Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Share Rare Public Kiss on Stage at the Invictus Games

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been enjoying quite the eventful European trip. After making a surprise stop in England to see a few of their family members, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex jetted off to the Netherlands for the 2022 Invictus Games, where they've been rocking seriously stellar outfits and giving a glimpse into their parenting skills.

But now, the couple have caught our eye once again due to the fact that they shared a super public rare kiss on stage, while speaking at the opening ceremony of the games. In a photo courtesy of Patrick van Katwijk, the pair are seen smooching, while the audience claps behind them.

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According to The Mirror, the pair arrived to the event hand in hand, and they shared the public peck after Markle gave a moving tribute to her husband (which apparently brought him to tears). In the photos, Markle is seen rocking a pair of black slacks and a white bodysuit from Khaite, while Prince Harry opted for a gray suit.

Following Markle's introduction of her husband, the prince then walked onto the stage and made a tribute to Ukraine and the athletes representing that country at the games. Per iTV, he said, “Your bravery in choosing to come and for being here tonight cannot be overstated.”

He added, “You know we stand with you. The world is united with you and still you deserve more. And my hope is that these events, this event, creates the opportunity in how we as a global community can better show up for you.”

Prince Harry then explained the importance of the Invictus Games to him, and recognized the “boundless humility, the compassion and the friendship” of the event. He also said, “I want to personally thank the people of the Netherlands for welcoming us with such warm Dutch hospitality.”

What a way to kick off the competition. Let the games begin!

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