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Harry and Meghan may break tradition with their kiss. But the plan doesn't scream romance.

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If the royal wedding is the wedding that stops the world, then the first kiss of a royal wedding is surely the kiss that stops the… wedding?

When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry this coming Saturday, sources say they will dodge the very grand first kiss on the balcony of the Palace, which was done by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, and Princes Charles and Diana.

Instead they are set to to share the moment on the steps of the Chapel shortly after exchanging vows.

At… exactly 1.02pm London time.

Because nothing says romance more than a meticulously planned first kisses.

The Sun reports TV cameras have been aligned “perfectly” to capture Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as they appear to the public for the first time as a married couple.

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Source close to the NBC production team have planned their own televised coverage around a kiss expected at 1.02pm, as the two emerge from the chapel.

However, Kensington Palace - ever vague with the details - has not confirmed if this is how the afternoon will pan out.

“This wedding is not like Kate and William’s where they will stand above the crowds on the balcony at the Palace for that natural crowd interactive moment," an NBC source told The Sun.

“For Harry and Meghan coming out of the chapel is a fitting place.

“The public’s excitement for them too could mean they will be encouraged to kiss too, so that is why we are expecting that magical moment.”

The service itself is due to start at 12pm, with 600 guests waiting on at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, for the bride to arrive. A select 200 close friends have been invited to an after party at Frogmore House, in the grounds of Windsor Castle.

The Palace specified, among many other things, that guests do not bring mobile phones, bulky bags or swords into the service, which seemed to be an important reminder for those who love... swords.

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