Meghan Markle showcased her polo match style now that she isn't a working royal—and had one of her grandest PDA moments with Prince Harry while at it. The Duchess of Sussex was photographed at Santa Barbara Polo Club yesterday, dressed up in a black polka dot tie blouse, black hat, and white skirt. She had on red lipstick, something she rarely wore when she went to events for the royal family, as “light, neutral pink [were] favored in the palaces,” royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, Beaumont Etiquette's founder/director and a British-American trained by a former member of the Queen's household told ELLE.com previously.
Harry played polo with his Team Las Padres for the club's Lisle Nixon Memorial cup. They won the match, and Meghan presented the trophy on stage. Per a photo agency, the Duchess kissed “each teammate on both cheeks before French kissing Harry and then wiping the lipstick off his face.” A photographer captured the moment below:
Meghan has been photographed at the Santa Barbara Polo Club several times this summer, supporting Harry. She was dressed down for those past visits, pairing short shorts with matching button-up tops. They were polished yet casual outfits.
Meghan and Harry will be jetting off to London soon with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It will be the family of four's first time in England together and Lili's first time meeting the royal family in person.
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex confirmed their attendance at Jubilee after a Buckingham Palace rep announced that Meghan and Harry would not be invited to join the Queen on the balcony for Trooping the Colour.
“Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are excited and honored to attend The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this June with their children,” the Sussexes’s spokesperson said on May 6.
Buckingham Palace, meanwhile, announced only working royals would join the Queen on the balcony for her birthday parade. “After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Colour balcony appearance on Thursday 2nd of June 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,” the spokesperson said.
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