We are used to Meghan Markle giving her prince admiring, amorous glances here and there. Now Harry has also given his wife a meaningful look – and that because of another woman. But from the beginning.
As President and Vice-President of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, Prince Harry, 35, and Duchess Meghan, 39, took part in a video discussion with young people from Zambia, Australia and England. Topic: opportunities and risks of social media.
When one of the participants, a man named Hunter Jones, mentions the name Brené Brown in his speech, Harry drops out of the role of the media professional for a moment. His initially expressionless look brightens, he smiles and looks at Meghan meaningfully, almost lovingly. The Duchess also reacts to Brown's name; bows his head and smiles. Who is this Brené Brown who especially touches Harry?
Brené Brown makes Prince Harry smile
Fifty-four-year-old Bréne Brown, whose avid fans include Meghan Markle's friend Oprah Winfrey, 66, has written five best-sellers about accepting emotional vulnerability and overcoming shame. Her online lecture "The Power of Vulnerability" has been viewed more than 50 million times.
Brown was born in Texas, has two children named Ellen and Charlie, is married and is a research professor at the University of Houston. "I have spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy," she introduces on her website. "I try to be grateful every day and my current motto is 'Courage over comfort'. I DO NOT believe that swearing and praying are mutually exclusive."
You can see Harry's gaze in the video from about 21:10.
The prince raves about Bréne Brown
Addressing Hunter Jones, Harry reveals, "I love the fact that you are quoting Brené Brown and also Tristan Harris because they are two people we absolutely love and know."
Tristan Harris is the director of the Center for Humane Technology, a non-profit organization focused on the ethics of consumer technology. Harry and Meghan are believed to have met Harris while on a trip to Silicon Valley for advice on their new nonprofit, Archewell.
By the way: In the video call, Meghan also found surprising words about Queen Elizabeth, 94.
Sources used: mailonline.co.uk, YouTube / The Queen's Commonwealth Trust, www.brenebrown.com
This article originally appeared on Gala.de.