They say the path of true love never runs smoothly.
It’s fair to say that has been true for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
But luckily, their love for one another has been strong enough to keep them together throughout their trials and tribulations.
Here are 6 signs of true love between the couple, as revealed in their recent Netflix documentary series.
1) Their body language towards each other
Words can only say so much, the rest is down to non-verbal communication.
And body language is huge when it comes to telltale signs that Harry and Meghan are head over heels for one another.
It’s pretty clear from the way they exchange glances. When their eyes lock you can see the twinkle.
And body language experts agree that the recent Netflix documentary series revealed plenty of moments that showed true love.
What do I mean?
For example, when the couple was talking about their engagement, body language expert Blanca Cobb says you could see how giddy and excited they became:
“Their body language is consistent with how much they rely on each other for emotional support and how they have each other’s back,” Cobb points out.
“It’s as if no one else mattered, but the two of them. They are one for the other. Exactly what you’d expect of a couple in love.”
2) Their protectiveness
The most solid unions are ones in which a couple has each other’s back.
The Netflix documentary series presented the pair as a couple united.
Harry’s protectiveness over Meghan and his young family in particular shone through in many moments.
Speaking about tabloid intrusion and some of the difficulties they have faced Harry said:
“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.”
Harry and Meghan definitely show that it’s them against the world.
3) Their sacrifices for one another
Their relationship may be full of love, but let’s face it, it hasn’t been an easy ride.
There would have been far easier matches to pursue — for both of them.
Coming from very different worlds, they’ve faced more than their fair share of challenges.
The sacrifices they were prepared to make are perhaps a testament to their true love.
Think about it:
Meghan gave up the freedom of having a “normal life”. Whilst little girls may dream of being a Princess, the reality was clearly much harder than the fantasy.
Meanwhile, Harry had to break from a deeply ingrained institution. In many ways, he had to turn his back on his royal duties for the sake of his new family.
Speaking of their sacrifices in the Netflix documentary, Harry explained:
“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.”
But they were sacrifices Harry believes are worthwhile in the pursuit of true love:
“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.”
4) Their instant connection
They say that true love comes when you least expect it. And that when you know, you know.
Well, it certainly seems that Harry and Meghan shared an instant connection.
We learned from the documentary series that the couple realized pretty quickly that what they had together was special.
As revealed by Meghan’s friends, she couldn’t contain her initial excitement:
“She texted me after, ‘I’m crazy about him”.
Meanwhile, it seems Harry was having a similar dialogue with his buddies too, disclosing to them:
“Guys I’ve met a girl, we’ve just met but I think this may be the one.”
According to his close pal: “You could tell straight away that those were the eyes of someone who had fallen in love.”
5) Their shared values
True love is built on far more than fireworks and butterflies.
It sits on the firm foundations of shared values. Luckily this is something Harry and Meghan seem to have in spades.
Turns out one of the things they both fell for was their shared “commitment to a life of service”.
They both have causes and charities that are close to their hearts. And they dedicate themselves to trying to make a difference.
Speaking about this dedication in the Netflix series, Meghan said it was a relief to finally be able to work as a team doing something she loved with her man:
“Our life was, “ok we’re going to do this job together” and that felt great because I’d been doing that on my own for so long”.
Afterward, Harry chimed in to explain: “That was the thing, what she was already doing what I was already doing, and that sort of came together in this beautiful matrimony”.
6) Their playful and fun relationship
Sure, they may have faced their ups and downs as a couple. But one thing that was clear from the documentaries was that there have been plenty of ups.
For perhaps the first time, we got a sense of how playful Harry and Meghan’s relationship is.
We shared in the more intimate moments of this very public couple.
For example, when we then heard about their private engagement party shared with friends, in which the couple wore matching penguin onesies — because penguins mate for life.
It gives an insight that this is a love match that is also fun.
The couple also describes to us a night out they had for Halloween, just before news of their relationship was about to break to the world.
As Harry explained, they decided to “pull the pin on the fun grenade” by partying the night away with his cousin Princess Eugenie and her then-boyfriend.
Meghan says: “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.”