Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex gestures as she attends a garden party at Buckingham Palace in London, Tuesday, May 22, 2018, her first royal engagement a since her wedding to Prince Harry on Saturday. The event is part of the celebrations to mark the 70th birthday of Prince Charles. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool Photo via AP)

Most husbands do everything they can to avoid shopping for clothes with their wives, but Prince Harry has proved a surprising exception. I’m told he’s become Meghan’s secret stylist, personally helping her choose outfits for her new life as a Royal.

Of course, unlike most men, Harry isn’t being dragged around Primark on Oxford Street all day. His shopping trips with his new bride consist of having high-end designers visit them at Kensington Palace.

And according to well-placed sources in the fashion industry, Harry has been keenly giving tips for her new fit-for-a-duchess wardrobe.

‘Meghan is always asking Harry’s opinion. She really wants his views,’ said one source.

‘He gives his views on what he thinks looks best, rather than helping her follow Royal protocol on hemlines or anything like that. The joke is that Harry is Meghan’s surprise stylist.’

Representatives from Stella McCartney have been drafted in to design several dresses for Meghan after the elegant halterneck gown she wore by the designer for her evening wedding reception proved to be a fashion hit. Says my source: ‘The special projects team at Stella McCartney are working on a few more outfits for Meghan, and Harry always comes to design meetings and fittings to give his opinions on the looks.’

Harry’s new influence may well be in evidence on Thursday when the Duchess of Sussex will join the Queen to officially open the new Mersey Gateway Bridge in Cheshire.