A video of Prince William offering a "protective" gesture towards Kate Middleton has gone viral on social media.

The video shows the couple leaving the annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey in London.

Kate declines an umbrella while meeting youngsters. Woman has a handbag and flowers.

William asks an assistant for an umbrella to cover himself and his wife after welcoming the crowds.

The gesture has earned praise from commenters on the platform who have called the prince a "gentleman."

At royal functions, William places his hand on Kate's back or kisses her on the cheek.

The couple's PDA was praised during their tour of Boston in December 2022.

The tour was connected with the second annual Earthshot Prize awards ceremony in the city.

Supporters admire the couple's public devotion and support.