Kate Middleton snub: William under fire for ‘gentleman’ protocol breach with rickshaw ride

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PRINCE WILLIAM received some criticism from royal fans over one particular move with Kate Middleton during the couple’s arrival at the Pakistan Monument.

Prince William and Kate Middleton arrived at Islamabad’s Pakistan Monument in a traditional rickshaw. Footage shows Prince William getting out of the rickshaw and waiting by the door, before Kate Middleton gets out from the other side and walks around the three-wheeled passenger cart to join him. Many eagle-eyed royal fans were quick to take to Twitter, pointing out Prince William did not open the door for his wife Kate.

One Twitter user posted: “William could have been the gentleman and helped Kate out of the rickshaw.”

Another said: “A real Prince always opens the door for his Princess no matter if it’s a rickshaw door or a car door.”

A third questioned: “Why didn’t the Prince open her door?”

Others praised Prince William and Kate however, with one commenting: “What a great way to arrive.”

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Kate Middleton news William and Kate visited Islamabads Pakistan monument Image Getty

Kate Middleton news: William and Kate visited Islamabad’s Pakistan monument (Image Getty)

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Kate Middleton news: Prince William did not open the door for his wife Kate (Image: Twitter/ITV/Chris Ship)

A second tweeted: “Adorable and amazing Duke and Duchess of Cambridge getting it right against on all levels. Wonderful.”

A third added: “Can we talk about how awesome William looks. fantastic outfit. These two just shine.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, 37, both wore green for the visit, with William opting for traditional Pakistani fashion.

Kate dazzled in an emerald gown and matching heels as she and her husband, also 37, stepped off a colourful rickshaw before arriving at a special dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew.

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Kate Middleton news: Kate then walked around the rickshaw to join William (Image: Twitter/ITV/Chris Ship)

The rickshaw – also called a Tuk Tuk – was beautifully decorated with a tiger, birds and decorated with an array of colours.

The second in line to the throne wore a traditional sherwani buttoned coat by Naushemian.

Kate stunned in a dress in the national colours of dark green by Jenny Packham.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK