Prince Harry slammed over behaviour as fans claim 'he missed etiquette classes'

Prince Harry has received backlash for his improper behaviour with Meghan Markle, in particular being criticised for 'missing etiquette classes'.

The Duke of Sussex was spotted wiping his nose on his fingers and then on his shirt during the Royal Salute Polo Challenge. An intimate moment between the royal couple captured on camera shows the Duke seemingly dabbing his face and nose with his fingers before smearing them on his polo top.

The Polo match, hosted by longstanding companion and Argentinian polo player Nachos Figueras, was attended by the pair who were recording an exclusive look at the sport for Netflix.

The video showing Harry's 'nose-wiping' gesture which has now been widely shared across multiple social media platforms, has been slammed by royal fans, reports the Express.

"That nose rubbing/wiping it on your hand is so gross?" one posted in response. Adding to the criticism, another user wrote: "I would almost let the nose wipe go, as it is super high pollen season in Florida. But he wipes his hand on his shirt, his pants, and the guy to his rights shirt. Considering that there are camera crews all around, asking for a tissue wouldn't have hurt, or he could use the large draping tails of the huge bow on Meg's dress."

A third voiced their disapproval by saying: "He missed out on all the etiquette classes in the palace."

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan and Harry were filming for their new series - a Netflix show focussing on polo -Credit:AP

But it's not the only video of Harry which has gone viral as fans have also been sent into a frenzy by Harry's reaction to his polo teammate being kissed on the cheek by Meghan. Harry's team triumphed in front of around 300 spectators, earning them the mini-tournament trophy. In the clip posted online, Meghan gave team captain Malcolm Borwick a peck on each cheek.

The video shows Harry looking taken aback by the action and seeming to confront his teammate. Yet, additional footage reveals the prince laughing with Borwick about the incident, suggesting it was more of a playful moment than anything serious.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Nevertheless, social media users were quick to share their thoughts on the short video. One commented: "That shoulder roll said a lot!" Another tried their hand at lip-reading, claiming they knew what Harry said to Malcolm: "bro really said 'oh common bro not my wife.'"

A third chimed in with a laugh, saying: "Harry said hold on a minute pal," accompanied by several crying with laughter emojis. Meanwhile, a fourth saw the funny side, commenting: "It looks like he jokingly said what's this and Meghan laughed and tapped him."