protecting his precious better half #MeghanMarkle.”
Another noted, “I love how Harry opened the door for his wife and made sure she was inside the car before getting herself in. A true gentleman ♥️”.
“Prince Harry opens and closes the door for his wife Princess Diana would be proud of,” a The third person tweeted.
Royal watchers also rebuked William for the yawning gap between him and Middleton when they first got out of the car, comparing their distance to Harry and Markle’s hand-holding.
“Where in the hell is #Catherine?” A social media user wrote. “A picture speaks a thousand words! Such a distance between her and her husband. Such a huge gap! Did #Kate walk past her husband #PrinceWilliam? Awkward!”
Foursome’s unexpected appearance marked the first time the two couples have been photographed together in public since a service marking Commonwealth Day on March 9, 2020.
William invited his estranged brother and sister-in-law at the “eleventh hour”. According to royal reporter Omid Scobie,
Scobie went on to say that the invitation was, “undoubtedly, an important moment in the history of the relationship between the two brothers.”