Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Snuck in Some Candy PDA Throughout One in every of Their Final Royal Outings

All eyes could also be on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry as they put together for his or her royal exit, but it surely’s clear they solely have eyes for one another.

Whereas attending the annual Mountbatten Music Competition at Royal Albert Corridor on Saturday, in one in all their final official outings earlier than they step down as senior working members of the British royal household, Harry and Meghan stored shut to at least one one other.

In a candy photograph shared to their Instagram, the couple was photographed holding palms as they caught the opposite’s eye, every with a smile — seemingly simply earlier than they walked into the occasion.

Such shows of affection are hardly uncommon for the pair.

Since they made their very first look collectively on the Invictus Video games in September 2017, Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, have held palms, rubbed one another’s backs and linked arms in public.

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Royal etiquette knowledgeable Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, beforehand advised PEOPLE that there are not any formal guidelines on royal {couples} displaying public affection in public — it’s at their very own discretion.

“Senior members of the royal household would doubtless not be advised methods to work together or once they can or can’t present PDA and can be trusted to make use of their higher judgement as to when it’s applicable,” she defined. “The royals typically regulate PDA to reflect the formality of the occasion they’re attending. At a somber or extra formal occasion, we’re much less prone to see PDA than at an off-the-cuff occasion the place it could be deemed extra becoming.”

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Tonight, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended the annual Mountbatten Competition of Music on the Royal Albert Corridor — marking the 75th anniversary of the top of the Second World Warfare and the 80th anniversary of the formation of Britain’s Commandos. The Duke, who’s Captain Normal @RoyalMarines joined veterans, serving members, world-class musicians, composers and conductors of the Massed Bands of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to assist elevate funds on behalf of the @RoyalMarines Charity. #MFM2020 Picture © The Duke and Duchess of Sussex / Chris Allerton

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Final month, an in depth pal put it extra instantly, telling PEOPLE: “They’re besotted and really candy with one another.”

“It’s full throttle for them proper now,” the pal stated then. “They’ve so much taking place in 2020, and it is going to be actually thrilling to see.”

They surprised the world earlier this yr once they introduced they’d be stepping again as senior working royals. They’ve since been spending time in Canada with their son Archie, 10 months, as they make plans for the longer term.

“Archie is the precedence. It’s very a lot nonetheless about taking good care of him and placing the household first,” the shut pal advised PEOPLE in February. “He’s a cheerful child — he likes to snicker. Archie and Harry have such an excellent time collectively. And Meghan is a superb mother. She’s very a lot about tending to him. They’re attempting to reside their life as common dad and mom.”

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Harry and Meghan are additionally trying to spend extra time in Los Angeles this summer time. “They love being in Canada, however they’re homes in L.A. too,” an individual of their circle advised PEOPLE. “They’ll doubtless have homes in each locations.”

Harry and Meghan are within the U.Ok. this week to finish their remaining spherical of royal engagements earlier than they step down as working royals on March 31.

On Monday they’re set to reunite with Prince William and Kate Middleton for Commonwealth Day.