Just when the cynic in you is ready to write all celebrity relationships off as fake, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle come along and make you believe all over again.
The royal couple stepped out this week for the WellChild Awards in London and while talking with a 10-year-old girl named Scarlett who was being honoured at the awards for taking care of her sister, Prince Harry was seen affectionately stroking his wife’s back.
Well while this might not seem a huge thing to some, royal protocol pretty much bans all forms of PDA – which is why you’ll rarely see Wills and Kate holding hands in public.
“She just seems to be gentle and sincere,” Sharon Booth, who was at the awards with her young daughter, Matilda, told People of meeting the Duchess. “They were just like normal people. Prince Harry said to her, ‘Are those flowers for me?’ ”
This story originally appeared in Marie Claire.