Prince William and Kate shared a flirty moment in public as they joined King Charles and Queen Camilla for a day at the races at Royal Ascot.
Catherine was cheered by racegoers after she was spotted on the big screen taking part in the traditional royal carriage procession with Prince William. She caught the eye of fashion fans wearing a red dress by Alexander McQueen and a matching Philip Treacy hat, while William looked smart in a morning suit and top hat.
Kate and William were pictured looking at the trophies on the penultimate day of Royal Ascot – and then greeted jockey Oisin Murphy after he won The Commonwealth Cup on Shaquille.
The Prince and Princess also shared a brief flirty moment, with Catherine giving William a cheeky tap on the bottom as they got ready to present a trophy.
Earlier this year, the Princess also gave William a pat on his bottom on the BAFTA red carpet and a clip of them went viral, with royal fans loving the cheeky moment and saying it was a flirty PDA.
According to body language expert Judi James, it seems the case that Kate performed the gesture following a mistake by William – and she used it as a reprimand.
She told the Mirror: “This bum-tap gesture is part of a swift series of non-verbal signals between the couple, known as tie-signs.
“They were clearly more tactile than usual for this red carpet appearance and their very glamorous styling gave them the look of an A-list power couple.
“Like all good A-listers, Kate seemed to be using tie signs or non-verbal cues to help choreograph their movements but there was one small moment when they appeared to fall out of sync, possibly due to the fact that William seemed unable to keep his eyes off his stunning wife.”
Tonight, Kate celebrated and clapped from the royal box after the aptly named Sandringham Stakes was won by Coppice, ridden by popular jockey Frankie Dettori.
Other members of the Royal Family at the races today were Princess Beatrice, 34, and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, 39, as well as Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.