Meghan Markle was reportedly inspired by Princess Diana from Princess Diana at a polo tournament in Santa Barbara, California.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been living in California since spring 2020.
The Sussex couple will take part in official events organized around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in early June in England.
A kiss of victory under the Californian sun. Prince Harry won the Lisle Nixon Memorial Trophy with his polo team dubbed “Los padres” on May 22, 2022, in Santa Barbara, California. As he lifted the cup with his teammates, the Duke of Sussex was joined by Meghan Markle who gave him a tender kiss. A gesture of affection in public which did not fail to titillate the royal observers, as this tweet shows.
My favorite part of any polo match with Harry and Meghan. #SussexPDA pic.twitter.com/0KanGqqRsn
— R.S. Locke / Royal Suitor (@royal_suitor) May 23, 2022
This scene, which took place on the lawn of the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club, gave an impression of déjà vu. You only have to look back 35 years to find obvious similarities with the kiss exchanged between Prince Harry’s parents after… a polo match! On June 27, 1987, Princess Diana kissed Prince Charles at a similar event in Windsor, England. The comparison could have ended there, but the choice of outfit for Meghan Markle was not innocent. Like her late mother-in-law at the time, the Duchess of Sussex wore a black and white polka dot outfit. Only difference: it was a blouse while Lady Di wore a dress that day.
Was Meghan Markle inspired by Princess Diana?
Those who believe in perfect coincidence will say that Diana always kissed Prince Charles after a polo match and that she regularly wore polka dot outfits, notes the magazine Histoires Royales. And that there is really nothing surprising to see Archie’s mother and Lilibet tenderly kissing her husband Prince Harry. But many observers agree that Meghan Markle was clearly inspired by Princess Diana. What will make everyone agree is that the couple seems to have been spinning the perfect love since they settled across the Atlantic. In a few days, Meghan and Harry will fly to London with their two children to attend official events organized around the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Hoping that the tensions within the royal family do not spoil the party.
Meghan Markle: languorous kiss, polka dot outfit… This not so innocent scene in the middle of a polo match © Backgrid USA