Oh No! LeBron Inadvertently Broke Royal Protocol With Duchess of Cambridge
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his pregnant wife Kate were at the Barclays Center on Monday evening to watch Cleveland Cavaliers play against the Brooklyn Nets as part of their three-day visit to New York City. After the game, LeBron James was spotted to have put his arm around Kate to pose for a picture thereby inadvertently breaking the British protocol in which just touching the Duchess of Cambridge is considered a serious breach in etiquette but ironically may appear strange to an American.
However, according to Time, the website of the Monarchy stipulates that “there are no obligatory codes of behavior” for meeting a member of the royal family, the more understood protocol is, well, don’t touch or speak to a royal unless you’re touched or spoken to first.
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