Adorable moment Prince Harry fixes wife Meghan Markle's hair on royal tour

Gillian Wolski
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex may have hit the ground running on their royal tour of South Africa, but the new parents are clearly still making time for some low-key PDA.

Amidst their busy day one schedule which involved three engagements in Cape Town, Prince Harry was caught sharing a tender moment with his wife, Meghan Markle.

‘Hands-on’ Harry

A doting Harry was seen gently sweeping back Meghan’s ponytail after it slipped forward over her shoulder, leading one fan on social media to call him a “hands-on husband”.

At first, the new mum was visibly surprised - as most of us are when someone unexpectedly touches our hair - and quickly looks back over her shoulder.

Upon recognising her hubby, Meghan outwardly relaxes and continues chatting with the local schoolchildren surrounding her.

The couple spent the morning in the Nyanga township, where they hugged locals, danced and Meghan spoke about her mixed-race heritage, referring to herself as “a woman of colour” and “your sister”.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on day one of their South Africa tour. Photo: Getty

Love for Harry and Meghan

Needless to say, there’s a lot of love for the couples’ cute moment online.

“They are actually adorable together,” wrote one fan on Instagram of the cute pair.

“Swoon!!!” gushed another, while one called them, “Lovebirds.”

“Aww the love,” said one.

“Harry you are such an adorable person,” complimented one, while another remarked, “Hair touching is very intimate.”

“Harry is such a hands-on husband. Gotta love him,” said one.

“Awwww Prince Harry made sure the Duchess was picture ready. I love this,” wrote another.

It’s not the first time Harry has swooped in to ensure that his wife didn’t have a hair out of place. The chivalrous prince was caught on camera smoothing his lady love’s wayward strands at the launch of Meghan’s charity cookbook, Together, late last year.

Meghan changed into this dress (the same she wore on her last royal tour) later in the day. Photo: Getty

Meghan’s royal tour wardrobe

The Duchess’s royal tour wardrobe is already a hit, with the 38-year-old touching down wearing a bright blue Veronica Beard Cary belted shirt dress.

If it looks familiar, you’re right - Meghan wore the very same dress on the couple's first royal tour in Tonga last year.

At her first engagement in Cape Town earlier that day, the ex-actor sported another wrap dress, this time from a sustainable and ethical African label.

The $127 black and white frock by Mayamiko is made using traditional African techniques and locally-printed fabrics, and is, of course, now sold out.

Meghan paired the same $136 black canvas wedge espadrilles by Castañer with both outfits.

Meghan and Harry’s South Africa itinerary

Royal watchers will be out in full force on Thursday when the couple’s four-month-old son, Archie Harrison, is expected to make his royal tour debut.

The tiny tot was spotted in the arms of his mum while disembarking the plane on Monday morning, and fans were quick to note the sweet homage the Sussexes made with Archie’s beanie.

After four days in Cape Town, Meghan and Archie will step out of the spotlight while Harry takes on tour duties solo.

The prince will visit Botswana, Angola and Malawi before reuniting with his wife and bub in Johannesburg on October 2, before the trio flies out for the UK.

The tour serves as an opportunity for the Duke and Duchess to highlight “many of the causes that they have been involved with for many years,” a statement from the couple’s communications secretary ahead of the tour said.

The Sussexes will focus on “community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment”, an Instagram post from @SussexRoyal said on September 6.

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