The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with David Attenborough in September 2020 at a private screening of his documentary – Life on our planet.
Kensington Royal Instagram posted photos of the departure, but social media users noted that the family may have violated the “rule of six” principles.
Pictured were six people, none of whom were in masks, as well as at least one photographer and security guard who were also present.
One user said: “David and the royal family are equal to six separately, taking into account security and the photographer … have government recommendations been ignored?”
The other said: “Sir David Attenborough is a surprisingly fantastic guy. However, please, can anyone explain all the exceptions to the rule of only six.
In a separate tweetusers commented on the fact that Prince William, Kate and David Attenborough are not wearing masks in the photos.
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One said, “Should they be in masks? I’m embarrassed, today the family was ashamed that they didn’t wear masks when they got in the car.
“Here the family hangs out with a man in the target age group to be receptive to Covid without masks. What is it?”
At the time, the Daily Star contacted the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for comment, but they did not respond.