Fri, 6 Jul, 2018Melody Teh

Loved-up Prince Harry and Meghan shun royal protocol

Prince Harry and Meghan are clearly still in the honeymoon phase, with the couple putting on an affectionate display in London on Thursday.

The newlyweds held hands and shared some private laughs at Marlborough House event which marked the end of the Commonwealth Secretariat’s youth leadership workshop.

The Duchess of Sussex dazzled in a stunning yellow dress, designed by Lady Gaga’s stylist, Brandon Maxwell, while her hair was neatly pulled back in a simple low bun.

She appeared to have shunned royal tradition by ditching the pantyhose for the day – a royal rule that Meghan has frequently broken in the past.

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Despite recent reports the couple had scaled back their public displays of affection due to royal protocol, Harry and Meghan were seen happily holding hands throughout the day.

The rumours started earlier this week with a video showing Harry appear to rebuff Meghan’s attempts to hold his hand at the Young Leaders Reception at Buckingham Palace.

Body language expert Robin Kermode has previously told the MailOnline: “The Queen rarely holds hands with her husband in public and this seems to have set an unwritten precedent for the other royals.”

According to royal expert Richard Fitzwilliams, the precedent was set because the Queen mother detested it.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Charles and Camilla are rarely pictured in any type of public show of affection.

Scroll through the gallery above to see more pictures from the day.