Meghan Markle congratulates her husband Prince Harry with a kiss in Santa Barbara

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Meghan Markle had a My Fair Lady moment as she joined Prince Harry at a polo tournament yesterday. 

The Duchess of Sussex, 40, stepped out in a black wide brim hat, black and white polka dot blouse and £670 high-rise pleated shorts, as she cheered on her husband at the Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club. 

Harry, 37, recently joined polo team Los Padres, having played the sport for most of his life alongside his brother William, 39. The club is run by his old friend Nacho Figueres, 45, an Argentine sports star dubbed the ‘David Beckham of polo’.

The team, who have competed in a string of events in recent weeks, took home the Lisle Nixon Memorial trophy. 

Meghan, who was wearing red lipstick, was on hand to present the prize and pecked all the team members on the cheek – before planting a kiss on her husband’s mouth. Realising some of her lipstick had rubbed off, she quickly took her finger and gave Harry’s lips a wipe in an intimate moment watched by a crowd of spectators. 

The affectionate display was a world away from the tense and distant peck Charles and Diana shared following his polo victory in 1985, just four years after their wedding.

The event, which was open to the public, was watched by celebrities including Rebel Wilson and Meghan’s actress BFF Abigail Spencer.  

Meghan Markle channelled Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady as she presented Prince Harry with a cup at a polo tournament yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex gave her husband a kiss on the cheek after they won the Lisle Nixon Memorial Cup at the event

The Duchess of Sussex gave her husband a kiss on the cheek after they won the Lisle Nixon Memorial Cup at the event

The Duchess of Sussex gave her husband a kiss on the cheek after they won the Lisle Nixon Memorial Cup at the event

Meghan had to wipe her lipstick from her husband's mouth after going in for a kiss on stage in front of spectators

Meghan had to wipe her lipstick from her husband's mouth after going in for a kiss on stage in front of spectators

Meghan had to wipe her lipstick from her husband’s mouth after going in for a kiss on stage in front of spectators

Still a spot more! The Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing red lipstick, had to give Prince Harry's face a wipe after the kiss

Still a spot more! The Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing red lipstick, had to give Prince Harry's face a wipe after the kiss

Still a spot more! The Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing red lipstick, had to give Prince Harry’s face a wipe after the kiss

Realising some of her lipstick had rubbed off, she quickly took her finger and gave Harry's lips a wipe in an intimate moment watched by a crowd of spectators

Realising some of her lipstick had rubbed off, she quickly took her finger and gave Harry's lips a wipe in an intimate moment watched by a crowd of spectators

Realising some of her lipstick had rubbed off, she quickly took her finger and gave Harry’s lips a wipe in an intimate moment watched by a crowd of spectators

The affectionate display was a world away from the tense and distant peck Charles and Diana shared following his polo victory in 1985, just four years after their wedding

The affectionate display was a world away from the tense and distant peck Charles and Diana shared following his polo victory in 1985, just four years after their wedding

The affectionate display was a world away from the tense and distant peck Charles and Diana shared following his polo victory in 1985, just four years after their wedding

The prince recently joined polo team Los Padres, having played the sport for most of his life after learning in the UK with his brother William. The club is run by his friend Nacho, who said he was 'excited' for the duke to join the ranks

The prince recently joined polo team Los Padres, having played the sport for most of his life after learning in the UK with his brother William. The club is run by his friend Nacho, who said he was 'excited' for the duke to join the ranks

The prince recently joined polo team Los Padres, having played the sport for most of his life after learning in the UK with his brother William. The club is run by his friend Nacho, who said he was ‘excited’ for the duke to join the ranks

The Duchess of Sussex placed a hand on her husband's chest as she presented him with his prize following his team's win

The Duchess of Sussex placed a hand on her husband's chest as she presented him with his prize following his team's win

The Duchess of Sussex placed a hand on her husband’s chest as she presented him with his prize following his team’s win

The Duchess of Sussex stepped out in a polka dot blouse, black wide brim hat and wide-leg shorts for the star-studded event in Santa Barbara yesterday.

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a retro look, styling her hair in large bouncy curls, as she joined Prince Harry at the polo

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a retro look, styling her hair in large bouncy curls, as she joined Prince Harry at the polo

Meghan yesterday

Meghan yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex opted for a retro look, styling her hair in large bouncy curls, as she joined Prince Harry at the polo

It comes as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare to jet off to London for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee weekend next week. 

They will be joined by their children Archie, three, who was born in the UK, and Lilibet, 11 months, who has never met the British side of her family. 

Harry and Meghan have taken their children to other polo events this season but left them at home yesterday.

The Duke of Sussex was in his element playing alongside Figueres, who he has known for a number of years. Figueres has spoken out in support of Harry and Meghan and is part of the royal’s inner circle. 

The polo player was a guest at the Sussexes’ May 2018 wedding and also serves as an ambassador for Sentebale, an organization founded by the Duke, which is dedicated to helping children and young people who or whose family’s suffer with HIV and AIDs in Lesotho, South Africa. 

Last month, after the pair played in a tournament together at the Santa Barbara club, Nacho paid tribute to their long-lasting friendship on Instagram, writing: ‘Thrilled to be riding alongside my friend, Prince Harry, and the rest of the Los Padres team at the Santa Barbara Polo Club’s Harry East Memorial Tournament.

‘We’ve ridden together many times over the years and now that we’re both parents, it’s extra special to be able to spend this time together.

‘The name Los Padres was inspired by the proximity of the field to the Los Padres National Forest and also by our connection as fathers.’ 

The Duchess of Sussex braved the grass in stiletto heels as she made her way to the stage to present Harry with the trophy

The Duchess of Sussex braved the grass in stiletto heels as she made her way to the stage to present Harry with the trophy

The Duchess of Sussex braved the grass in stiletto heels as she made her way to the stage to present Harry with the trophy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked taken with one excited toddler who joined her father at the star-studded event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked taken with one excited toddler who joined her father at the star-studded event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex looked taken with one excited toddler who joined her father at the star-studded event

The event, which was open to the public, was completely sold out. Crowds cheered as Meghan stood on stage to present

The event, which was open to the public, was completely sold out. Crowds cheered as Meghan stood on stage to present

The event, which was open to the public, was completely sold out. Crowds cheered as Meghan stood on stage to present

Meghan opted for a monochrome look inspired by My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolitle as she joined Prince Harry at the polo club

Meghan opted for a monochrome look inspired by My Fair Lady's Eliza Doolitle as she joined Prince Harry at the polo club

Meghan opted for a monochrome look inspired by My Fair Lady’s Eliza Doolitle as she joined Prince Harry at the polo club

The Duchess of Sussex smiled as the polo team lifted the heavy trophy over her head during the presentation ceremony

The Duchess of Sussex smiled as the polo team lifted the heavy trophy over her head during the presentation ceremony

The Duchess of Sussex smiled as the polo team lifted the heavy trophy over her head during the presentation ceremony

The Duchess of Sussex beamed as she stepped up on stage alongside Prince Harry and members of his Los Padres team

The Duchess of Sussex beamed as she stepped up on stage alongside Prince Harry and members of his Los Padres team

The Duchess of Sussex beamed as she stepped up on stage alongside Prince Harry and members of his Los Padres team 

Prince Harry was joined by his wife Meghan as his team were presented with the trophy at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club

Prince Harry was joined by his wife Meghan as his team were presented with the trophy at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club

Prince Harry was joined by his wife Meghan as his team were presented with the trophy at the Santa Barbara Polo & Raquet Club

The Duchess appeared in excellent spirits and giggled as she presented Harry and his team with the trophy after their win

The Duchess appeared in excellent spirits and giggled as she presented Harry and his team with the trophy after their win

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the polo on Sunday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at the polo on Sunday

The Duchess appeared in excellent spirits and giggled as she presented Harry and his team with the trophy after their win

The Duchess of Sussex flashed her engagement ring as she placed a hand on Prince Harry's chest at the polo yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex flashed her engagement ring as she placed a hand on Prince Harry's chest at the polo yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex flashed her engagement ring as she placed a hand on Prince Harry’s chest at the polo yesterday

And he showed he still has a keen interest since moving to the US, playing with professional polo player and face of Ralph Lauren Figueras at the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club for the annual Harry East Memorial Tournament.

The club is not far from Montecito, where Harry and wife Meghan live with their two children, Archie, who turns three on Friday, and Lilibet, ten months.

Figueras was among the guests at Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May 2018.

He is an ambassador of Sentebale – an organisation founded by the Prince – which is dedicated to helping children and young people who or whose family’s suffer with HIV and AIDs in Lesotho, South Africa.

Harry recently attended the Invictus Games at The Hague in the Netherlands with Meghan.

The Duchess of Sussex squeezed in between Harry and his teammates to present the awards in sunny California yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex squeezed in between Harry and his teammates to present the awards in sunny California yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex squeezed in between Harry and his teammates to present the awards in sunny California yesterday

The Duchess of Sussex waited for other team members to leave the stage before walking away hand-in-hand with Harry

The Duchess of Sussex waited for other team members to leave the stage before walking away hand-in-hand with Harry

The Duchess of Sussex waited for other team members to leave the stage before walking away hand-in-hand with Harry

Harry and Meghan, who will soon jet off to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, held hands as they walked off

Harry and Meghan, who will soon jet off to the UK for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, held hands as they walked off

Harry and Meghan, who will soon jet off to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, held hands as they walked off

Meghan made a style statement - and protected her face from the sun - in a black wide-brimmed hat for the polo event

Meghan made a style statement - and protected her face from the sun - in a black wide-brimmed hat for the polo event

Meghan made a style statement – and protected her face from the sun – in a black wide-brimmed hat for the polo event

The couple appeared in excellent spirits as they held hands and made their way off the stage at the Santa Barbara event

The couple appeared in excellent spirits as they held hands and made their way off the stage at the Santa Barbara event

The couple appeared in excellent spirits as they held hands and made their way off the stage at the Santa Barbara event

The couple, who share children Archie and Lilibet, cooed over a toddler who had joined her mother at the polo

The couple, who share children Archie and Lilibet, cooed over a toddler who had joined her mother at the polo

The couple, who share children Archie and Lilibet, cooed over a toddler who had joined her mother at the polo

Prince Harry's BFF Nacho Figueras, left, was by the Duke's side as they spoke to guests and officials after the event

Prince Harry's BFF Nacho Figueras, left, was by the Duke's side as they spoke to guests and officials after the event

Prince Harry’s BFF Nacho Figueras, left, was by the Duke’s side as they spoke to guests and officials after the event

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent time glad-handing guests after the royal's victory on the polo pitch on Sunday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent time glad-handing guests after the royal's victory on the polo pitch on Sunday

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent time glad-handing guests after the royal’s victory on the polo pitch on Sunday

After leaving the stage, the Duchess of Sussex whipped off her designer sunglasses to mingle with some of the guests

After leaving the stage, the Duchess of Sussex whipped off her designer sunglasses to mingle with some of the guests

After leaving the stage, the Duchess of Sussex whipped off her designer sunglasses to mingle with some of the guests

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