• Prince William attended the Royal Ascot
  • Many other royals were there too
  • He shared a sweet moment with HER

On June 19, the second day of the traditional Royal Ascot horse race, 41-year-old Prince William was seen sharing rare moments of intimacy.

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Sweet gesture: Prince William held Carole Middleton's hand

Prince William was first spotted with Carole Middleton, 69, the mother of Princess Kate, 42. In true gentlemanly fashion, the heir to the British throne held his mother-in-law's hand when her high heel got stuck in the grass.

Carole Middleton and Prince William holding hands at Royal Ascot 2024

This gesture, which some might view as a departure from royal protocol, underscores the close bond and affection within the family.

A warm welcome from William and Zara Tindall

The joy of reunion between William and his cousin Zara Tindall, 43, appeared evident as they greeted each other with kisses. In a heartwarming moment captured on video, Zara affectionately put her arm around the prince.

William was also in great spirits with his younger cousins Princess Beatrice, 35, and Princess Eugenie, 34. Overall, he seemed more relaxed than usual that day.

This could have been influenced by the recent successful "Trooping the Color" weekend, where Princess Kate made a public appearance after several months, dispelling any lingering conspiracy theories.

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