Mike and Zara Tindall Show Off Serious PDA During Gloucestershire Event

Giving Harry and Meghan a run for their money

Updated 08/06/18

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Royal protocol all but prohibits public displays of affection (just ask Prince William and Kate Middleton, who rarely even hold hands in public), but that didn't stop Zara Tindall and her husband, Mike Tindall, from giving each other a very public (and dare we say, scandalous?!) squeeze to show off their love recently.

At the Magic Millions Festival of British Eventing in Gloucestershire on Sunday, the couple was photographed snuggling up ahead of the polo match. Zara, who is Queen Elizabeth's granddaughter by way of Princess Anne, gave her husband a squeeze on the butt while he went in for a kiss, People reports.

Though they're acting like they're still in the honeymoon phase, the couple has actually been together for 15 years. They were married in 2011, and now have two children—Mia, four, and Lena, six weeks.

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PDA among royals has become a hot topic over the course of the past year due to the many, many instances of hand-holding (and sometimes even kisses) that have occurred during Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's courtship. Though the two of them haven't shied away from showing their love publicly, it's technically something that's generally frowned upon by the palace.

“It is rare to see royal couples holding hands on official outings,” royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, told People earlier this year. “While we are much less likely to see The Duke and Duchess holding hands in public, we often see Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall holding hands—it’s all simply a matter of preference for each couple and is also likely dependent on the nature of the event they are attending. A more serious engagement would warrant a more serious level of professionalism, which each royal is sure to follow.”

Unclear what the queen would have to say about Mike and Zara Tindall copping a feel, but it's pretty clear that they don't really care.

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