Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles were affectionate towards each other during their pictorial for Vanity Fair. Pictured: Prince Charles, Bowles view Dutch items from the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace on October 23, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. Getty Images/Chris J Ratcliffe-WPA Pool

Camilla Parker Bowles just channeled Meghan Markle with her public displays of affection with Prince Charles during their pictorial for Vanity Fair.

In one of the photos taken of the Duke and Duchess of York, Bowles is seen touching Prince Charles’ thighs. Katie Harris, a journalist for Express, noted that Bowles and Prince Charles’ sweet gesture was quite similar to Prince Harry and Markle’s PDA.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex always hold hands in public, and Markle has been described as lovey-dovey towards her husband. But Bowles and Prince Charles’ PDA is quite special because they rarely touch each other’s hand or thighs in public.

Alexi Lubomirski, a New York-based photographer, opened up about what it was like taking photos of Prince Charles and his husband for Vanity Fair. The cover is to commemorate Prince Charles’ 70th birthday on Nov. 14.

“As soon as they looked at each other, there was a sparkle in their eyes – that’s when the magic happened. You feel like they are a young couple in love,” he said (via Daily Mail).

The photographer’s comments were also echoed by the other people that were interviewed for the magazine’s special. One royal correspondent said, “He’s much more relaxed now. They are always laughing and chatting, they have great affection and humor between them.”

Bowles’ nephew, Ben Elliot, the co-founder of Quintessentially Group, said that Bowles and Prince Charles are great on their own.

“But two and two make five in a big way here. You can see it when they are together. They enjoy each other’s company so much. You can see it best when they are dancing together – such genuine, deep-down affection and love. They both get the giggles – she first, then he tries to hold it together,” Elliot said.

Bowles and Prince Charles’ pictorial took place in their royal London residence, Clarence House, specifically at the morning room and the garden. Prince Charles and Bowles tied the knot in a civil ceremony in 2005, and they look perfectly at ease in their newest portraits.