Namaste is catching on

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Prince Charles not shaking hands but namaste – and being namaste-ed back – while greeting guests at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey yesterday.

The senior members of the royal family were all in attendance at the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Monday. Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince Edward, and his wife, Sophie, were all spotted at the annual service in honor of Commonwealth Day.

But there was one noticeable difference this year as the royals entered the famed London church and took their seats. No one in the royal family shook hands with any of the attendees or those presiding over the service. One royal reporter noted that Prince Charles was not shaking hands with anyone, but was rather offering a “namaste” to guests. The same reporter later tweeted it was Westminster Abbey policy at the moment to not shake hands rather than royal protocol due to the recent outbreak of coronavirus in the U.K.

Prince Harry was later spotted giving singer Craig David a forearm bump instead of a handshake.

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