Meghan Markle and Prince Harry recreate Princess Diana and Prince Charles’ polo match kiss

By Meaghan Wray

Newlyweds Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shared a beautiful moment captured at the Sentebale Polo Match on Thursday (July 26). It was reminiscent of a very similar display of affection between Princess Diana and Prince Charles back in 1987, when the late princess presented her former husband a prize at the Guards Polo Club in Windsor in Berkshire. Clearly, the prince is following in his mother's footsteps in more ways than one.

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Meghan congratulated Harry with a kiss. Photo: © Chris Jackson/Getty Images

After Prince Harry’s team won the polo match, his biggest fan Meghan – who had been cheering from the sidelines – was on hand to present her husband and his teammate, the charity’s ambassador Nacho Figueras, with the Sentebale Polo 2018 trophy. After she handed the trophy to Nacho and gave him a kiss on each cheek, the former actress sidled up to Harry to congratulate him with a royal smooch, a follow up to their first public kiss on their wedding day on May 19.

The photo is bound to go down in history. It’s one of the Royal Family’s unofficial royal traditions, though it is certainly not expected for a royal couple to share a kiss! Almost every year Diana and Charles were spotted together at a polo match, they were seen locking lips – some private kisses behind the scenes, others in the middle of the field while Harry’s dad was accepting a trophy. Because royal public displays of affection are generally frowned upon, it makes these instances that much more special for fans to witness.

Diana and Charles shared a smooch in 1987. Photo: © Getty Images

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have made waves as one of the more unconventional royal couples, often being spotted clasping hands, holding each other’s backs or looking longingly into each other’s eyes. While their shows of affection have slowed a bit since they said “I do,” the world is certainly not starved for witnessing these tender moments – most recently, they were seen holding hands while on their first overseas royal tour in Ireland.

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