The Real Reason Prince Harry Is a Better Person Since Marrying Meghan Markle

Before Prince Harry met Meghan Markle, he went through a bit of a difficult time. Actually… it was more like a difficult life. The younger son of Prince Charles and Princess Diana took his mom’s death hard and made more than a few questionable decisions for years afterwards. Was his grief to blame? It must have been part of it. But beyond just processing difficult emotions, Prince Harry was also just the “black sheep” of the family.

Prince Harry was in the news all the time for all the wrong reasons. Drunken shenanigans, multiple girlfriends, wild parties, questionable Halloween costumes… there was a while when few people believed the young prince would ever settle down and get married. But then Prince Harry met Meghan Markle and just like that, everything changed.

For better or worse, Prince Harry is different since he got together with Meghan Markle. These are some ways an American actress made a British prince a better person.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Victoria Jones – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Prince Harry is a feminist now

Working royal family members aren’t allowed to express their political beliefs in public. However, there is a bit of gray area, and it appears feminism falls into that category. Meghan Markle is outspoken about women’s rights and equality, and she’s gradually made her husband, Prince Harry, see the value in promoting these issues, too.

He’s looking more put together

Being a royal means automatically dressing better than most average citizens. But ever since marrying his fashion-forward bride, the Duke of Sussex has started dressing better than ever before. In this way, Meghan Markle is an incredibly good influence.

Britain's Prince Harry stands with his fiancée US actress Meghan Markle as she shows off her engagement ring
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement announcement | Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Prince Harry does yoga

There are so many health benefits to incorporating a yoga practice into your workout routine, including better flexibility and mental clarity. Now that Meghan Markle has Prince Harry doing yoga, he’ll be enjoying all those fantastic perks and building muscle tone at the same time. Namaste.

He’s eating healthier

Meghan Markle adheres to a healthy diet and ever since the two started dating and got married, Prince Harry has given up fast food burgers and booze in favor of more vegetables and other healthy choices. Rumor has it that Markle even cooks at home for both of them most nights.

And those cigarettes Prince Harry used to smoke? Those are gone too.

Prince Harry’s hard partying days are over

In a few months, Prince Harry will be home all the time helping to care for a newborn. But it won’t be that big of an adjustment – after all, he’s already given up the club scene and become a bit of a homebody with his wife Meghan Markle. While he used to be a frequent fixture at London hotspots, now he’s perfectly content to just stay home and hang out with his lovely wife.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Chris Jackson-Pool/Getty Images

He’s become very affectionate

Public displays of affection are looked down upon for royal family members. Prince Harry abided by this rule with most of his girlfriends, but he’s been seen breaking it for his wife, Meghan Markle. The two are constantly touching each other.

It’s not just his wife that Prince Harry is showing affection to – he’s also more likely to hug fans just like Meghan does. In general, he’s become more physically affectionate.

He’s happier

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry attend the Women's Empowerment reception
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Chris Jackson – WPA Pool/Getty Images

Whether it’s smiling for the paparazzi (something he almost never would have done before) or greeting adoring fans, it’s clear that Prince Harry has a sunnier outlook that’s hard to deny. He’s so clearly happy and in with his wife. It’s inspiring!