Body language expert reveals what Prince Harry’s ‘love language’ is and it’s so obvious when you look at how he acts with his kids

Prince Harry has a sweet way of showing others that he cares

Prince Harry
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A body language expert has revealed Prince Harry's ‘love language,’ sharing that he has a clear way of showing off his love for his family, and it's clear to see in action when he's with his children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, with couples searching for the best Valentine's Day gifts for him, the best Valentine's gifts for her and, for many, also some cute Valentine's gifts for kids before the big day too.

But it's not only on the iconic day of love that we show our partners and family members that we care for and love them. We do so every day through our love language. 

The topic of 'love languages' has gained popularity over the past few months, with many trying to decipher how they and those they love choose to show that feeling. 

Just like with parenting styles, there's a myriad of love languages. From gift giving to quality time to acts of service. And now one body language expert has revealed Prince Harry's love language and once you find out what it is, his approach to parenting will make so much sense. 

Dating expert, Adam Lyons, who has over 12 years of experience teaching people the art of dating and affection, says that Prince Harry's love language is physical touch.

Speaking about how this manifests in his interactions with wide Meghan Markle, whom he married back in 2018, Lyons explained to The Express, "You can see them constantly touching, but he has a body lean towards her that she doesn’t have in return. In essence, his body constantly moves towards hers, one assumes to get touch."

Analysing the love language in action during the couple's most recent appearance at  the film premiere for Bob Marley: One Love, he added, "I suspect it was his way of initially showing her that he cares about her and won’t leave her alone in social gatherings.

"You can see she [Meghan] tries to talk and have things to say, but the press cares more about what Prince Harry has to say and that has to be infuriating for her. So the hand-holding would serve as reassurance that he isn’t forgetting her."

But love language isn't limited to only romantic love and Harry's use of physical touch to show emotion also extends to his two young children, Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet who sit sixth and seventh in the royal line of succession respectively. 

During a press event for his memoir Spare, Harry opened up about the lack of physical affection he received throughout his childhood and detailed how this had impacted his own parenting style. 

“It leaves me in the position now, as a father of two kids of my own, to make sure that I smother them with love and affection,” he said. “Not smother them to the point where they’re trying to get away and I’m like, ‘No, come here I need to hug you.’”

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Charlie Elizabeth Culverhouse is a news writer for Goodtoknow, specialising in family content. She began her freelance journalism career after graduating from Nottingham Trent University with an MA in Magazine Journalism, receiving an NCTJ diploma, and earning a First Class BA (Hons) in Journalism at the British and Irish Modern Music Institute. She has also worked with BBC Good Food and The Independent.