PDA shy Prince William and Kate hug in sweet unreleased photo

By Hanna Fillingham

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were recently spotted doing something they rarely do in public – hugging! A gorgeous unreleased photo by Chris Jackson was gifted to the King and Queen of Norway during their stay in Oslo last week, showing the royal couple in a sweet embrace. Journalist Simon Perry took a photograph of the gifts table at the Norwegian Royal Palace, which showed the portrait taking pride of place. Looking the picture of happiness in the shot, William and Kate wrap their arms around each other - she in an elegant tailored jacket and skirt with her brown hair in her signature Chelsea blowout, he in a navy suit. Both the Duke and Duchess had signed the bottom of the photo.

Chris posted the photo of the gifts table on his Instagram account, captioning the shot: "This has been floating around Twitter and it was fantastic to see that the official portrait I took was presented as a gift to the King and Queen of Norway during the Cambridge’s Scandinavian Royal Tour #portrait #dukeofcambridge#duchessofcambridge #norway #royal #gift#photography #royalvisit #royaltour Picture credit: @sperrypeoplemag." Royal fans were quick to compliment the photo. One wrote: "Amazing and lovely portrait," while another said: "Such a beautiful photo Chris!!! I hope William and Kate will release it one day." A third asked: "Was this also part of their Christmas photo shoot?"

Prince William and Kate hugging by photographer Chris Jackson

Last week, William and Kate enjoyed an action-packed four-day tour of Sweden and Norway, which saw them spend two days in Stockholm, and two days in Oslo. Highlights of their trip included the couple bonding with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's young children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, during a visit to Haga Palace. The Duke and Duchess also attended many glitzy galas, including a black tie dinner at the Residence of the British Ambassadors in Stockholm – which was attended by both Swedish and Hollywood royalty.

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Prince William and Kate Middleton at their Sweden/Norway tour
The Duke and Duchess recently went on a four-day tour of Sweden and Norway

In Oslo, meanwhile, Prince William was touched by a fan who had fond memories of his late mom, Princess Diana, while Kate turned heads in an embellished Alexander McQueen gown at a dinner at the Royal Palace in Oslo. The pair completed their final day with a visit to Hartvig Nissen School in Oslo, which was the location of the hugely popular Norwegian TV show, Skam.

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