If you are a sucker for a fairytale, it might not take much to convince you that Prince Harry is the perfect husband.
Er, hello, you had me at Prince.
But it’s not just his royal lineage that makes him such a catch. This smart and compassionate man has a whole host of attractive traits to offer.
In fact, his happy wife Meghan has told the world that Harry really is the “best husband ever”.
Let’s take a look at some of his best assets.
Is Prince Harry the perfect husband? 8 traits that show he is
1) He is protective
We all want a man who can make us feel safe. That’s why Prince Harry’s protective ways when it comes to his wife make him a dream guy.
Harry has shown time and time again that he is prepared to put his wife above everything else.
He is willing to stand up to the tabloid press and the torrent of bad publicity the celebrity couple has received, in order to make sure his wife and children are safe.
Speaking in the recent Netflix series ‘Harry & Meghan’ he showed off his protective side.
“My job is to keep my family safe. But the nature of being born into this position… and the level of hate that is being stirred up in the last three years, especially against my wife and my son, I’m generally concerned for the safety of my family.”
Some have even accused Harry of being over-protective towards his wife. One so-called ‘Palace insider’ told Grazia:
“It’s my opinion that Harry feels he couldn’t protect his mother, so he’s going all out to protect his wife. This is his way of atoning. He will brook absolutely no criticism of Meghan — and he is so sensitive he often sees criticism or negativity where there isn’t any.”
2) He is romantic
Surely anyone who is looking for their Prince Charming wants the romance that goes with it.
Harry has shown the world that he’s also a dab hand at the lovey-dovey stuff too.
After all, it turns out that for his and Meghan’s third-ever date, he whisked her off to Botswana where the pair camped out together under the stars in the wilderness.
Speaking about his invitation he says, “I was astonished that she said yes, this woman that I’ve only met twice, she’s coming to Botswana and we’re going to be living in a tent for five days. Wow.”
Let’s not forget he also got down on one knee surrounded by candles at Kensington Palace when he popped the question and proposed.
But it’s not just the grand gestures in a marriage that matter, it’s the little things too. And here too Harry proves he is quite the gentleman.
His old-school romance means he opens doors, holds her hand and is constantly exchanging loving looks.
3) He is prepared to make sacrifices
They say that the key to any marriage is compromise. Very early on in Harry and Meghan’s relationship, he proved he was willing to do just that.
As Harry put’s it:
“She sacrificed everything she ever knew, the freedom that she had, to join me in my world. And then pretty soon after that I ended up sacrificing everything that I know to join her in her world.”
For love, Harry believes it was a sacrifice worth making:
“I think for so many people in the family, especially obviously the men, there can be a temptation or an urge to marry someone who would fit in the mould,” he said. “As opposed to someone who perhaps you are destined to be with.”
What is more romantic than being prepared to give up your entire world for the sake of the woman you love?
4) He is a good father
When you are planning on spending the rest of your life with someone, there’s a lot more to think about.
When deciding what counts as the “perfect husband” you’re far more likely to take a guy’s family values into consideration too.
Plenty of us ladies aren’t just on the lookout for an ideal partner, we also want someone who will be a great dad.
Despite his many roles in society, arguably his most important one is that of a loving father.
He has been quoted as saying: ‘I’ve always wanted to be a dad’.
And when asked about parenting and what he loves about fatherhood, Harry replied:
“All of it. The chaos, the learning, the reminder of just every element of yourself, your soul.”
He admitted that without children to ground you, it can be easy to get wrapped up in “all sorts of stuff” and “forget who you are”.
5) He is fun
Come on, admit it, we all like a bad boy with a good heart. And Harry certainly has a wild side.
In fact, once upon a time, he was known for being the royal bad boy.
In the past, it’s fair to say that Harry has had a bit of a playboy lifestyle. With his drunken antics and special way with the ladies well documented in the press.
His wilder years included naked Vegas parties, raves, and nights out with Kanye. But arguably part of his public appeal (certainly with the ladies) was his less-than-squeaky-clean image.
He may have matured greatly in subsequent years, but he clearly still has a very fun side.
In the Netflix series, we got to see some of Mehgan and Harry’s more frivolous and fun moments as a couple.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recalled a big night out for Halloween before news of their relationship broke to the world.
As Harry puts it, the pair decided to “pull the pin on the fun grenade”.
And as Meghan went on to explain, joined by Princess Eugenie and her then-boyfriend, they all partied the night away:
“The four of us snuck out in Halloween costumes to just have one fun night on the town before it was out in the world that we were a couple.”
6) He is altruistic
When it comes to Prince Harry’s most attractive trait, it might well be his altruism.
In fact, according to science, compassion rates top for what we’re all looking for in a partner. One study found that altruism was a great determining factor in mating success.
Basically, if you’re kind you are more likely to be desirable to people.
No wonder Harry gets pulses racing around the world then. His charitable work shows that he has this appealing quality in spades.
Over the years he has followed in his mother’s footsteps in campaigning to remove the stigma of HIV and has been an outspoken advocate of improving mental health.
It was also recently revealed that Prince Harry plans to donate over $1.5m of the profits from his autobiography ‘Spare’ to charity.
Meghan and Harry apparently bonded over their “commitment to a life of service”.
Having shared values is everything in a long-term relationship. And one area that the couple’s principles run deep in is their commitment to the causes they care about.
7) He is attentive
Wife: “How do I look?”
Husband: (without even looking up from his phone) “yeah, great”.
Let’s face it, not all husbands are exactly known for their attentiveness, especially once a guy has already won you over.
But Prince Harry on the other hand proved his “best husband” credentials when a viral video, viewed a staggering 26 million times, showed the world just how attentive he is to Meghan.
In the brief compilation, you see all the various occasions when Harry is quick to fix his wife’s hair for her.
Without even needing to be prompted, we see him untucking her ponytail and smoothing out her windswept barnet. Such a little act with such a loving intent.
As one woman commented in reply to the video posted on Twitter:
the most attentive husband ☺️💫 pic.twitter.com/3yEyYeGdMu
— michelle (@ddarveyy) February 2, 2020
“Every woman deserves a Prince Harry…You can tell when a man loves a woman”
Yep, we couldn’t agree more. Being the perfect husband all lies in attention to detail.
8) He is supportive
Marriage is not only about the good times, it’s about being there for one another through the hard times too.
Despite the at-times fairytale romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, it’s fair to say the couple has had their struggles too.
But through the ups and downs, Harry has shown himself to be a dependable man, who puts his wife and their relationship first — even above his duty and royal blood.
In the Netflix documentaries Meghan opens up about some of her lowest points and when she expressed her suicidal thoughts to Harry for the first time.
She revealed how he consoled and “cradled” her, before connecting her with a mental health professional to get her the support she needed.
Clearly, this is a loving union that understands the vow of ‘for better or worse’.