Here are Some Serious Clues That Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Might Not be as Happy as They Seem
For many people, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been the epitome of “couple goals.” After a whirlwind romance, Markle went from being a Hollywood actress to a Duchess. Despite the constant naysaying from pretty much everyone around them, the couple wed last year and even had their first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, a few months ago.
But though the pair looks happy in photos and at public appearances, there are a few clues that hint that all might not be well in paradise.
Markle says marriage has been hard
Being married in the public eye can’t be easy. Everyone scrutinizes everything that you do. Every decision that you make is out there for people to judge and have an opinion on.
In a conversation with producer Pharrell Williams, Markle commented on just how hard it has been for her.
“So happy for your union,” Williams told her at the European premiere of The Lion King. “Love is amazing. It’s wonderful. Don’t ever take that for granted, but what it means in today’s climate, I just wanted to tell you, it’s so significant for so many of us. Seriously. It’s significant. We cheer you guys on.”
“They don’t make it easy,” Markle responded.
Prince Harry has been in a bad mood
After a wedding, the newlyweds are supposed to go through a honeymoon period where they are more in love than ever, but it appears that holy matrimony may have had the opposite effect on Prince Harry.
In December of last year, sources revealed that Prince Harry had been quite unhappy.
“Something has changed, and no one can quite put their finger on it,” a source told People. They continued, saying that Prince Harry looked “cross with the world.”
Then people noticed that Harry stopped being quite as affectionate with Markle in public.
“He [Prince Harry] was there in body but not in spirit,” a source told Woman’s Day in February. “He wasn’t as tactile as he usually is with Meghan, which was a surprise given they’re usually hand-in-hand at all times. He’s even stopped laughing and joking with photographers like he used to as well. Harry seems distant, like he has a lot on his mind.”
The press hasn’t made it easy
If you have been following royal news at all then you have probably seen the millions of headlines that suggest that Markle is constantly “breaking royal protocol.” If you listen to the press, it would seem like Markle can’t do anything right. For the new Duchess, that has got to be taxing.
“Meghan made a huge sacrifice by moving across the pond, away from her mom and friends,” a source told Us Weekly. “Marrying into the royal family isn’t anywhere near as glamorous as it seems, so in a lot of ways Harry feels responsible for Meghan being so miserable.”
And the fact that she can’t really speak out against the press has been weighing on her.
“She’s always relied on her own voice to stand up for others, and for herself,” a source told the outlet. “So not being able to say anything is a debilitating feeling. She’s always been so independent, her entire life, and that’s all been taken away from her. She’s always been able to clap back on social media and now she can’t.”
Hopefully, the royal couple can tune out the naysayers, focus on one another, and get back on track.