13 Photos Of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Holding Hands That'll Make You Swoon
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have never been your average royals. Markle is American, biracial, divorced and a 36-year-old Hollywood starlet at the time of their engagement. Harry was most notably known as the "bad boy" of the family, constantly being spotted at different clubs and parties and refusing to settle down with any woman until, of course, he met The One. Now the two have come together and their relationship is just as non-traditional as you'd expect. In fact, these photos of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle holding hands at different events just goes to show exactly how much they're breaking royal tradition.
If you're wondering why their hand-holding is such a big deal, allow me to explain. The royal family reportedly has an unwritten "no PDA" rule. Basically, the rule was put into place because Prince Harry's grandma, Queen Elizabeth, has never been big on public displays of affection with her hubby (Prince Harry's grandpa), Prince Philip. Holding hands falls under the umbrella of PDA and, out of respect for their elders, the younger members of the royal family have decided to follow suit by refraining from holding hands. "The Queen rarely holds hands with her husband in public and this seems to have set an unwritten precedent for the other royals," body language expert Robin Kermode explains to the Daily Mail.
For a fleeting moment, fans of Harry and Meghan were worried that they, too, were going to hold off on the hand-holding. But, luckily, they've made it abundantly clear that their hands just can't stay away from each other. Don't believe me? Check out these adorable pictures of them defying royal etiquette and holding hands in these images below.
Here they are basically looking like a bride and groom again.
And again. Seriously, she's not afraid to wear white and I'm so here for it.
Here they are casually holding hands as they enter a formal dinner party.
OMG... is she kidding with that double hand hold?!
Matching sunglasses and totally interlocked hands. I'm swooning.
These two lovebirds can't navigate the sand without each other's hands.
Their facial expressions just go to show how much they're enjoying embracing each other's hands.
What's Prince Harry looking down at? Oh, probably just their beautiful hands embracing.
There she goes again with that adorable double-hand hold.
Look at that loving look she's giving her bae while she embraces his hand.
Their faces say they're all business here but their hands tell us everything we need to know about how they actually feel.
Can we talk about how, on top of their interlocked hands, their faces also seem to be totally and completely in sync?!
OK, so she's technically just holding onto his arm here... but still it's so dang cute!
OK, and here's a picture of them kissing for good measure.
All right, be right back, just going to print out these images and hang them up on my wall as my daily inspiration for love.
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