Kate Middleton SHRUGS OFF Prince William's Attempted PDA! What Is Going On Here?!

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Someone get Prince William a baggy suit, a bottom-shelf toupee, and an impeachment.

Dude basically has no choice but to adopt the Donald look now that he's received the Melania treatment from Kate Middleton.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Smirk Together

Yes, it's not often that the royal family draws comparisons to the Trumps, but in this case, the analogy is fully warranted.

Back in April, Melania swatted Donald's hand away, sternly rebuking an attempted public display of affectio, and reminding the world that for all of President Trump's bluster and bravado, he's not always the most powerful person in the room.

Now, the Duchess of Cambridge has engaged in a similar snub -- but allegedly for very different reasons.

Before we go any further, it's important that you check out the moment in question:

The Kate Middleton Shrug

Someone should probably arrest Kate for regicide, because we're pretty sure she just murdered a future king. 

The Cambridges were appearing on a Christmas episode of one of those very quaint British baking shows when Kate very conspicuously shrugged off Kate's hand.

We assume there were additional cameos from Tiny Tim and Boris Johnson dressed up as Father Christmas.

Anyway, it's not hard to see why the clip went viral on a global level.

Prince William and Kate Middleton Get Fancy

The Royals' every move gets scrutinized, and every breach of etiquette is dissected by the UK tabloids.

Often a royal mountain is made out of a royal molehill, but in this case, it really looks as though there's some tension between Will and Kate.

Making matters worse is the fact that the couple showed up to the Queen's annual Christmas lunch in separate cars this week.

Naturally, royal sources have explanations for both scenarios.

Kate Middleton and Prince William Smile Big

They say Kate's shrug was a result of her attempting to focus on filming and her desire to not appear improperly casual on camera -- she is royalty, after all.

As for the car situation, the story goes that Will and Prince George needed to be at Buckingham Palace 30 minutes earlier than Kate and the other kids in order to participate in an event that will soon be made public.

We'll see ...

It's entirely possible that both of those explanations are legit, but it's worth noting that all of this comes on the heels of the worst rough patch that Will and Kate have yet endured.

Will and Kate Christmas Card

Back in April, several media outlets published credible accusations that William cheated on Kate with one of her best friends, Rose Hanbury.

William sued one UK tabloid and threatened suits against several others, which, of course, only added further credence to the allegations.

Royal sources point out that Will and Kate are all smiles in their annual Christmas card photo (above), but as TMZ points out, Princess Di appeared happy in family photos right up until her divorce from Prince Charles.

Damn, TMZ. Will was already having a bad enough week.

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Kate Middleton Biography

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A celebrity gossip mainstay since at least 2006, Kate Middleton is Prince William's lady friend. These two dated off and on for many... More »
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Reading, England
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Kate Middleton