Prince William and his wife Kate also have two adorable children, which doesn’t hurt a bit. But despite their charmed lives, there’s one thing you’ll never see William and Kate do in public. It’s a small detail, but once you realize what it is, you’ll notice it in every single picture taken of them. Find out what’s missing from their photographs (and why) below.

Here’s the Royal Family. They’re a pretty fancy bunch, and William and Kate are probably the most visible public figures out of the group

Here's the Royal Family. They're a pretty fancy bunch, and William and Kate are probably the most visible public figures out of the group.

Prince William, Kate, George, and Charlotte all seem pretty happy together

Prince William, Kate, George, and Charlotte all seem pretty happy together.

But you’ll notice that throughout all of their travels and events, there’s one thing that these two never do

But you'll notice that throughout all of their travels and events, there's one thing that these two never do.

And it’s not as if they aren’t given the opportunity, either

And it's not as if they aren't given the opportunity, either.

Can you figure it out?

Can you figure it out?

Despite always being together, these two never hold hands

Despite always being together, these two never hold hands.

As it turns out, there’s a reason for that

As it turns out, there's a reason for that.

And it’s not because they’re secretly unhappy, either

And it's not because they're secretly unhappy, either.

In fact, the pair are reportedly extremely happy in their marriage and family life

In fact, the pair are reportedly extremely happy in their marriage and family life.

But when you see William and Kate out like this, it’s not because they’re on vacation

But when you see William and Kate out like this, it's not because they're on vacation.

In fact, if they were on vacation, situations like these would never be photographed

In fact, if they were on vacation, situations like these would never be photographed.

No, when they’re photographed out and about, they are on official business

No, when they're photographed out and about, they are on official business.

And because these outings are a part of their professional life, they can’t get too personal

And because these outings are a part of their professional life, they can't get too personal.

Thus, the two are never holding hands

Thus, the two are never holding hands.

Think of it like PDA in the workplace: If you worked with your significant other, you wouldn’t hold hands with them at the office

Think of it like PDA in the workplace: If you worked with your significant other, you wouldn't hold hands with them at the office.

This doesn’t mean that they’re not enjoying themselves, though

This doesn't mean that they're not enjoying themselves, though.

In fact, these two always seem to be having a blast, regardless of whether it’s business or pleasure

In fact, these two always seem to be having a blast, regardless of whether it's business or pleasure.

And they manage to maintain royal decorum while doing so

And they manage to maintain royal decorum while doing so.

Even if there’s no hand-holding involved

Even if there's no hand-holding involved.

What do you think? Is William and Kate’s lack of hand-holding strange or appropriately professional?

What do you think? Is William and Kate's lack of hand-holding strange or appropriately professional?

 

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