Royal fans are very rarely
treated to a public kiss from the royals, but on Wednesday, the Duke
and Duchess of Cambridge delighted onlookers as they were
pictured giving each other a peck on the cheek at a charity polo match.
Kate had accompanied her
husband of 11 years, Prince William, to the Royal Charity Polo Cup staged
in Berkshire, and following his team’s victory, she greeted him with two kisses
on the cheek before handing him an imitation Samurai warrior’s helmet – from
the Japanese sponsors of the tournament.
The sweet moment between the
two was thankfully captured by the photographers and celebrated by royal fans
the world over – but many initially missed an incredible detail.
The royal couple’s kiss came
on a poignant day – International Kissing Day, which is celebrated every
year on 6 July. The practice originated in the United Kingdom and was adopted
worldwide in the early 2000s.
|The couple were also pictured with their arms around each other
Whilst out at the Castle
Ground at Guards Polo Club, Prince William and Kate were also pictured with
their arms wrapped around each other, something the couple have done at past
polo matches – but rarely ever during official royal outings.
There is no royal protocol
against public displays of affection, but Prince William and Kate often keep
PDA moments to more low-key appearances, such as polo matches.