20 Ways Prince Harry Has Changed Since Meghan Markle Entered the Picture

Bethany Quinn | Jan 8, 2019 Celebrities
20 Ways Prince Harry Has Changed Since Meghan Markle Entered the Picture

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They say marriage can really change a person, but when the person is a British prince, a little change goes a long way. Before Prince Harry wed Meghan Markle in May 2018, he was known as the hard-partying, non-heir to the throne. But now has taken on much more of a serious role as royal, husband, and soon-to-be-dad. He has undergone several changes since he began dating Meghan, and most noticeably his wardrobe has gotten a serious upgrade. Now it is reported that the Duchess of Sussex is encouraging Harry to lead a healthier lifestyle. That means beer and nightclubs have been replaced by water and yoga. Even a prince has to grow up some time.

And we have to say that the  Duke of Sussex seems happier than ever in the middle of all these new changes. But he still remains a bit rebellious, and it is reported that he is extremely protective of Meghan, often taking her side rather than his royal family's. Harry and Meghan even made headlines recently for their desire to separate themselves from the rest of the royals by moving out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore House

Rumors swirled of a possible feud between Meghan and Harry's sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, with reports saying that Harry was firmly on Meghan's side. Whether that is in fact true is yet to be proven, but the movie is still on -- and Harry and Meghan are certainly carving out their own space in the royal world. From their nontraditional wedding to public displays of affection, Harry still can't help but break the royal rules, except this time it's all in the name of love. Check out these 20 ways Prince Harry has changed since getting together with Meghan Markle.

  • Supporting the Arts

    1

    Prince Harry has always supported various charities and causes through out the years, but since getting together with Meghan, it seems that he is more focused on supporting the arts than ever before.

  • Family Has Taken a Back Seat

    2

    It has been reported that Harry is protective of Meghan often siding with her over his own royal family. They recently made headlines when they decided to move out of Kensington Palace into Frogmore House, away from his relatives.

  • He Gave Up Booze

    3

    In show of solidarity with his pregnant wife, it is reported that Harry has given up alcohol.

  • He Quit Smoking

    4

    Along with his other vices, Meghan has persuaded Harry to give up smoking. After all, they can't have that around their new baby!

  • Kicking Coffee to the Curb

    5

    In addition to forgoing alcohol, it is rumored that Meghan has also encouraged Harry to give up caffeine as well. That means no more coffee or tea. No more tea for a Brit? That's true love right there.

  • Vegan in the Making?

    6

    In addition to ditching alcohol and caffeine, Harry has also been inspired to stop eating meat as well. Meghan lives a healthy lifestyle and it looks as if Harry has been inspired by his new wife.

  • Rebel of the Past

    7

    Once the wild child of the royal family, Harry has since changed his ways and traded in partying for more worthy endeavors. Harry and Meghan are often seen out at events, but they are always in support of a charity or noble cause.

  • Ready to Be a Dad

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    In recent years, Harry has expressed his desire to start a family of his own. His wish was granted earlier this year when the palace announced that he and Meghan were expecting. He told Mail on Sunday of his future family, "I am determined to have a relatively normal life and if I am lucky enough to have children they can have one, too. We don’t want to be just a bunch of celebrities but instead use our role for good."

  • He's More Relaxed

    9

    Harry once described his childhood as chaotic. He seems to have left that behind in favor of a peaceful life with his new wife. Vanity Fair even reported that Harry's friends have noticed that the royal is “more chilled and relaxed,” and say that Meghan is the cause. “All she did was show him there’s another way to live and he’s become a huge fan." 

  • More Calm

    10

    Megan also has introduced yoga into Harry's life, which could also explain his new calm persona.  “He eats well, doesn’t poison his body, exercises, does a bit of yoga and is a lot happier," a source told Vanity Fair.

  • Such a Charitable Guy

    11

    One of the factors that was so strong in Harry and Meghan coming together as a couple, was their love of philanthropy and giving back. When interviewed shortly after getting engaged, Meghan said of giving up acting to focus on charitable work, “I don’t see it as giving anything up. I see it as a change. It’s a new chapter." Then told Harry, "Now it’s time to work as a team with you."

  • More Polished

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    While Harry was no slouch before coupling up with Meghan, we can't help but notice that his style has been somewhat elevated since they've become a pair. From sharper suits, to well-fitting slacks and shorts, marriage certainly looks good on the prince.

  • Packing on the PDA

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    Royal commentator Lady Colin Campbell said recently that, "Harry is completely beguiled by Meghan and completely enthralled to her." And it looks like he's not afraid to show it. The two love to show sweet gestures of affection toward one another and we are here for it!

  • Out With Tradition

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    Unlike his dad or brother, Prince Harry wears a wedding ring. British Royals tend to not sport the ring after they wed, but because Meghan is American, we're guessing she had a (big) say in the matter.

  • Not Acting Royal

    15

    Harry and Meghan flew economy on a flight to the French Riviera in 2018. While Daily Star reported they did board before the other passengers, it also reported their economy seats were next to the bathroom. Royals, they're just like us!

  • Time for Fans

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    Royals are not supposed to stop and take pictures with commoners, but since Meghan was not royalty before marrying Harry, we're guessing she inspires him to take more time for fans and admirers at events. Recently, they stopped for a selfie with a girl who resembled Meghan, during their time in Sydney, Australia. 

  • Free-Spirited

    17

    Harry may be known for having a bit of a rebellious streak and seems to be continuing that with his new partner in crime. While it's nothing too scandalous, the two kicked off their shoes and sat on the sand at Bondi Beach during their recent visit to Australia. Being so casual in public is uncommon for royals, but leave it to Harry and Meghan to shake things up.

  • Unconventional Wedding

    18

    From the amazing choir, to their first kiss, to the actual date of the wedding, Harry and Meghan, broke with royal wedding traditions in a big way. 

  • Supporting Meghan in Every Way

    19

    It has been reported that Meghan wants to have a home birth, which is different from how the royals have given birth in the past. Kate Middleton and Princess Diana both gave birth in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London. But supposedly Harry fully supports his wife in this decision.

  • Hands-On Dad

    20

    It is reported that Meghan is already encouraging Harry to be quite the proactive and involved dad. Because their children won't be direct heirs to the throne, the family will be less in the spotlight and can lead a more normal life. Harry has said this is important to him.

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