Are Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stable now? Inside their relationship
The royal life for Prince Harry & Meghan Markle has been full of rumors, cascades, and tumult. The gossip, the drama, and the buzz haven’t died for a moment since the royal wedding in 2018. Royal fans have been keenly watching every step taken by the Duke & Duchess of Sussex, waiting for hints on how the entry of Meghan Markle, a Hollywood actress changes things in the royal household.
And things did change, after all. There have been many unprecedented things – many traditions attacked – but the biggest of these announcements came in January 2020, when the Sussexes issued a statement that they wanted to leave the royal family, resign from their work as senior royals, and looked forward to being financially independent of the royal estate.
The royal couple was also entangled in a flurry of lawsuits & skirmishes with the tabloids & living in the UK might not have seemed like the savvy thing to do. The Sessexes have been fiercely protective of their privacy. In fact, they also protected their son Archie from the paps.
In his new book Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult, royal biographer Robert Lacey explains “Harry & Meghan were resolute that their newborn baby’s first sight of the world should not be the same insane and lethal camera-flashing that had attended — had actually brought about — the death of Diana.” The royals misled the press about the timings of Archie’s birth.
Yet another rumor: Divorce
This time the rumor emanates from royal biographer Hugo Vickers who claimed that Prince Harry is “deeply unhappy” in response to a TIME100 videocast where Prince Harry circumvented the question “how are you” with a larger conversation.
Prince Harry shared, “Before this year, I think everyone sort of throws that term around and everyone’s satisfied with a ‘Yeah, I’m good. I’m fine, thanks’ and then it’s moving on to something else. But I think you’re quite right. This year, more so than ever, it really is a question of ‘No, no, no. Actually, how are you?”
This seemed like a monumental comment to Vickers, who used the stage at Raworths Harrogate Literature Festival to discuss his observation as he shared, “He [Prince Harry], no doubt, thought he had found himself a very exotic & glamorous wife out of the norm. Actresses can be very beguiling.”
He continued, “Unfortunately, he finds himself now living in California, away from his family, friends, his work, and the Army, and all the things he had known. He looks incredibly unhappy and has been hooked by a political activist as far as I can see.”
What the bookmakers say
In a report published by Daily Mail, bookmakers say that the couple is likely to part ways. They’re placing the odds against the couple, stating that Harry & Meghan are likely – odds stacked 3/1 – to get divorced by 2025.
Going through losses
The Sussexes also suffered unspeakable grief & loss, as revealed by Meghan Markle herself in an essay for The New York Times. She wrote about her miscarriage in July in gutting words, “I knew, as I clutched my firstborn child, that I was losing my second.”
She added, “Losing a child means carrying an almost unbearable grief, experienced by many but talked about by few. In the pain of our loss, my husband and I discovered that in a room of 100 women, 10 to 20 of them will have suffered from miscarriage.”
She used this opportunity to talk about the taboo around miscarriage & how shame aggravates the grief, “Yet despite the staggering commonality of this pain, the conversation remains taboo, riddled with (unwarranted) shame, and perpetuating a cycle of solitary mourning.”