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There's no shaking off Harry's chilly farewell

Sarah Caden


The frosty encounter between Harry and William was a sad full-stop to Megxit, writes Sarah Caden

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Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

Obviously, with all that's going on, they couldn't shake hands. Even a handshake, though still a rather formal greeting between two brothers, might have saved the day.

There's scope in a handshake for one to go for the warmer, two-hand clasp, or a bit of extra vigour to convey some delight in finally being face-to-face.

If the brothers had shook hands, there would have been opportunity, too, for the wives to make some physical contact - a hug across the row of church seats, maybe even a kiss on the cheeks.