Prince Harry’s Gesture to Meghan Markle Proves They Are Still In Their ‘Honeymoon Phase’

It has been well over a year since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot, yet royal experts believe the Duke of Sussex has not left the honeymoon phase. Harry and Markle just started the first leg of their highly anticipated tour of South Africa, and photos from their first events have been circulating all across the internet. The adorable photos show a happy couple doing what they love, and body language experts say Harry’s behavior on the tour indicates that they are both still in the “honeymoon phase.”

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Prince Harry’s gesture to Markle proves they are still in love

Harry and Markle – along with their baby boy, Archie – flew to Cape Town, South Africa, earlier this week and have already knocked out a couple of royal appearances. This includes a stop by a local school, where Prince Harry could not help but embrace Markle in what might be their cutest moment yet.

According to The Sun, Judi James, an expert in reading body language, has examined photos from the school visit and believes Harry is very much “besotted” by the former Suits star – and we can hardly blame him!

“It’s pretty safe to evaluate, from their loving and affectionate body language, that the couple are still effectively on their honeymoon,” James shared. “If anything, their touches, and romantic, caring rituals, have become stronger – rather than showing any signs of cooling off.”

The photos in question show Prince Harry brushing Meghan Markle’s ponytail with his hand and pulling her in for a close embrace. He also made sure Markle’s hair was in order before a group shot.

James noted that Harry’s gestures show that he cares for Markle and enjoys being affectionate, even when they are in a public setting.

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South Africa • After months of planning, Their Royal Highnesses, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived in South Africa today for their official Royal Tour of Southern Africa – focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. Their first stop was to the incredible Justice Desk Project which works to make women and children safer in Nyanga. It’s an issue of vital importance in South Africa and across the globe, their Royal Highnesses wanted to learn first-hand about the issues people face and the work being done on the ground. One of the workshops Their Royal Highnesses saw was the Mbokodo project which provides self-defense classes and female empowerment workshops to young girls who are overcoming major traumas. This project's powerful motto is "wathint' abafazi wathint' imbokodo" which means "you strike a woman; you strike a rock" • “And just on one personal note, may I just say that while I am here with my husband as a member of The Royal Family, I want you to know that for me I am here with you as a mother, as a wife, as a woman, as a woman of colour and as your sister.” – The Duchess of Sussex • @TheJusticeDesk Project is supported by the @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust and works with community leaders in Nyanga, with the firm belief that if you can change the mindset of a community, you can change the mindset of a country. #SussexRoyalTour #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica • Photo ©️PA images / SussexRoyal – video SussexRoyal

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The two also held hands throughout the event and frequently gave each other loving touches, which only reinforces the idea that they are very much in love. It is also a great indication that the feeling is mutual, as Markle was also engaging in similar displays of affection.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry enjoy their first tour as a family

The trip to South Africa is Harry and Markle’s first as a family of three. The couple has a slew of appearances planned throughout the 10-day tour and will visit a number of different countries along the way.

Two of the big themes of the tour are making connections with smaller communities and empowering women, a subject Markle has championed in recent months.

One of their first stops on the tour was a visit to the township of Nyanga, a part of South Africa that deals with a high level of violence against young girls and women.

Prince Harry gave a rousing speech during their Nyanga visit, telling a crowd of more than 250 people that the cycle of violence against women must stop. He then praised the community for having a strong spirit and urged them to redefine what it means to be masculine.

Markle, of course, also spoke at the event. The former actress made it a point to connect with members of the audience and assured everyone in attendance that she understands the importance of being a mother, a wife, and someone of color.

Harry and Markle’s presence has been well received during the first leg of their trip. This is undoubtedly a welcome change for the couple, who has experienced a rash of negative press recently.

Archie meets Desmond Tutu

Archie Harrison was spotted in an adorable outfit when the couple first landed in Cape Town but has since been kept out of the spotlight.

During their visit to the District Six Museum, Harry offered an update on what Archie has been up to. The Duke of Sussex revealed that Archie was exhausted after the long plane ride and was resting up with a nanny.

Apparently, after a couple of days of rest, Archie was ready for his first public outing. Rocking a $16 outfit from H&M, Harry and Markle gave the world their first real glimpse of their son while introducing him to Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have not commented on the reports surrounding their South Africa photos. The pair is scheduled to remain in the country until the first week of October.