Prince Harry is a “better man” because of Meghan Markle and her “charisma”

It's been claimed that Meghan Markle has changed Prince Harry for the better

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex attend the Commonwealth Day Service 2020 at Westminster Abbey on March 09, 2020 in London, England
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Prince Harry is a “better man” because of his relationship with wife Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, according to a royal author. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are thought to have first met each other back in 2016. Their relationship quickly went from strength to strength and the couple announced their engagement the next year. They went on to marry in a beautiful ceremony at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in May 2018, delighting royal fans across the world. 

After deciding to step down as senior members of the Royal Family last year, they have been surrounded by rumors regarding their relationship and new life in America. However, a royal author has claimed that Meghan Markle has actually changed Prince Harry for the better. 

How has Meghan Markle changed Prince Harry?

As reported by Daily Star, Sean Smith, author of Meghan Misunderstood spoke to the publication about how whilst Prince Harry’s time in the British Army was hugely significant, his “partnership with Meghan” went even further. 

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Mr. Smith reportedly said: "Prince Harry is the man who served in two tours of duty in Afghanistan and it really was the making of him.”

"His service career turned the boy into a man and his partnership with Meghan Markle has turned him into a better man."

The Duke of Sussex served in the British Army for ten years, rising to the rank of Captain and continues to work in support of his fellow servicemen and servicewomen to this day.

What does Meghan Markle bring to the Royal Family?

But whilst Duchess Meghan plays a hugely significant role in her husband Prince Harry’s life, she might just have brought something to the wider Royal Family too. 

Speaking of exactly what Meghan, Duchess of Sussex has added to the Royal Family, Mr. Smith went on to claim: "Historians would have you believe the Royal Family are boring at times, but Meghan Markle is not a dull person, she has a great deal of charisma that is now sadly missing in the Royal Family.”

"This is a woman of substance and that is not how she has been represented,” Mr. Smith continued. “And hopefully there is still time for people to realize that.”

"I don't want to knock members of the Royal Family, Prince William, Kate, and other members too, but Meghan has a different life experience than them,” he added. 

"Meghan brought something that I think, is now missing."

It is understood that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan are intending to return to the UK this year, travel restrictions permitting, and will reunite publicly with the Royal Family for the first time since their last royal engagement in 2020.

We can’t wait to see the Royal Family together once more.

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!