Chertoff shared her insight into Prince William and Kate’s travels – can they do what they like when out of the public eye?
While the royal pair are obviously afforded a level of privacy on these trips, the reality, said the etiquette expert, is that they actually have very little time to themselves.
In short, there is not much opportunity to break away from the strict schedule.
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“As senior royals, they are travelling on behalf of the monarchy and will be seen as working,” said Chertoff.
“As they will be there professionally, they likely will take on the social role of professionals the entire trip.
“Most trips will be short and with the schedule packed, with very little time to do much other than the scheduled events.”
It’s vital they are professionally dressed.
Their appearance as they arrive and depart is of particular importance.
“When travelling on an official trip, representing The Queen, members of the Royal Family are expected to dress professionally, whether on a train or aeroplane or another mode of transportation,” said Chertoff.
“We often see Prince William in a suit with or without a tie.
“The Duchess of Cambridge may honour the country or culture of the country she is in by wearing something made by a local designer or jewellery that represents the country, such as the Queen’s Canadian Diamond Maple Leaf Broach that she wore when the couple visited Canada. ”