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Adorable moment Prince Harry affectionately strokes Meghan Markle’s ponytail

Doting Prince Harry affectionately smooths down his wife Meghan Markle’s ponytail as the couple pack on the PDA in South Africa

  • The Duke and Duchess of Sussex visited Nyanga Township in Cape Town today
  • Met with Justice Desk initiative which teaches children about rights and safety
  • Couple posed for a photo with youngsters from The Mbokodo Club Project
  • Club offers female empowerment workshops and self-defence classes to girls
  • While assembling for photo, Harry affectionately stroked Meghan’s ponytail

The heartwarming moment Prince Harry stroked wife Meghan Markle’s ponytail was caught on camera during a photocall in Cape Town today.

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, arrived for day one of their 10-day tour of South Africa this morning, and kicked it off with a visit to  Nyanga Township to meet with young people fro the The Mbokodo Club Project.

The Club offers female empowerment workshops and self-defence classes to girls, and as they posed for a picture with the group, Harry was seen smoothing Meghan’s ponytail into place. 

The royal couple are known for being openly affectionate in pubic, holding hands and being tactile with both each other and well-wishers, with historian David Starkey recently describing Meghan as a ‘breath of fresh air to the royal family’. 

The heartwarming moment Prince Harry stroked wife Meghan Markle's ponytail was caught on camera during a photocall in Cape Town today

The heartwarming moment Prince Harry stroked wife Meghan Markle’s ponytail was caught on camera during a photocall in Cape Town today

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, arrived for day one of their 10-day tour of South Africa this morning, and kicked it off with a visit to Nyanga Township to meet with young people fro the The Mbokodo Club Project

Harry, 35, and Meghan, 38, arrived for day one of their 10-day tour of South Africa this morning, and kicked it off with a visit to Nyanga Township to meet with young people fro the The Mbokodo Club Project

The sweet move seen in the short video clip sees Meghan joining Harry among the group, before pulling a strand of hair which had fallen onto her shoulder, back into place.

After smoothing her hair into place, Meghan turned to look back at Harry, before the besotted couple turned to face the couple. 

The PDA is not unusual for the young couple, who have shaken things up with their open approach to public engagements. 

During their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand last October, the couple were basking in the afterglow of their pregnancy announcement, and were frequently seen stealing affectionate glances, holding hands and touching each other’s backs supportively. 

The sweet move seen in the short video clip sees Meghan joining Harry among the group, before pulling a strand of hair which had fallen onto her shoulder, back into place

The sweet move seen in the short video clip sees Meghan joining Harry among the group, before pulling a strand of hair which had fallen onto her shoulder, back into place

After smoothing her hair into place, Meghan turned to look back at Harry, before the besotted couple turned to face the couple

After smoothing her hair into place, Meghan turned to look back at Harry, before the besotted couple turned to face the couple

But despite the happy displays, Harry and Meghan have previously come under fire for being ‘too affectionate’ in public, with some experts claiming it doesn’t follow ‘royal precedent’ and appears unprofessional.

But the warm body language appears to have finally coloured off onto other members of the family. 

Speaking to MailOnline previously FEMAIL, body language expert Judi James told how their warm displays appeared to be rubbing off on more ‘formal’ William and Kate. 

She said: ‘Now that Meghan has joined The Firm, her own determinedly tactile behaviour with Harry does seem to have had a profound “echo” effect on William and Kate’s rituals.

‘Normally its a younger sibling that will mimic or mirror the older, but in Harry and William’s case it seems to be William taking his lead from his younger brother and his wife.’

During their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand last October, the couple were basking in the afterglow of their pregnancy announcement, and were frequently seen putting on a tactile display (seen in Sydney)

During their tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand last October, the couple were basking in the afterglow of their pregnancy announcement, and were frequently seen putting on a tactile display (seen in Sydney) 

Meghan and Harry were seen walking hand in hand and looking lovingly into each other's eyes in New Zealand last October

Meghan and Harry were seen walking hand in hand and looking lovingly into each other’s eyes in New Zealand last October 

Loved up: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex seen visiting Victoria Park during their Australia tour last year

Loved up: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex seen visiting Victoria Park during their Australia tour last year

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