Meghan Markle awkwardly suggests woman not pose next to husband Prince Harry at polo event

Meghan Markle was filmed seemingly refusing to let a woman stand next to Prince Harry for a picture to celebrate his polo team’s recent win.

In footage circulating on social media, the Duchess of Sussex, 42, scoots closer to her husband’s side onstage at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Fla., Friday, as another woman attempted to get beside the duke. They were posing for a photo-op following the Royal Salute Polo Challenge.

Markle stood her ground as the unidentified woman, whom like the “Suits” alum was in a cream-colored dress, did not budge at first. The duchess was heard asking, “Do you want to come over here?”

Markle then smiled while motioning for the woman to stand on left side instead, as someone else in the video again suggested, “Come over here.”

Meghan Markle awkwardly refused to let a woman pose with Prince Harry at polo event Friday. ZUMAPRESS.com
Footage circulating online shows the Duchess of Sussex moving closer to Harry as the woman attempted to move near him. sussexroyal_hm/Instagram
As the woman stood in front of Harry, Markle suggested that she come to her left side. sussexroyal_hm/Instagram
The woman eventually moved and found a spot next to Markle. ZUMAPRESS.com

The woman proceeded to duck under the championship trophy and settled in a spot next to the duchess.

One person commented under video of the incident, “She seems insecure regarding her husband. That’s why she keeps clinging on him and any woman who [stands] beside him is told to stand beside her.”

Another added, “Meghan’s controlling personality on display for the world to see. So lacking in grace and generous spirit. She has included herself in Harry’s team’s win. Mortifying.”

Last year, sources denied that the couple — who wed in 2018 — was having trouble in paradise amid rumblings about their marriage. However, a naysayer later said they would only last a few more years.

The latest uncomfortable situation, though, comes moments after Markle kissed Harry, 39, when presenting him with the trophy and posing with the team for a picture.

The uncomfortable moment came after the actress presented Harry with the championship trophy. AP
Markle planted a kiss on Harry onstage. ZUMAPRESS.com
The Royal Salute Polo Challenge took place at the Grand Champions Polo Club in Wellington, Fla., and supported Harry’s Sentebale organization. REUTERS

The pair appeared in good spirits the entire day, as they were photographed arriving at the charity event together hand-in-hand.

The polo game, which supported Harry’s Sentebale charity, follows an exciting few weeks for the couple.

Page Six confirmed on Thursday that Markle and Harry’s Archewell Productions is working on two new series for Netflix, with whom they inked a lucrative deal in 2020.


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The polo game followed the news that Harry and Markle’s Archewell Productions is launching two new series with Netflix. Thomas Cordy / USA TODAY NETWORK
They signed a deal with the streaming service in 2020. REUTERS
Last month, Markle announced her lifestyle brand, American Riviera Orchard. AP

Markle will be the star of a lifestyle-focused show that will celebrate “the joys of cooking, gardening, entertaining, and friendship.” The second series, meanwhile, promises to document the world of polo.

Plus, in March, Markle announced the launch of her American Riviera Orchard brand, which will offer food such as jams and nut butters, kitchen linens, drinkware, cutlery and cookbooks. She also plans to sell makeup, skin and haircare items and more.

Not much else is currently known about the lifestyle brand, but fans can join the waitlist online.