After you have a baby, everything changes — travel becomes a little harder, one-on-one time with your spouse or significant other goes out the window, and all of a sudden, your attention is focused on whether you packed enough diapers, and not “should I bring one or two evening dresses?” That may be why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tried to squeeze as much romance as they could into their recent trip overseas.
The trip will be their last until their first baby is born this spring.
The couple was in Morocco for a three-day tour, according to People. And in all honesty, the break must have been great for Markle.
Not only is she in her third trimester, but there have been a lot of gossip stories targeting the new duchess, especially regarding her relationship to Kate Middleton. When you’re pregnant, stress is especially bad. And what cures stress better than a small vacation with your husband?
The moment itself was so minor that you’d have missed it had you blinked.
There’s a chance Markle didn’t even realize it was happening at the time.
But, Prince Harry made sure to give her a warm embrace to show that the honeymoon period definitely isn’t over.
Here’s the story. Markle was admiring some crafts set out on tables while the two visited Rabat.
One of the stall owners chose to gift Markle a particular necklace, and when he went to put it on her head, Prince Harry assisted.
Now, a little bit of PDA between a normal couple is to be expected. But for the royals, it’s more of a rarity.
In fact, it’s why the internet can’t get enough of these small, yet intimate, moments — it just proves that the love between these two is legit. But, what is the royal stance on PDA anyway?
Royal PDA. ❤❤❤— Pamela Hollar (@PamelaHollar523) February 25, 2019
Luckily, Cosmopolitan looked into it when they had the same question. Supposedly, it comes down to the type of event and its level of decorum.
How did we miss this latest ~royal PDA?!~ 👑💕 Prince Harry literally can't keep his hands off of Meghan and we're over here trying not to faint from the cuteness: https://t.co/prvxlnT8G1 pic.twitter.com/hbqqlmAm4y— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) September 6, 2018
“Senior members of the royal family would likely not be told how to interact or when they can or cannot show PDA and would be trusted to use their better judgment as to when it’s appropriate,” royal etiquette expert Myka Meier said in an interview with People.
“The royals often adjust PDA to mirror the formality of the event they are attending.” So, it’s actually not the craziest thing to see PDA on a vacation.
I love all of the PDA. 😍— R.S. Locke / Royal Suitor (@royal_suitor) February 24, 2019
Meier also made sure to cite Mike and Zara Tindall, who are also royals.
Zara is Prince Harry’s cousin, and she’s quite fond of showing a little PDA when the time seems right.
The two have even got really affectionate when they assumed nobody’s looking.
Obviously, they forgot that when you’re a royal, everyone is looking.
But, they make sure not to act too lovey-dovey when it’s an official event, or when they’re there to represent the family.
Professionalism always comes first.
It must be hard sometimes to know when to draw the line.
At one event from months ago, Meghan Markle tried so hard to be affectionate towards her husband, but he was a little busy. (Still, it’s cute she tried.)
Since Markle and Prince Harry’s most recent little moment of love made such an uproar, it means one thing. Baby aside, these two need to take more vacations together. We just have to see more.
Prince Harry seems to always be on hair duty.
Back in September, a video circulated of him trying to prevent Markle’s long brunette locks from being messed up in a windstorm.
As all long-haired gals know, sometimes it’s impossible to beat the elements — but at least he tried.
Not only is it proof that Prince Harry is always attentive…
It also shows he views the two of them as a total team, which is so important in parenting.
So just in case you had any doubts that Prince Harry wouldn’t be a good dad, just know that these short videos prove he’ll probably be the one triple-checking on his new baby during the night.
Who knew he was so reliable?
He's going to be such a sweet dad! https://t.co/dXt5IsYKBQ— POPSUGAR (@POPSUGAR) February 20, 2019
Plus, he’s always had a way with kids.
Some guys are just naturals, which will hopefully take a lot of postpartum pressure away from Meghan Markle.
Even in those tough newborn times, it’s unlikely that the loving moments and sweet embraces will stop with these two.
But, there are still so many unanswered questions we all have about this new royal baby.
You're doing a great job Prince Harry, you're so good with children and you are going to be an awesome dad. Keep up the good work 🤗— Gwendolyn (@actrizntrng) February 19, 2019
Markle is expected to give birth in April, so we only have to wait a few more weeks.
But even though it’s still a little early, it’s hard not to keep refreshing the Kensington Palace Instagram until then.
Now that her Morocco travels are over, Markle can really start preparing for her new arrival. No matter what, she’s got a loving and supportive guy by her side — and fans will never get tired of their brief moments of PDA.