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6. Juli 2018 - 16:12 Uhr / Lara Graff
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THIS is why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle never hold hands in front of the Queen

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry

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It is rare to see royal couples holding hands in public. However, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are the exception to the rule and royal couple are known for public displays of affection. They quickly relegated this laissez-faire attitude to royal protocol regarding PDAs to the sidelines recently however, when they attended an event with  Queen Elizabeth II. 

Prince Harry (33) and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (36) are known for their refreshingly modern approach to their roles as representatives of the Royal Family. Known for holding hands and well, acting like any freshly married couple in public, Meghan and Harry seemed unusually cool with one another during a royal event last week. The reason: Queen Elizabeth II. (92) was in attendance. 

Meghan and Prince Harry are usually known for their affectionate behaviour

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend events with the Queen  

The reason behind this new-found reserve is simple. Despite having been married for 70 years the Queen and Prince Philip (96) never show affection in public, as Britain's monarch wants to keep things professional. This is due to the "stoic values" of their generation, People reports, quoting royal biographer Gyles Brandreth.  

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex

And the 92-year old expects the same type of behaviour and respect for the crown from her other family members, at least, when she is in attendance, and Prince Harry knows the drill. While Meghan and Harry are known for their PDAs, Prince William (36)  and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge (36) are rarely seen holding hands in comparison.