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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are criticised by Mumsnet users for constantly holding hands

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are known for being tactile, but their displays of affection on the royal tour have simply become too much for some.

Parents from across the UK took to Mumsnet to criticise Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, for ‘constantly’ touching each other, claiming such touchy-feely behaviour should be saved for when they are in private.

‘They are at work,’ one critic posted. ‘And it’s not just holding hands is it – it’s clinging to the point where they look awkward.’

However dozens of others were quick to come to the couple’s defence, arguing they are simply behaving like any other loved-up newlyweds.

Parents from across the UK took to Mumsnet to criticise Harry, 34, and Meghan, 37, for ‘constantly’ touching each other, claiming such touchy-feely behaviour should be saved for when they are in private. Pictured, the couple at Bondi Beach, Sydney, last Friday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's affectionate behaviour came under fire on Mumsnet when one user admitted their constant touching made her 'cringe', arguing they are 'not on a date'

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s affectionate behaviour came under fire on Mumsnet when one user admitted their constant touching made her ‘cringe’, arguing they are ‘not on a date’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child together next Spring, have been snapped holding hands, snuggling and clinging onto each other as they carry out engagements on their 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand.

However their affectionate behaviour came under fire on Mumsnet when one user asked: ‘Am I being unreasonable to wish Harry and Meghan would stop holding hands when on official engagements?’

She wrote: ‘They’re not on a date, they’re carrying out official business!,’ adding that it ‘makes her cringe’.

Dozens of users agreed with her comments, and took to the thread to rant about the couple’s regular affectionate displays. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child together next Spring, have been snapped holding hands, snuggling and clinging onto each other as they carry out engagements on their 16-day royal tour. Pictured, the couple in Fiji on Wednesday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who are expecting their first child together next Spring, have been snapped holding hands, snuggling and clinging onto each other as they carry out engagements on their 16-day royal tour. Pictured, the couple in Fiji on Wednesday

Dozens of users agreed with her comments, and took to the thread to rant about the couple's regular affectionate displays. Many pointed out they are working and should behave as such

Dozens of users agreed with her comments, and took to the thread to rant about the couple’s regular affectionate displays. Many pointed out they are working and should behave as such

One commented: ‘They are at work. And it’s not just holding hands is it – it’s clinging to the point where they look awkward as they only have one free hand each – bit like a three-legged race. Sometimes M has both of her hands round one of H’s.’

Another posted: ‘I think people are just a bit *eyeroll* about how relentlessly constant it is. On official business, they should behave in the way people on official business generally do.’

One user said their behaviour was not befitting of a couple in their 30s.  

Others pointed out that the couple not only held hands but also appeared to be 'clinging' onto each other. They argued it was inappropriate when they are on official business

Others pointed out that the couple not only held hands but also appeared to be ‘clinging’ onto each other. They argued it was inappropriate when they are on official business

‘I don’t get the need to be hanging on to each other all the time,’ they posted. ‘Fair enough they’re newly married and she’s pregnant and it’s all bunnies and roses blah blah. But whether you agree or not, THEY ARE AT WORK!’ 

However royal supporters hit back with messages in support of the couple and their right to be affectionate.

NorthEndGal wrote: ‘There is nothing wrong with it, I would much rather see a couple that actually cares about each other, and shows they are human, then some stiff formal c**p.’

Dozens of others were quick to come to the couple's defence, arguing they are simply behaving like any other loved-up newlyweds

Dozens of others were quick to come to the couple’s defence, arguing they are simply behaving like any other loved-up newlyweds

‘I think it’s sweet and doesn’t bother me, they are newly weds after all,’ Bluntness100 said. 

ImDivingIn commented: ‘If I was stepping out in front of the world’s press who were all desperate to get a picture of my stomach, and I was in the early stages of pregnancy, I would want someone to hold my hand. Even better if was my 6ft husband.’  

Another asked simply: ‘Why would someone else holding hands bother you?’ 

Other Mumsnet users accused the poster of being a 'misery guts' and said  holding hands in public is simply a 'natural' and 'normal' thing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to do

Other Mumsnet users accused the poster of being a ‘misery guts’ and said holding hands in public is simply a ‘natural’ and ‘normal’ thing for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to do

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