Prince Edward explains why he is ‘trying to avoid’ shaking hands with well-wishers

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Prince Edward has revealed he is “trying to avoid” shaking the hands of well-wishers as he greets crowds.

The Earl of Wessex spoke to well-wishers outside Buckingham Palace on Saturday ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral but tried to avoid shaking hands for a fair reason.

“I’ve been trying to avoid it, only because if I do it once, I have to shake everybody’s hand,” Edward explained, after reluctantly accepting one from a member of the crowd.

He then walked off and continued to have conversations with other mourners.

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