Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stepped out to a Lakers game last night and got caught on the dreaded kiss cam (does anyone like being on the kiss cam? Just wondering). Kiss cams are awkward for any couple—quintuple that when you’re one of the most famous (and, in some circles, reviled) couples in the world.
While Harry attempted to go for it, Meghan gently pushed back (and the look on Harry’s face after is nothing short of incredible). Folks are calling it a swerve. I’m calling it modesty? And now—dun dun dun—out come the lip readers, ready to dissect what the couple said to one another as the camera caught them just trying to leisurely enjoy a basketball game. The Daily Mail cites lip reading expert John Cassidy as claiming Meghan told her husband to “put on account” (not sure what that means exactly) to which Harry responded “yep,” while nodding. Meghan then is said to have added “That’s brilliant. That’s what I’m saying,” according to The Sun. *shrugs*
Lip reader Jeremy Freeman agrees the two could have been giving their verdict on their big night out, The Mirror reports. For his part, Freeman believes at the start of the clip, Meghan tells Harry “It’s brilliant” before Harry says “yeah,” while nodding. Then Meghan follows with “Right, because it’s your favorite there” before the camera cuts away.
No clue what any of this means, but I’m still interested in it. It was the second time we spotted Meghan in a day (worth noting because she is so low key these days), and we’d like to see the trend continue. By the way, Harry and Meghan were far from the only celebrities at the game between the Lakers and the Memphis Grizzlies (which the hometown team won 117-111 in game four of the playoffs): Kim Kardashian, Adam Sandler, and Sean “Diddy” Combs were also in tow.
Also, do yourself a favor and look at the woman to the right side of the photo at the top of this page. You're welcome.
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Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.
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