Why Prince Harry Doesn’t Smile Much Anymore

For the past several months, people have been noticing that Prince Harry hasn’t been smiling as much as he used to and now there are a few different theories out there about why that is.

There’s no doubt Harry has grown up since his partying days and he’s a married man now so we don’t expect to see him playing naked billiards anymore, but royal fans miss always seeing him smiling and looking happy. Here’s why some believe he’s not grinning as much anymore, plus the TV personality who is placing the blame squarely on one person.

Prince Harry
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | CHRIS JACKSON/AFP/Getty Images

Is it due to a royal feud or Meghan Markle?

One theory has been that the feuding and in-fighting between his wife, Meghan Markle, and sister-in-law, Kate Middleton, has really upset the Duke of Sussex and “wiped the smile off his face.” However, more recent reports have claimed there’s no truth to the rumors that anyone is at odds. Well if no one’s feuding then Harry can’t be upset by that.

The other theories that have been thrown around have to do with Harry’s bride. Some say she’s made him downright miserable and that’s why he doesn’t smile much anymore. But given that the couple is always side-by-side, walking hand-in-hand, and about to have a baby together doesn’t look like he’s miserable with her at all.

Others believe that Markle wanted him to change and get more serious. One person who agrees with that theory is British talk show host Piers Morgan.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry | Samir Hussein/Samir Hussein/WireImage

And because he’s so convinced she is the reason Harry’s smiling less, he slammed the duchess and accused her of trying to make the prince abandon who he once was and become who she wants him to be.

“Since meeting his American actress wife Meghan Markle, he seems to have renounced his devilishly playful side,” Morgan wrote in a column for the Daily Mail. “He also appears to be suffering from a severe infection of ‘wokeness’ … This is the dreadful politically correct disease prevalent among young millennials which turns them into preposterously worthy, do-gooding, virtue-signaling, fun-slayers intent on lecturing the rest of us on how to save the world and how we should lead our lives.”

Is it because he’s about to become a father?

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle |

Becoming a parent is a joyful experience, but it can also be nerve-racking. Perhaps another reason Harry looks more serious these days is because he’s expecting his first child very soon and it’s only natural to be a little nervous and anxious before the baby’s arrival.

In fact, Harry has spoken about the concerns he has raising a child in the public eye. The prince also admitted that he has been meditating every day in order to stay as calm and centered as possible before the new royal arrives.

Practicing meditation can help reduce stress, control anxiety, and improve one’s mental health. 

Harry has definitely changed

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex visits a ‘Fit and Fed’
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

One thing is certain, Prince Harry has changed since he’s been with Markle but most of those changes have been positive. For instance, when Markle first moved in with Harry prior to their wedding, she got rid of all the junk food in the house. The retired actress went through the pantry and fridge and tossed away all the processed food.

A source told the Daily Mail that “Meghan has completely changed Harry’s diet.” The prince traded in those high-calorie snacks for green juice and fruit smoothies. She also got him to stop smoking cigarettes and he began working with a trainer and nutritionist.

So yes, Harry has changed but it seems to be for the better. And for everyone who misses his smile don’t worry, we’re sure you’ll see it the minute his son or daughter is born.

Read more: Revealed: Who Is Prince Charles’ Favorite Son, William or Harry?

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