After taking a brief break from their usual subtle-yet-sweet displays of affection while attending a formal event with the queen in late June, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have made a total return to their usual levels of PDA—much to the relief of those who worried that the couple had already given up their rule-breaking ways after less than two months as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. While attending the Royal Air Force's centenary event on Tuesday, Meghan and Harry were in noticeable contrast to Prince William and Kate Middleton, who typically refrain from any instances of PDA beyond a shared glance or whispered comment.
While walking into Westminster Abbey for the service, Meghan held on to the crook of Harry's elbow; beside them, Will and Kate kept their hands demurely by their sides. For the event, Will, a pilot in the Royal Air Force, and Harry, a captain in the Army Air Corps, both dressed in full military regalia.
Meghan, meanwhile, wore a gorgeous navy A-line Dior gown with long sleeves, bateau neckline, and matching belt around her waist, which she paired with a matching clutch, nude pumps, small Cartier earrings, and a whimsical navy fascinator by Stephen Jones, per Vanity Fair. Kate opted for an elegant pale blue Alexander McQueen summer coat with nude heels, a flower-covered clutch, a diamond Air Cadets Dacre brooch, and a flower-topped Sean Barrett fascinator.
This is the second family gathering of the week for the young royals. On Monday, they assembled at the Chapel Royal of St. James's Palace, along with Prince George, Princess Charlotte, Prince Charles, and Duchess Camilla, for the christening of Prince Louis. At that event, Harry and Meghan showed another tiny bit of PDA, holding hands as they walked into the church. Expect to see even more linked arms and hand-holding from the duo this week, as they commence their first official international outing in Dublin later on Tuesday.