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    The royal couple’s recent televised appearance on a Christmas episode of a cooking show has raised many questions among the British public – and not in relation to their culinary skills.

    Kate Middleton and Prince William recently appeared on a festive episode of BBC’s A Berry Royal Christmas, where the couple was followed by Britain’s distinguished food writer Mary Berry as they attended royal engagements with various organisations, culminating in a menu preparation for a charity event.

    However, it was not only the apparent generosity of the royal family that caught the public's attention, but rather the Duchess of Cambridge’s abrupt gesture when her husband tried to gently put his hand on her back.

    ​Netizens simply could not help but notice how Kate Middleton seemingly shrugged off her husband’s touch, which raised many questions about the state of the relationship between the couple, as it could not simply be explained away by royal’s strict no-PDA policy.

    Many Twitter users also found some parallels between Kate Middleton’s gesture and Melania Trump’s previous not-so-friendly body interactions with her husband, recalling how the US first lady had refused to take Donald Trump’s hand on several occasions. Some even suggested that the Duchess’ move had finally managed to divert public attention from another royal couple – Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

    There are reportedly some strict protocols in the British royal family when it comes to public display of affection, but the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who got married in 2010 and have three children, have not appeared to be quite so reserved about their feelings before.

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