The couple then delighted the crowds even more by kissing again. This all stood in stark contrast to the wedding of Charles and Diana, William’s parents. Although they, too, puckered up for the crowds, it was reportedly more for the sake of performing a role than anything else.
Kate and William’s kiss, however, appeared to be a proud demonstration of their love. After that, though, there were no more public kisses between the pair while the media were watching. This isn’t a rule of royal family life; it’s more of a personal choice. But it’s one that they take very seriously.
Indeed, William and Kate have even deemed holding hands as something to be avoided while they are on show. “The Duke and Duchess are almost always seen in photographs taken during official engagements, so they are at ‘work.’ And it would be unprofessional to hold hands,” Hello! magazine royal correspondent Emily Nash told the publication’s readers in 2017.