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If TV shows like The Crown , game of Thrones Y The Royals are an indication, humans are clearly fascinated with real love romantics. But, perhaps the best part, is that it doesn’t just happen in fairy tales and media specials – there’s also the real-life love lives of royalty that we Google over and over again – the last of which is the newly betrothed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The fact that Markle is an American actress is giving us everything Grace Kelly thinks we can hope for, and the official engagement photos of the two of them together at Kensington Palace (especially the photos of that precious ring) are leaving us stunned with excitement. .
As we have seen in the past, even the royal family is not immune to the trials and tribulations that come with love and marriage, especially under the watchful and microscopic eye of the media. But there are many signs that Harry and Meghan have what it takes to spend a life together.
Here are some reasons why Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will follow in the footsteps of Queen and Duke Edinburgh, who just celebrated 70 years of marriage together!
They have taken things easy
Some relationships are truly whirlwind romances that started on a magical night or day and quickly turn into a long-lasting courtship. But experts agree that this is not the norm: The flame of many relationships that ignites too quickly, goes out just as quickly. “Because Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been so private about their relationship, we’re not sure exactly how long they’ve been together, but it’s been over a year,” says award-winning contemporary royal romance author Racheline Maltese. “During that time they have both gone on vacation together and survived in a long distance relationship, two additional signs that they have what it takes to last.”
His body language bodes well
During Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s first official interview after the engagement, it became clear that they were both crazy about each other. “Not only did they speak freely, but they were physically close and had a sense of humor with each other,” says the Maltese. “They consistently showed an appreciation for the opportunities their status afforded them, but above all they highlighted the private, domestic, and not terribly glamorous moments of their relationship.”
They have a lot in common
In addition to the fun ways they are similar – that is, they both love dogs – Prince Harry and Meghan Markle also share parallel stories in their families of origin. “Prince Harry’s parents weren’t right from the start, they came from different worlds, and sadly their marriage ended in divorce,” explains Fran Walfish, Psy.D., a Beverly Hills relationship and family psychotherapist and author of The Self-Aware Parent . “Meghan’s parents are of different ethnicities, and their marriage also sadly ended in divorce.” This, he explains, is potentially a powerful bond that could be the permanent glue in your relationship.
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This is not her first real romance
Although Prince Harry has been a well-known bachelor for most of his adult life, he has been linked to a number of relationships. And Markle was married to film producer Trevor Engelson. Aside from the fact that this isn’t their first foray into love and relationships, the two of them are also well over 30. “Diana, Prince Harry’s mother, was only 20 years old when she married Prince Charles, 33, in what was essentially an arranged marriage,” Maltese explains. In a massive contrast, at 36, the previously married Markle knows who she is and what she wants in a partner, while, at 33, Prince Harry has grown up from his bad boy past and is clearly not insecure about it. marry an older woman ”.
Both share humanitarian efforts
Both Meghan and Prince Harry share the mutual value of humanitarian work. “Meghan’s involvement includes serving as an advisor to the international charity One Young World, speaking at the annual Dublin summit in 2014 on the issues of gender equality and modern slavery,” explains Dr. Walfish. “Also, in 2014, he traveled to Afghanistan and Spain as part of the Joint Chief of Staff’s holiday tour.” In 2016, potentially before she began dating Prince Harry, she became a global ambassador for World Vision Canada, all indications are that her humanitarian efforts are a personal wish and not something she will pretend to worry about once she is part of the Royal family.
They both feel comfortable in the spotlight
As Meghan Markle’s father is an award-winning Hollywood lighting director, he spent most of his childhood on set – specifically around the cast and crew of Married with children . “This familiarizes her with relating to people of a higher socioeconomic class,” says Dr. Walfish. “It won’t be a culture shock when you move to London and suddenly have to make public appearances rubbing shoulders with royalty.”
They defend themselves unceasingly
Both the British and American tabloids are notorious pressure on real relationships, which can be difficult to handle even for an actress used to being the center of attention. “But, in an unusual move, Prince Harry has been defending Meghan Markle for over a year, asking for racist and intrusive comments,” says Maltese. “That the prince acknowledges the strain this could put on their relationship and has been willing to break protocol says a lot about his engagement to Markle.”