Prince Harry and Meghan Markle didn’t break the royal protocol by holding hands at the Queen’s funeral, noted the expert.
The Sussexes’ appearance at the Westminster Hall on Wednesday was in striking contrast to other royals as they walked hand-in-hand, instigating backlash on social media.
However, Inbaal Honigman – body language expert, told Express that William and Kate didn’t hold hands at the Queen’s procession because “they’re working members of the Royal Family, and are sticking to protocol.”
“King Charles III and the Queen Consort didn’t hold hands walking into Westminster Hall either,” Inbaal noted.
The expert claimed why the backlash on Sussexes is unnecessary as Inbaal stated: “Harry and Meghan are grieving relatives and are under no obligation to follow royal protocol.”
“They’re walking hand in hand like regular citizens, as a non-royal married couple would,” the expert continued.
“Their hands are there to support one another emotionally during this loss,” Inbaal added.
“As their eyes are down, they’re holding hands to keep track of each other’s whereabouts.”