Prince Harry's parenting style is unpicked by body language expert who spots signs of 'joy' and 'protection'

The Duke of Sussex enjoyed a daddy-daughter date where he displayed some 'protective' parenting

Prince Harry's parenting style
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Prince Harry's parenting style has been unpicked by a body language expert after he showed some 'epic' dad 'protection' skills as he stepped out with Princess Lilibet. 

When it comes to parenting, everyone has their own way of doing things, but while Kate Middleton's parenting style is a 'relatable' mix of traditional and modern elements, Prince Harry's parenting displays both 'joy' and 'protection'.

The Duke of Sussex enjoyed some father-daughter time when he was spotted carrying two-year-old Princess Lilibet through the crowds at this year's 4th of July celebrations near their Montecito home.

The photographs, obtained by Mail Online, show the Duke cradling the toddler who was wearing a blue ditsy floral print dress, white knee socks and red shoes, with her hair in pigtails.

And as Harry makes his way through the celebrations he's got one arm holding her, close to his face while her arms is wrapped around his neck.

And body language expert Darren Stanton, uses this to analyse his parenting style. He told Hello!, "You can tell how caring he is as a father, and how seriously he takes parenting. From the way he is holding her, I can tell he has a lot of joy in that moment while being protective of her."

Prince Harry and Lilibet's celebrations come just hours after King Charles took part in his Scottish coronation and after the best parenting rules we've learnt from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were revealed.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Archie as a baby - Prince Harry's parenting style

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It's not the first time that Prince Harry has displayed he's a 'hands-on' dad. From holding Archie in his arms when he was first-born to keeping him entertained during royal visits.

Darren added, "It’s clear he is at his happiest when with his children and Meghan. He and Meghan show they are very tactile with their children and always have been. 

"Harry's body language suggests he is very much a hands-on father, and it’s important to him to be that way with his children. He doesn’t hold back from that." 

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Prince Archie - Prince Harry's parenting style

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It is claimed Prince Harry was 'torn between royal duties and staying loyal to his family' in the run up to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex deciding to step back as senior royals.

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Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)