20 Ways Meghan Markle Has Changed Prince Harry

20 Ways Meghan Markle Has Changed Prince Harry

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Let's be honest here. Prince Harry has always been a bit of a black sheep in the royal family. Not only did the now Duke of Sussex go through a wild -- uh, seriously wild -- period, he also seemed to filter through a laundry list of girlfriends with royally unconventional pasts. Unlike Prince William, who married his college sweetheart -- and the ultimate English Rose -- Kate Middleton, Harry's relationship origins have taken a path the royal family hasn't typically traveled. 

When it was revealed that Harry was dating American actress Meghan Markle, was it slightly surprising? Yes. But being that Harry is, well, Harry, there certainly wasn't anyone dying of shock. And it goes without saying that Suits actress-turned-duchess has had a seriously positive impact on the once lost Harry.  

Ever since Harry and Meghan went public with their relationship, there's been a change in Harry. Is he still fun-loving? Sure. Funny and a little bit cheeky? Of course. But there's an undeniable sense of a maturity and sure-footedness the duke now possesses that wasn't there before -- and no doubt, the Duchess of Sussex is to thank. 

From kicking the partying habit to the curb to becoming a card-carrying feminist, here are 20 ways Meghan has changed Harry. For the better. 

  • Found Feminism

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    Recently in a speech, Harry talked about menstruation -- he even used the word "period!" Standard royal vernacular? Definitely not. 

  • Dapper Dude  

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    Since getting together with ultra-stylish Meghan, Harry has definitely stepped it up in the fashion department. 

  • Royal Yogi 

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    Prince Harry now does yoga, just like his devout-yogi wife. 

  • Clean Eater

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    Burgers and fries? Not for this guy. Apparently, Prince Harry has been eating more "clean" since getting together with Meghan.

  • Bye-Bye Booze

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    Once upon a time, Prince Harry went out and partied and consumed a lot of booze. Now? Not so much. According to The Sun, Harry has "ditched the burgers and booze in favor of a clean-eating lifestyle to support Meghan."

  • No More Cigs

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    Another habit Harry reported has ditched? Smoking. 

  • All About the Brunettes

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    Back in his dating days, Harry was always with a blonde. Who knew he'd end up with a raven-haired beauty like Meghan?

  • Homebody 

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    Currently, Harry is a homebody -- he even proposed at home over "roast chicken." Back in the day, though, you'd be hard-pressed to not see Harry out on the London scene. 

  • Hunter No More 

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    Many people didn't see Harry at the royal family's most recent Boxing Day hunt -- and of course most are attributing this to Meghan. 

  • Bearded Babe

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    Harry always had an on-again, off-again relationship with his beard, but since getting together with Meghan, it seems like it's here to stay. We're into it. 

  • Touchy-Feely 

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    It was rare that we used to see Harry being touchy-feely with people, including his girlfriends. He can't keep his hands off of Meghan, though!

  • Ditch the Bad Influence 

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    According to a report, Meghan had Harry cut out one of his good friends because he was a bad influence. Hmm ... 

  • Decaf Please

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    Another thing Harry's supposed ditched since meeting Meghan? Caffeine. 

  • Early to Bed 

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    Harry used to stay out until all hours, but now that he's with Meghan, the two tend to leave gatherings early. 

  • Confident 

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    Without a doubt, Harry's more confident since getting married. 

  • Health Tracker 

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    While in Australia recently, Harry was spotted with an unusual black ring. Evidently, it's a health tracker. 

  • Hugger

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    Meghan is a hugger when greeting royal crowds. And now it appears Harry is, too!

  • Ultra-Protective -- at Any Cost 

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    Reportedly, Harry isn't as close with Prince William as he once was since marrying Meghan. The reason? William felt they were moving too quickly. 

  • Paparazzi-Friendly

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    Harry used to loathe the paparazzi -- and truth be told, he still may. That said, he's been much more friendly to them since Meghan's entered the scene. 

  • Happier

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    At the end of the day, Harry seems much happier since he's been with Meghan. And what's more important than that?

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