Kate Middleton and Prince William Pack on the PDA Amid Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Exit

The royal family may be going through one of its biggest upheavals in decades, yet Kate Middleton and Prince William are not letting the drama get to them. In a rare occurrence, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were spotted packing on the PDA at an engagement in South Wales. The appearance comes weeks after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced their exit, a move that shocked the monarchy to its core.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton | Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

The Cambridges put on a good show

The royals experienced a very rough start to 2020. At the beginning of January, Harry and Meghan formally announced their resignation as senior members of the royal family.

Moving forward, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are planning on becoming financially independent and are moving to Canada for a portion of the year. The announcement reportedly came as a surprise to the rest of the royals, who scrambled to get the situation under control.

Despite all the drama, Prince William and Kate Middleton have kept their composure in public. In fact, the two have shown little signs of stress and have even started to pack on the PDA like never before.

There is little doubt that Kate and William are dealing with some major issues behind the scenes, but they are definitely putting on a united front for the public. 

Inside Prince William and Kate Middleton’s joint events

Last month, William and Kate appeared together for an event in Bradford. The Cambridges met with business owners in the region and potential job candidates.

Kate Middleton later attended a workshop as part of her Early Year initiative, where she learned more about projects that benefit families who have children that are under the age of five.

The Duchess of Cambridge later shared photos from the event on social media, which gained a lot of praise from fans around the world.

The two also attended the BAFTAs in London, where Prince William made jokes about how many actors have won awards playing members of the royal family. While it was great to see William and Kate perform their royal duties together, they really laid on the PDA during their most recent event.

Kate Middleton and Prince William pack on the PDA

According to Express, Kate poured on the PDA during a recent event in South Wales. The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted placing her hand on William’s shoulder during the engagement in what proved to be a rare show of affection for the couple.

The PDA happened when the two appeared at a Lifeboat Station at The Mumbles. The pair later boarded one of the lifeboats and spoke with crewmembers for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Kate Middleton donned a red gown and a blue coat for the event and completed her look with a matching scarf and clutch.

Although the royals are experiencing a lot of drama at the moment, Prince William and Kate have clearly kept their cool in public. It is also interesting that they are showing more affection than ever before, as most members of the royal family tend to be much more reserved in public settings.

Brad Pitt takes a swipe at the royals

While Prince William and Kate Middleton continue to express their love for each other, their appearance at the BAFTAs was not without some controversy.

Brad Pitt was nominated for an award at the ceremony but was unable to attend due to previous commitments. In his stead, Margot Robbie accepted the award and gave a speech that Pitt wrote for the occasion.

In his acceptance speech, Pitt thanked everyone for their hard work and made a joke about the royals that made headlines the following morning. The jab was leveled at Harry and Meghan, who are currently living in Canada.

“He’s gonna name this [BAFTA] Harry, because he’s really excited about bringing it back to the States with him. His words, not mine, thanks!” Robbie shared.

William and Kate have not commented on Pitt’s dig. The cameras did, however, catch the couple’s reaction to Robbie’s speech. The two appeared to take the joke in stride and laughed alongside everyone else.

In light of Harry and Meghan’s exit, Prince William and Kate Middleton are expected to take on more royal duties in the coming years, which should give them plenty of opportunities to show a little more PDA.