Sometimes performing one’s royal duties can be pretty difficult, especially if you’re a 12-year-old who hates having your hand kissed.
According to Moroccan tradition, when one greets royalty, the person is supposed to kiss their hand. But Moulay Hassan, Crown Prince of Morocco, seems to hate the tradition quite decidedly.
As can be seen in a footage that is being widely shared online, the Prince snatches his hand away each time a dignitary or an offical bends down to kiss it.
According to discussions on various social media platforms, it has been suggested that the Prince pulling away his hand may actually be a sign of respect. Either way, the video makes for hilarious viewing.
Meet 12-year-old Moulay Hassan, crown prince of Morocco, who really hates the tradition of royal hand kissing pic.twitter.com/nu20EKe9jI
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