Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends have reportedly stopped inviting them to dinner parties because of their PDA, and an etiquette expert says they have a point

August 13, 2019

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s friends have stopped inviting them to dinner parties because of their “affectionate dinner-table PDA,” the Mail Online reports.
The couple reportedly often break etiquette by ignoring their host’s seating plan and sitting together, according to an anonymous royal source who spoke to the site.
Royal etiquette expert Grant Harrold told INSIDER that while it is against etiquette for couples to sit together at these types of events, it is becoming more common for royals to show PDA.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex no longer get invited to dinner parties because they are known to break etiquette with “affectionate dinner-table PDA,” the Mail Online reports.

According to an unnamed royal source, the couple often ignore the seating plan at these high-society parties, instead “insisting on sitting next to each other and ignoring long-standing rules.”

The source added: “It’s thought she [Meghan Markle] has dismissed party etiquette as ‘exclusive’ and ‘traditional’ and has instead been rejoicing in affectionate dinner-table PDAs with her royal husband, which is ‘frowned upon.'”

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If the report is true, Meghan and Harry would definitely be breaking etiquette by ignoring their host’s seating plan and engaging with each other, according to royal etiquette expert Grant Harrold, the former butler to the Prince of Wales.

“Normal dining rules state that couples are split up with they enter the dining room. The idea is to mix couples up to help with conversation,” Harrold told INSIDER.

“An old etiquette rule is that the most senior female guest will sit on the right of the male host, and the most senior male will sit on the hostesses right. You would see this in the dining scenes on …read more

Source:: Business Insider

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