This is why Meghan always walks slightly behind her husband Prince Harry

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Oct 26, 2018, 8:40 pm IST
Updated Oct 26, 2018, 8:40 pm IST
It is a show of respect for the monarchy.
Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wear a ta'ovala, a traditional Tongan dress wrapped around the waist, at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo: AP)
 Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wear a ta'ovala, a traditional Tongan dress wrapped around the waist, at the Fa'onelua Convention Centre in Nuku'alofa, Tonga, Friday, Oct. 26, 2018. (Photo: AP)

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have put on a lot PDA displays while on their first international tour.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have seldom left each other’s side while making several public appearances during their 16-day tour of the South Pacific.

However, royal watchers have noticed that even while their holding hands, Harry walks a little ahead of his pregnant wife.

Etiquette expert William Hanson reveals it is a show of respect for the monarchy.

Hanson told the Daily Mail: "It is standard practice for British royalty to allow the 'blood royal' to walk or stand a few paces in front of the royalty who has married in to the family, as with HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

"Even though TRH the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently presenting their own, informal, tactile interpretation of British monarchy, they are still adhering to the precedent with Meghan knowing she, as a non-blood royal, should defer to born royalty."

The couple, who are currently in Australia, will finish their trip with a four-day visit to New Zealand.

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