During their official royal visit to the Republic of Ireland, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave royal fans more of a look into their relationship than “we’re usually treated to”. Prince William and Kate didn’t “go over the top”, but still used to opportunity to show a few “intimate moments”. HeirPod host and ABC News royal contributor Omid Scobie spoke to ITV royal producer and commentator Lizzie Robinson about the rare public displays of affection the couple made during the trip.
Mr Scobie told listeners: “We also saw quite a few intimate moments between William and Kate.
“In some of the pictures that Kensington Palace were sharing on Instagram and from some of the footage coming out.
“They seem a lot more comfortable together as a couple in front cameras too.
“We got a little bit more PDA than we’re usually treated to.”
Ms Robinson added: “They don’t go over the top, do they?
“But there were a couple of really sweet moments, particularly on the cliff walk that they did.
“You saw them linking arms sort of in the distance from the cameras.
“As they got a little bit closer they unlinked arms.”
During their visit, Kate and William met the Ireland’s President Michael D Higgins and his wife at their official residence Áras an Uachtaráin.
The Duke and Duchess also took a walk along a coastal cliff path near Howth in County Dublin, bumping into some local people along the way.
Following the footsteps of Queen Elizabeth in 2011, the pair travelled to Dublin’s Garden of Remembrance in Dublin.
There they laid a wreath with the handwritten message: “May we never forget the lessons of history as we continue to build a brighter future together.”
They attended a reception at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin and, like his grandmother, William spoke a few words of Irish, addressing guests by saying: “Ladies and gentlemen, a dhaoine uaisle [noble people].”