In case you were not already aware, there are some common rules or mannerisms involved when you’re dealing with members associated with the Royal Family.
A recent incident involving leading actor Tom Cruise and his engagement with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is taking center stage.
The actor was recently called out for taking Kate Middleton by the hand on the Red Carpet as the Royals were in attendance for last night’s movie premiere for ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ in London.
During the high-profile event, all eyes were on Tom Cruise and the way he took Kate Middleton by the hand, right in front of her husband Prince William.
The incident took place on the red carpet and as you can probably guess by now, many Royal fans were beyond infuriated by the actor and his moves.
Social media was abuzz as people debated about how so many US celebs love being touchy-feely around members of the Royal family and Tom Cruise was no exception to the norm.
On the other hand, we saw hashtags like ‘get your hands off the royals’ trend on Twitter while others recalled a similar incident that had taken place with former first lady Michelle Obama and the Queen.
In that scenario, Michelle Obama had reportedly wrapped her hands around the Queen which again, didn’t go against any protocol but was usually avoided because it was just so uncommon to do.
As you can imagine, Tom Cruise’s fans stepped into the scene without delay and began to take his side, calling him a true gentleman for helping Kate Middleton up the stairs during the movie’s premiere.
While we do agree that his move was certainly very ‘gentleman-like’, it can get complicated when the Royals are involved.
As per the Royal Website, there is yet to be any protocol or codes of behavior that calls the move wrong but experts claim there is one rule that’s unwritten. And that includes avoiding contact with a Royal that is beyond a simple handshake.