King Charles and his wife, Camilla Parker Bowles, seemingly broke royal protocol during their latest outing, but you should know that it was all planned.
This week, the royal couple traveled to York to debut a brand-new statue of the late Queen Elizabeth outside York Minster, the largest cathedral in Northern Europe. They also paraded around town and greeted bystanders who lined the streets in anticipation of their arrival.
At first, many thought King Charles and Bowles broke royal protocol when they walked hand-in-hand with a 5-year-old boy named Jason Tweedie-Long, who is visually impaired. Royals typically avoid prolonged physical contact with the public (hand holding is certainly not seen very often). But as it turns out, the meet-cute was arranged prior to the outing.