KEY POINTS

  • Kate Middleton gave Prince William a congratulatory kiss on the cheek after his polo team won the fundraising polo tournament
  • They were photographed with their arms wrapped around each other's backs as they left the field
  • The tournament raised over $1 million for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's various charities

Kate Middleton and Prince William showed a rare public display of affection Wednesday at a charity polo match in Windsor, England.

In photos obtained by People, Middleton gave her husband a congratulatory kiss on the cheek after his team won the fundraising polo tournament, which raised over $1 million for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's various charities.

The royal couple also exchanged a hug and had their arms wrapped around each other's backs as they left the field following the match.

Middleton, 40, looked elegant in an ivory Emilia Wickstead dress with black lining, while Prince William, also 40, wore a white and navy polo uniform. Before the game, he arrived in a pair of white jeans and a blue dress shirt, according to Page Six.

They also brought their dog Orla along for the sporting event, which took place near Queen Elizabeth's home of Windsor Castle.

Royal etiquette expert Myka Meier, founder and director of Beaumont Etiquette, previously told People that there is no rule prohibiting members of the royal family from showing PDA.

"Senior members of the royal family would likely not be told how to interact or when they can or can not show PDA and would be trusted to use their better judgment as to when it's appropriate," Meier explained. "The royals often adjust PDA to mirror the formality of the event they are attending. At a somber or more formal event, we are less likely to see PDA than at a casual event where it would be deemed more fitting."

In 2019, body language expert Judi James noted that there seemed to be "a slow but steady increase in the PDA rate between Kate and William over the past year or so." At the time, James suggested that Prince William became more tactile to show his wife that he appreciated her support.

A day before the charity polo match, Duchess Kate and Prince William made an appearance at Wimbledon.

The Cambridges arrived at the quarterfinals of the tennis championships in London Tuesday and sat in the Royal Box with others, including the chairman of the All England Club, Ian Hewitt and the duchess' parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

When Duchess Kate saw her mom and dad, who were not seated next to their daughter, she blew them a kiss and waved at them in a sweet moment that was captured on camera.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND - JUNE 23: Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge smile during a visit to housing charity Jimmy's in Cambridge, England, Thursday, June 23, 2022. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited Jimmy's to hear about the crucial support they offer to individuals experiencing homelessness. Frank Augstein - WPA Pool/Getty Images
MEET IBT NEWS FROM BELOW CHANNELS

© Copyright IBTimes 2022. All rights reserved.