Royal pains! First Meghan Markle's bra, now Zara Tindall's caught grabbing hubby's butt
Zara Tindall, 37, is the daughter of Princess Anne and granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth and she is giving Meghan Markle a run for her money when it comes to royal PDA
If you thought Prince Hary and Meghan Markle – the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – had a monopoly on royal PDA, you're about to be proven wrong. The Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall and her husband Mike have just upped their PDA game showing the world that they have mastered the art and deserve to be crowned the queen and king of PDA. This comes just a week after the newlywed Duke and Duchess shared a congratulatory kiss at a charity polo match.
The Tindalls were seen kissing while walking around the fairgrounds at the Festival of British Eventing at Gatcombe Park on Sunday afternoon – and it was every bit as sweet as Harry and Meghan except for one little detail. Zara was seen holding on to Mike's butt as the couple shared the sweet kiss.
That wasn't all. Moments later, Mike was seen returning the favor as the couple continued to stroll around the grounds. The couple might have welcomed their youngest daughter Lena Elizabeth in June but their honeymoon phase is still far from over.
While the Tindalls did raise the PDA bar on ther outing, they still face stiff competition from Harry and Meghan who have already proved that they are not going to shy away from PDA during official outings. During their very first public appearance at the Invictus Games in September 2017, Harry and Meghan decided to walk around hand-in-hand. Definitely not something you'd expect from Prince William and Kate Middleton.
Meghan, who joined the royal family just a couple of months ago, hasn't let the protocol get in the way of her PDA. As the two attended a Royal Air Force event along with William and Kate back on July 10, Meghan was seen holding on to Harry's arm. When Prince Louis' official christening portrait was released on July 15, nobody expected to see Meghan looping her hand through Harry's arm.
At the recent wedding of family friend Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks on Saturday, the couple were seen walking around holding hands. Perhaps their PDA quotient was surging that day because it was Meghan's 37th birthday! “Meghan is used to being touchy-feely, and Harry is the same,” former palace spokesman Dickie Arbiter had shared with People magazine in July. “Harry has always been tactile.”
However, the same cannot be said about William and Kate who, despite their occasional passionate hugs at sporting events, maintain a very stoic decorum when making an appearance together in public.
Myka Meier, a royal etiquette expert and founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, had previously shared with the same outlet that while “there is no actual etiquette or royal protocol that says the couple must refrain from PDA while acting as working representatives of British Monarchy,” they’re “likely to show very little PDA, if any, to remain professional.”