June 28, 2022

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  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle shared a kiss on stage after she launched her husband at the opening ceremony of the Invictus Video games
  • Some social media customers claimed it was “unprofessional” of them and accused the couple of upstaging the members
  • Followers of the Sussexes swooned over the uncommon public show of affection from the couple

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s candy kiss through the opening ceremony of this yr’s Invictus Video games acquired combined reactions on social media.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex jetted off to The Hague within the Netherlands this week for the 2022 Invictus Video games.

The couple took the stage through the opening ceremony of the video games Saturday, with Markle introducing Prince Harry because the founding father of the annual worldwide sporting occasion. They shared a uncommon public kiss onstage earlier than the duke started delivering his speech.

Whereas followers of the Sussexes gushed over the uncommon public show of affection from the couple, some social media customers felt that it was an “unprofessional” transfer on their half. Others accused Prince Harry and Markle of upstaging the army service members and veterans who’re competing within the sporting occasion.

“It is so unprofessional. They use the Invictus Video games (100% related to their royal previous) for Netflix. To instantly money in from it, which is the alternative of ‘charity.’ The main target needs to be on the video games and the veterans, not on them. Meghan should not even be there. It was Harry’s factor,” one Twitter person claimed.

“So unprofessional. That is concerning the fantastic veterans, not the Meghan and Harry present. … With Netflix, they’ve turned [the event] into all concerning the [money],” a second particular person claimed.  

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One other critic pointed out that it might have been positive if it was a “congratulatory kiss like on the Oscars,” however it appeared “very unprofessional” when achieved at a setting just like the opening ceremony of the Invictus Video games.

“Cringefest. They’re attempting method [too] exhausting to promote us their ‘fairytale’ reasonably than the Invictus Video games. Can we get some tales concerning the rivals reasonably than the upstaging couple?” one other wrote.

In contrast to their critics, nevertheless, Prince Harry and Markle’s followers swooned over the candy gesture, with a quantity calling them “couple goals.” 

“[They are] a couple who sleep in the identical mattress, a couple who really love one another,” one particular person commented.

One other Twitter person wrote, “So many stunning moments, however the kiss made me swoon.”  

“Energy couple! Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan love and respect one another. Even their non-verbal communication says all of it. These two are an unstoppable and large drive to reckon with whether or not ‘they’ prefer it or not. Congratulations, energy couple! This yr’s Invictus recreation rock!!!” one other fan wrote.  

“Individuals who really love one another kiss and maintain arms and hug. Love lives right here,” a fourth supporter opined.  

Throughout his speech Saturday, Prince Harry gave a particular shoutout to his and Markle’s 2-year-old son Archie when speaking concerning the members as position fashions.

“After I discuss to my son, Archie, about what he needs to be when he grows up, some days it’s an astronaut. Different days it’s a pilot. A helicopter pilot clearly. Or Quasi…from ‘Octonauts,'” the prince stated. “However what I remind him is that it doesn’t matter what you need to be whenever you develop up, it’s your character that issues most. And nothing would make his mum and me prouder than to see him have the character of what we see earlier than us: you.”

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The duke and duchess are additionally dad and mom to 10-month-old daughter Lilibet Diana.

The Invictus Video games runs by April 22.

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS – APRIL 16: Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the opening ceremony of the Invictus Video games at Zuiderpark on April 16, 2022 in The Hague, Netherlands. Photograph: Patrick van Katwijk/Getty Photos

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