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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have First Public Kiss

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry at the Invictus Games. Photo: Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Up until now, the courtship between American actress Meghan Markle and roguish Prince Harry, has been proceeding at a perfectly private, glacial, Jane Austen–like pace.

Prince Harry sneaks a kiss at the Invictus Games. Photo: GRHO, RYMI, NGRE/GLH / Patriot Pics / NGRE / BACKGRID

But over the last week, the royal pair of the moment made a gradual coming out at the Invictus Games — the multi-sport event Prince Harry started for wounded veterans. Last weekend, they made their first public appearance but didn’t sit together. Then, this week, they turned it up a notch and not only sat together in public but also held hands.

Yet, this weekend, the lovebirds really threw it all on the table. Not only did Prince Harry reportedly leave his seat to join Markle and her mom in their box, Harry was actually spotted planting a kiss on her cheek.

Of course this gesture is still delicate enough to be part of the Royal Courtship Plan. But those watching closely predict that Harry could be bending the knee very soon. Or as some theorists are suggesting, perhaps this means they are already engaged?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have Their First Public Kiss