A picture of the duke and duchess kissing on the lips while visiting Cape Town has quickly gone viral on social media.
The intimate moment occurred as the couple said goodbye following their first outing Tuesday morning, ahead of Harry’s solo engagement at the City of Cape Town Marine Unit at Kalk Bay Harbour.
Twitter users have gone wild for the kiss, calling it “magic.” Prince Harry has also been praised for “not being afraid” to show his wife affection in public.
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PR expert Nick Ede told Yahoo U.K. that Meghan and Harry are helping to make “public affection acceptable.”
This isn’t the first time Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have kissed in public.
Aside from their much-celebrated wedding kisses, they previously shared an intimate moment at a polo match at the Sentebale Polo Cup at Berkshire polo Club in July 2018.
The couple, who wed in May 2018, are generally much more affectionate in public and are regularly pictured holding hands, for instance during a recent appearance at the Lion King premiere in July.
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