This isn’t any normal picture of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry. Oh no, there’s something shocking happening here. I’ll give you a hint: it has nothing to do with Duchess Meghan’s scandalous bare shoulders or hat that looks like Spirograph’s failed attempt at 3D printing.
Meghan was caught (hard gulp) holding Harry’s arm. E! News says that when Meghan showed up to the 100th birthday celebrations for the Royal Air Force earlier today, she committed a major Royal protocol sin by holding Harry’s elbow. That’s considered PDA, and PDA is a huge no-no for members of the Royal family attending an event. For example, Meghan and Harry arrived with Duchess Kate and Prince William, who appeared to have a very deliberate corgi-width of space between them.
It didn’t end at just her arms. Once inside the church for the service, The Daily Mail reports that Meghan was seen once again sitting with her legs crossed at the knees. Eventually she realized what she had done, and adjusted her legs so that they crossed at the ankles.
The Daily Mail’s etiquette expert William Hanson says that crossing the legs at the knees isn’t that bad, especially since this isn’t the first time she’s done it. William Hanson notes that Queen Elizabeth II herself has been seen with her legs crossed many times. Duchess Kate meanwhile was seen in church working the so-called “Duchess slant,” which is legs together/slanted to the side. I think all the Meghan leg haters can just calm down and appreciate that she didn’t pull a Prince Philip and sit with their legs wide open.
Obviously the biggest faux-pas of the day was clearly Meghan and Harry’s lewd act of elbow canoodling. Someone at Buckingham Palace was no doubt dispatched immediately to Dublin, Ireland, where Meghan and Harry landed this afternoon for their first official Irish visit, to make sure such lasciviousness doesn’t happen during this trip. The same person who was tasked with sewing weights into Duchess Kate’s skirts probably slipped extra-strength magnets of the same polarity into their clothes to ensure Meghan and Harry’s arms never touch. Proper Royal PDA should be limited to the briefest “Spread your cream on me crumpet” eyes, and that’s it.