British Royal Family

Flirting on the field: Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry aren't the first royals to share a kiss at the polo

The sweet moment has everyone talking, but hold your horses, no royal protocol has been broken here!

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 for the 2018 Sentebale Polo trophy in Berkshire, England, the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a kiss on the lips in full view of the public.

The touching moment was even captured on video, see the player above!

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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 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 an air kisses.

The Duchess, dressed in a denim-look belted dress by Carolina Herrera, 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 displays of 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.

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.

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

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.
Kate was spotted running at the polo in June. Fans initially thought she was chasing after her children.
Kate was spotted running at the polo in June. Fans initially thought she was chasing after her children.
But she was running to greet her Prince on horse back.
But she was running to greet her Prince on horse back.
*Ahhh*, royal love! It really is a fairytale, isn't it?
Ahhh, royal love! It really is a fairytale, isn't it?