Prince William and Kate make rare affectionate public gesture at wedding

While waiting for the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank to take place on Friday morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looked adorable as they held hands while sitting down next to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Prince William held on to Kate's hand which she placed underneath her husband's, and they both rested them on his knee. They shared the tender moment before watching the ceremony take place, as their children, Charlotte and George, fulfilled their roles as bridesmaid and pageboy respectively. Although Harry and Meghan are openly affectionate, we only rarely get a glimpse into the romantic life of William and Kate, who limit their public displays of affection.

Kate Middleton and Prince William holding hands at the ceremony

The royal couple have made some subtle gestures before, including in December 2017 when they attended the Christmas church service at Sandringham hand in hand. Kate also placed her hand on her husband's leg at an official welcoming ceremony on day one of their 2016 royal tour of Canada. And they shared a very rare public kiss in Santa Barbara, California, during their 2012 to visit California. Kate congratulated her husband with a peck on the cheek after he played in the Audi Polo Challenge.

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The Duchess of Cambridge looked beautiful in her fuschia Alexander McQueen outfit - the same designer she chose for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's wedding in May. Meghan chose a demure navy Givenchy dress, which she accessorised with a pair of nude shoes and a matching navy hat by Noel Stewart. The bride looked sensational when she stepped out in a gown designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, who founded the British based label Peter Pilotto, in London in 2007. She also dazzled with the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by Her Majesty The Queen.

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Come back to at 9pm tonight to see our special highlights video featuring all the best bits from Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding, including the vows, the celebrity arrivals and the spectacular carriage procession.