Prince Harry Doubles as Meghan Markle’s On-Tour Hairstylist & Fixes Her Ponytail on Camera

Prince Harry is a hands-on husband. He’s been known to act as Meghan Markle’s stand-in stylist, he posted his own candid birthday note to his 38-year-old wife on her special day and he even carries baby Archie’s car seat when he and Markle head out to their local pub. Now, in honor of the couple’s royal tour of South Africa, the 35-year-old Duke of Sussex is at it again.

It all started during a visit to the Justice Desk initiative, a charity that teaches children about their rights and offers classes on self-defense and female empowerment, in the Nyanga township in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The Duchess of Sussex (alongside her husband) gave a meaningful speech with a touching personal note and met with employees of the foundation as well as children.

Then, as is the case with many royal engagements, the couple posed alongside event attendees for a photo opportunity. Before photographers snapped their pics, however, Prince Harry made sure that Markle’s hair was in tip-top shape.

As you see in the video above, Prince Harry notices that his wife’s ponytail is resting on her shoulder. So, before they settle into their poses, he expertly smoothes it behind her back and places his hand on her shoulder.

Noticing her hubby’s sweet gesture, Markle giddily turns around and thanks him before facing the camera with a big smile.

We wish we had our own personal hairstylist who traveled with us (who also happened to be a handsome prince). 


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