Royals

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a sweet kiss at the polo

And they aren't the first royals to do so.

By Bettina Tyrrell

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex cannot so much as graze shoulders without the world (us included!) spinning into a PDA-induced furore.

So you can only imagine the excitement when on Thursday, after a charity polo match, Meghan and Harry shared a kiss on the lips in full view of the public. It was even captured on video, see the player above.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's public displays of affection have been noted by royal watchers the world over.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's public displays of affection have been noted by royal watchers the world over.

When the polo match ended, Meghan Markle approached the winning team - captained by her husband's friend Nacho Figueras - carrying the glided cup trophy. She presented the award to Figueras, giving him a couple of air kisses.

The Duchess, dressed in a denim-look belted dress, then approached her husband, stood by his side, and the pair shared a sweet kiss with their arms holding each other's backs.

Prince Harry and Meghan shared a kiss at the polo on Thursday.
Prince Harry and Meghan shared a kiss at the polo on Thursday.

As lovely a moment it was, Harry and Meghan's kiss is relatively unremarkable in the history of royals showing public affection at the polo.

The polo is a time where the British royal family swap their formal garb for something a little more casual, for a day of relaxed, and often flirty, fun on the field. The sporting matches are where royal watchers can catch a glimpse of the royals at their most 'normal', kisses and public affection included.

Prince Harry's parents, Princess Diana and Prince Charles were snapped many times at the polo publicly displaying their affection.

Princess Diana presents Prince Charles with a trophy and a smooch after a polo match.
Princess Diana presents Prince Charles with a trophy and a smooch after a polo match.
Diana was never shy to show her affection for Charles.
Diana was never shy to show her affection for Charles.
A sweet private moment.
A sweet private moment.

While we've seen relaxed versions of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at the polo, their displays of affection are a little more subtle.

Kate presents Will with a kiss on either cheek after a polo match in California in 2012.
Kate presents Will with a kiss on either cheek after a polo match in California in 2012.
The Duchess blows a kiss at the polo in England.
The Duchess blows a kiss at the polo in England.

Ahhh, royal love! It really is a fairytale, isn't it?