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Eamonn Holmes greets Duchess of Cornwall with kiss on the cheek

Eamonn Holmes raised eyebrows after footage emerged showing him appearing to breach royal protocol by kissing the Duchess of Cornwall.

Traditionally those who meet members of the royal family opt for a handshake, or the more formal opt for a bow or curtsy.

But veteran Belfast TV presenter instead greeted Camilla with a hug and a kiss on the cheek, telling her that she is his “favourite royal”.

Some criticised Eamonn for being too familiar.

However some of Eamonn’s fans said the footage actually appears to show the Duchess having initiated the greeting.

The incident took place during a visit by Prince Charles and his wife to the This Morning studios on Wednesday in honour of the studio's 30th anniversary.

The Duchess also congratulated Eamonn’s wife and co-presenter Ruth Langsford on her recent appearance on Strictly Come Dancing.

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