Here’s the Real Reason Prince Harry Quit Smoking

Prince Harry has been known to enjoy a cigarette. But recently, he decided to quit his bad habit, and it wasn’t for the reason you might think (page 4). He wed Suits actress Meghan Markle in May, and he’s made a few changes to his habits since the two got engaged. Read on to find out why.

Harry has gotten his behavior together in recent years

Harry’s Nazi costume caused an international scandal in 2005. | Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

When Prince Harry was younger, he had a tendency to act a little bit outside of royal character. The prince often partied and sometimes got caught up in scandals. For instance, he went to a Halloween party dressed as a Nazi in 2005 and was photographed naked in Las Vegas in 2012. Harry also had his share of romances throughout the years. But when he met Meghan, his wild days ended.

Next: Harry and Meghan got married, which affected Harry’s smoking habit. 

Harry and Meghan tied the knot in May

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle engagement photo

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle got engaged in 2017. | Kensington Royal via Instagram

In fall 2016, news reports surfaced that Harry was officially off the market. He and Meghan were a serious item, and Harry proposed in 2017. The two wed in May 2018 on the grounds of Windsor Castle in England.

But Meghan had something besides the wedding on her mind: It was time to whip Harry into shape.

Next: Meghan got Harry to change a few health habits. 

Meghan got Harry to quit smoking

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Attend The 'Endeavour Fund Awards' Ceremony

Meghan Markle did what Prince Charles couldn’t do: She got Harry to quit smoking. | Ben Stansall-WPA Pool/Getty Images

It’s no secret that Harry had a smoking problem. The young prince was known to enjoy a cigarette, and he’d been photographed several times doing so. Prince Charles has always hated smoking but could never get Harry to quit. But as it turns out, another person could. When he proposed to Meghan, things changed. The actress persuaded her new fiance to end his smoking habit.

Next: Here’s the real reason Harry quit smoking. 

Harry quit smoking because it affects reproduction

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Visit Edinburgh

The couple wants to start a family. | Andrew Milligan-WPA Pool/Getty Images

A source close to the royal couple said the real reason Harry quit smoking is so he and Meghan can have kids as soon as possible. “It’s no secret among friends that they want to start a family immediately,” the source told the New York Daily News. Supposedly, Meghan persuaded him to quit when she told him that a smoking habit can affect sperm production. Because the couple is interested in starting a family soon, Harry knew he needed to cut the cigarettes.

Next: Harry also cut back on this. 

Harry also cut down on drinking

Prince Harry interviews former US President Barack Obama as

He’s been sticking to water lately. | The Obama Foundation/Getty Images

Along with ditching the cigarettes, Harry also cut back on his alcohol intake, the New York Daily News reported. He wants to be as healthy as possible for their new life together. Meghan will be 36 when the couple gets married, and they supposedly want to have three kids like William and Kate. Royals tend to be on the younger side when they have children, so Harry is likely doing everything he can to make sure he’s father-ready for after the wedding.

Next: He also lost weight. 

He’s supposedly lost 10 pounds

Prince Harry arrives to Charlestown Dock on the Island of Nevis

He’s getting back into shape. | Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Although Harry was not overweight, he did spend a while in the military, so he knows what it’s like to be in the best possible shape. Rumor has it Meghan also got the prince to drop a few pounds. Reports say he’s been working with a well-known nutritionist. He also works out at KX Gym, a very exclusive gym with memberships that can soar as high as $1,000 per month. He’s reportedly there nearly every morning.

Next: Here’s why Meghan wanted to get her fiance in shape. 

Meghan is a wellness enthusiast

Meghan Markle

She has a strict diet and workout regimen. | Silentyogacz via Instagram

When Harry and Meghan first started dating, Meghan was frequently photographed leaving a yoga studio in Toronto (where Suits is filmed). Sources have said Meghan pays close attention to what she eats and likes cooking meals to share with Harry. Supposedly, Meghan also tries to stick to a gluten-free and vegan diet during the week. So it’s no surprise she’s been able to persuade Harry to change his bad habits.

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