Meghan Markle popped by the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club in California over the weekend, and she couldn't help but show some PDA towards her husband, Prince Harry, who was busy playing in a polo match.
"Meghan is in complete ‘command, control and steer’ mood with this congratulatory kiss at polo," body language expert Judi James told The Mirror. "Previously the couple’s signature handclasp with meshed fingers and Harry’s glances of appreciation and Meghan’s smile responses showed their usual high levels of affection and, of course, polo is the traditional peacocking sport for royal males who get to show off their dashing bravado in the saddle as well as their muscles in those romantic white jodhpurs, but for the winner’s kiss here there was still a level of caution from Meghan. As Harry leans in with all his customary keenness for some intimacy signaling, Meghan places two hands up to his face in what looks like a bit of a steering and restraining gesture."
James continued, "The reason why looks pretty obvious. Meghan’s wide-brimmed hat, giant shades and red lipstick would all form a tactical nightmare for anything more passionate than a peck on the cheek. Even with this carefully-planted cheek kiss, it appears Meghan needs to check her hat and her shades afterwards, laughing as she shares the moment with her husband. Even with all her carefulness though she is still left wiping lipstick off Harry’s face afterwards in a very sweet gesture that nevertheless looks rather out of place in the rather macho-infused line-up of Harry’s team of polo players."
The couple have been on and about lately — they were recently in the Netherlands for the Invictus Games, and they stopped by the U.K. to visit Queen Elizabeth.
“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday, June 2 will be limited to Her Majesty and those members of the royal family who are currently undertaking official public duties on behalf of the Queen," a palace spokesperson said.
“In addition, the Cambridge and Wessex children are also expected to appear as is Sir Tim Laurence, who the Queen is happy to attend as a frequent attendee and support for the Princess Royal on official engagements," the statement continued.