Some people are into PDA and others, like the Duchess of Cambridge, simply aren’t.
Kate Middleton and Prince William appeared in a holiday cooking special titled “A Berry Royal Christmas” alongside British cooking legend Mary Berry.
The special, which aired Dec 16, was meant to highlight charitable organizations that mean a great deal to Kate and William, but that’s obviously not what went viral.
The scene that caught the attention of the public came at the end of the special after the royal couple cooked meals for volunteers and joined them at a Christmas party.
In a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it moment, cameras caught Prince William affectionally placing his hand on his wife’s shoulder.
That PDA didn’t sit well with the Duchess who immediately and not-so-subtly shrugged off her husband without ever breaking a smile.
Twitter had a lot to say about the awkward moment between the royal couple.
One Twitter user questioned what happened, writing, “Kate is so professional that she won’t touch or allow herself to be touched by her husband while working. Except for all the times she did in the past... I wonder what changed.”
Another wondered why the awkward moment was left in the episode in the first place writing, “This #ABerryRoyalChristmas have obviously been edited as any doc would be and they decided to keep this very odd moment when Kate push away William hand on her I mean...”
While the moment was concerning for fans, it’s important to note that William and Kate rarely partake in PDA while performing royal duties.
During the same TV special, William and Kate faced off in a baking competition to make roulade.
Kate also admitted that William used to cook her dinner in their college days when he was trying to “impress” her.
“He’s very good at breakfast. In our university days, he used to cook all sorts of meals. I think that’s when he was trying to impress me, Mary. Things like Bolognese sauce and things like that,” she said with a laugh.
William gave credit where credit was due, quipping, "I can do tea, Mary, but not cooking. Catherine is definitely the one who cooks, not me."