International Kissing Day 2019 is this Saturday! Famous kisses in history including Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's wedding day

GRAB your crush and prepare to pucker up because International Kissing Day is HERE.

To prepare for the occasion, we look back at some of the most iconic kisses of all time, from the big screen to real moments captured on camera…

When is the UK's National Kissing Day?

The UK's very own national kissing day takes place on July 6.

It has been running as a British special addition to the kissing calendar for 14 years running.

The National Kissing Day organisers look into the nation's kissing habits to find out the best techniques and worst mistakes us Brits have been making over the years.

When is International Kissing Day?

This year, the worldwide smooching day will take place on Saturday July 6.

It was established in 2006 to celebrate lovers, and is now an annual event.

Many people take advantage of the day to pucker up to their significant other.

What kisses have become famous around the world?

V-J Day in Times Square, 1945 by Alfred Eisenstaedt

The picture of a sailor passionately kissing a nurse in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II became an iconic image in US history.

The iconic image has since been re-enacted by couples thousands of times in Times Square.

Attempts to solve the mystery around the true identities of the couple also included Life Magazine issuing a plea for the couple involved in the photograph to come forward in 1980, receiving multiple claims.

After years of dispute, the couple in the 1945 image who won the nation’s heart was revealed to be George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer Friedman.

Rose DeWitt Bukater and Jack Dawson in Titanic

Jack and Rose’s passionate snog on the front deck of the Titanic was recently voted the best movie kiss of all-time.

The romantic moment between Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio’s characters takes place seconds after Rose utters the famous line, “I’m flying”.

The multi-Oscar winning film fought off stiff competition from The Lady and the Tramp’s meatball scene, and the smooch between Sam and Molly in Ghost.

Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding day balcony kiss

The royal wedding was broadcast to an estimate two billion people in more than 180 countries around the world via reports, photos and TV pictures in 2011.

One of the most heart-warming snaps was of the newlyweds sharing a tender kiss on the balcony, and was cheered on by a 500,000-strong crowds.

What was better is they did it again after the groom told his bride: “One more kiss? Go on, come here!"

The second, two minutes later, was longer, deeper and more tender and went on for 1.25 seconds.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

It was all sealed with a kiss.
The newly-married couple stood in front of Windsor's St George's chapel having just got married and sealed the union with a tender kiss in front of the crowds.

One lip reader says Ms Markle discreetly asked her new husband: "Do we kiss?"

To which the prince quietly replied: "Yeah".

And the crowds went wild for their lip-locking…

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt

One of the most famous kissing paintings is The Kiss (Lovers) by the Austrian painter Gustav Klimt.

The square-shaped canvas featured a couple embracing; their bodied entwined and covered in elaborate robes.

The romantic piece was created in 1907-1908 and now inspires modern day lovers in the Österreichische Galerie Belvedere museum in Vienna, Austria.

Allie Hamilton and Noah Calhoun in The Notebook

Nothing beats a kiss in the rain, as actors Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling proved in The Notebook.

The passionate embrace comes at the point in the movie when Rachel's character Allie is due to the married, but she meets up with her first love, Noah played by Ryan, before the wedding.

Tensions are running high as the encounter stirs up old feelings, culminating in the rain-soaked kiss.

Lovers And Rioters, Vancouver 2011 by Rich Lam

It was a kiss that caught the world's attention, thanks to the tenderness of the moment with chaos raging around them.

Scott Jones, from Perth, and his Canadian girlfriend Alexandra Thomas were famously pictured kissing during the Vancouver riots in 2011.

The drama occurred when thousands of ice hockey fans took to the streets after the city's team lost the season-ending Stanley Cup Final.

As the mania swirled around the town, Alexandra was knocked to the ground by riot police before  Scott came to her rescue giving her a kiss that won the heart of thousands.

Britney Spears and Madonna kiss onstage during the 2003 MTV Video Music Award

The VMAs are never short of a few dramatic moments, and one of the massive talkers from the 2003 show was the kiss between pop queens Britney Spears and Madonna.

Not only this, but Madonna also landed a smacker on Christina Aguilera too, who was singing with the pair.

The steamy encounter would be later teased in the video for their collab "Me Against The Music."

Mary Jane and Peter Parker in Spiderman

What is better than a passionate smooch than one that is done upside down?

Spiderman’s upside down kiss with friend and love interest Mary Jane has become one of the most iconic kisses of all time, and was recently named the seventh best movie kiss.

The fact the embrace takes place in the rain makes it all the more romantic.

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