Duchess Kate and Prince William got in a rare, subtle bit of PDA this week

By Zach Harper

We frequently see Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry holding hands in public – and they even kissed on their most recent royal tour! But public displays of affection between Prince William and Duchess Kate are much more rare.

But keen royal watchers may have noticed a very subtle gesture from the Duke of Cambridge while he and the duchess were visiting a volunteer appreciation event for Shout, the mental health text messaging service for people in crisis that the couple helped create. While greeting organizers as they arrived, William was gently rubbing Kate’s back. So sweet!

While on their way out of the event, the couple had a bit of a hilarious moment as the duchess stumbled at bit in her heels! She nearly fell, then looked up at William and burst into laughter. William could also be seen stifling some giggles. We bet they had a pretty funny conversation after they got in the car!

Kate has such a great sense of humour! Photo: © Neil Mockford/GC Images

Shout launched back in May, and since then it has ad 145,000 conversations via text with people in crisis, exchanging more than 6 million messages.

PHOTOS: Duchess Kate and Prince William step out to volunteer event for Shout, the mental health text messaging service they helped create

Seventy-five per cent of the people who have contacted the service are under 25 years old, and the most frequent subjects they discuss are suicide (37 per cent), depression (36 per cent), relationships (29 per cent), anxiety (31 per cent), isolation (19 per cent) and self-harm (17 per cent).

It's clearly very needed and we’re glad the Cambridges are doing this important work. We’re also happy to see them having fun with each other in the process!

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