By Isabel Jones
Updated Oct 29, 2018 @ 10:45 am

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are without a doubt the coupliest couple in the royal family. And OK, the British monarchy isn’t big on PDA, so that’s not really saying a lot, but when a cursory glance at your S.O. is considered “flirty,” holding hands in public is basically equivalent to grinding at a middle school dance. And what Harry may have done the other day on their tour would probably be considered R-rated in royal terms …

The Duke And Duchess Of Sussex Visit New Zealand - Day 1
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Allow us to set the scene: Harry and Meghan board their plane departing Sydney all JFK and Jackie-esque — they’re holding hands as they walk the never-ending yellow-step road to their gate when Harry breaks free from his wife’s hold to move his hand to her lower back, balancing the expectant mother to be. Suddenly, his hand has fallen, and while photo magic leaves its exact location unclear, it appears that the Duke of Sussex is patting his Duchess’s bottom.

Meghan Markle Prince Harry Butt
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*Clutches pearls.*

Is Harry really touching Meghan’s butt, or is it an optical illusion? Honestly, probably the latter. Though Harry is the resident royal troublemaker, we’d like to think that more than three decades in the spotlight would probably help him to know better than to grab his wife's butt in public.

But(t) then again, who really knows ...