Royal watchers are swooning over photos of Prince William gently placing a kiss on the cheek of his wife, Kate Middleton, at a charity polo match in Windsor earlier this week. Per People, Kate returned the favor after her husband’s team emerged victorious from the tournament, which ultimately raised more than $1 million for a selection of the Cambridges’ favorite charities.
The couple were also pictured hugging and walking around with their arms around each other. Their adorable family dog, Orla, was on hand for the event alongside them, further upping the cuteness quotient.
As royal etiquette expert Myka Meier explained, members of the royal family are unlikely to be given strict instructions when presenting a PDA. However, they are generally “trusted to use their best judgment as to when.”
In other words, it depends on where they are; if it’s a more formal event, the Royal Family will likely scale it down. This match in particular was a relatively casual affair, so “it would be deemed more appropriate”.
An equally rare moment of PDA between Kate and William has gone viral recently, highlighting how these two rarely behave romantically. A TikTok user captured the couple holding hands as they left their hotel in the Bahamas.