Meghan and Harry ‘break tradition by kissing on lips' – behaving like 'celebrities'

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Meghan Markle took to the stage at the Invictus Games opening ceremony to make a speech before introducing her husband, Prince Harry to the audience. He then joined her on stage and pecked her on the lips. Express.co.uk spoke to body language expert Judi James about this public display of affection between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Judi said: “One small step for Harry, one great stride for the royals as the couple break with tradition by kissing on the lips, not just in public but on a global stage surrounded by a cheering, delighted audience.

“In terms of style it was a celebrity or a US political kiss, the kind of reward kiss that US presidents perform on their loving spouses after they give them a glowing introduction, as Meghan had just done for Harry. 

“Meghan smiled as she kissed and although Harry had his back to the cameras the side of his cheek looked rounded and his eye wrinkled to suggest he was doing the same,” she added.

Royal fans went wild for the public display of affection between the couple and took to social media to comment.  

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The kiss came after Meghan told the audience how Harry has spent “many late nights and early mornings” planning for the Invictus games. 

She also thanks veterans for their “continued service”. 

“Now it is my distinguished honour to introduce someone that I think you will all be very excited to hear from,” Meghan added. 

“I could not love and respect him more and I know that all of you feel the same because he is your fellow veteran, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan and ten years of military service.”



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