When is the last time you saw Queen Elizabeth kiss Prince Philip at an official royal event? Or Kate Middleton smooch Prince William, for that matter? If you’ve taken it upon yourself to track royal PDA (for whatever reason, no judgment), you know it has been awhile, but rest assured that it has nothing to do with their relationships.
The royals are notoriously buttoned up about showing forms of PDA in public, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle might not have gotten that memo. Yes, their displays of affection have been relatively minor, but the fact that they show romantic gestures to the public at all is worth calling attention to, since it marks a stark contrast to how the rest of the family approaches (or doesn’t approach) romance.
Thursday was the perfect example of this.