British Royal Family

Kate Middleton and Prince William put on a rare show of PDA at surprise engagement

The pair were celebrating an incredible charity.

By Jess Pullar
Prince William and Duchess Catherine are not usually ones to put on an amicable display while in public, but it seems there are some exceptions.
Indeed while visiting a celebration for charity Shout, which is a text messaging service helping to support anyone in need, the pair were pictured looking completely relaxed, with some sweet PDA moments in between.
The pair stepped out together on Tuesday, 12 November for Shout's Crisis Volunteer celebration event at the Troubadour White City Theatre in London.
During the poignant event, Kate and Wills learnt about how much impact the helpline had made so far.
At one point during the event, Wills was seen holding Kate's arm, before placing a hand on her back as they left a stage - cute!
Kate and Wills were in their element for the event. (Getty)
The Prince was seen placing his hand on Kate's back during the engagement. (Getty)
And as if that wasn't enough, Wills and Kate were also seen exiting the venue, with the future King placing another hand on his wife's back as they walked away.
Displays like this are rare for royals, particularly between Kate and Wills, who usually keep themselves admirably poised during formal engagements.
We rarely see the pair indulge in even the smallest acts of PDA. (Getty)
For the event, Kate looked chic as usual wearing a smart grey blazer by one of her favourite designers, Smythe.
She paired it with some smart maroon trousers by Joseph and some Gianvito Rossi suede pumps. Very chic!
The Duchess also opted to wear her hair in loose waves, and kept her makeup minimal.
Kate looked completely chic in her grey Smythe blazer and maroon trousers. (Getty)
During the engagement, the Duke and Duchess chatted to a number of guests who have helped bring the text support service to life.
Since being launched by Kate, William and Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan in May 2019, the service has had 145,000 text conversations with people in need, with six million messages in total being exchanged.
Wills shared a poignant speech during the event. (Getty)
William shared an emotional speech during the engagement, telling guests: "Catherine and I heard outside about how many of you are waking up at 3am to answer the peak demand. The fact we've had to launch Shout shows just how in need the mental health sector is at the minute."
He continued: "We still have an enormous challenge ahead of us. Catherine and I, and I know I speak for Harry and Meghan as well, couldn't be more proud of what Shout has accomplished."
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