Is Everybody Wrong About Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Marriage?

If you’re someone who loves to pay attention to the ins and outs of the royals, you have probably heard some rumors suggesting that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s marriage isn’t as perfect as it sometimes seems from the outside. For instance, some claim that they rushed into it — they got engaged only two years in. Others mention how as pressure mounts, they might be more likely to divorce after both seeing their parents do so.

If you add to that all the public scrutiny that comes with being a royal, it could seem like a very dark omen for their marriage indeed! So is there some truth to all this hand-wringing about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s marriage or is everybody totally wrong about them?

What the public sees isn’t always the whole story

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Sussex.
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One of the things that a lot of people say about Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan is that since their courtship was short, it must mean they jumped into marriage too fast. However, what most people don’t think about is the fact that they couldn’t have done that without a deep appreciation for and attraction to each other. That kind of passion can actually be a huge benefit to any marriage but is certainly huge for any marriage that requires being subject to so much public scrutiny.

The fact is, the way Prince Harry and Markle do things might be unorthodox because that’s the way they want it as unorthodox people. They push back on royal traditions because neither is the type to just go with the flow, to begin with. It’s actually part of why they’re maybe such a great match for each other.

They may have PR blunders and make a few stumbles along the way while they’re figuring out who they are as a married couple, but that’s not always a sign of danger by itself. In fact, it would seem the only reason they can rock the boat so consistently is that they’re on the same page, and that is a sign of a thriving marriage, not a struggling one.

Prince Harry has always supported Meghan Markle making her own mark on the world

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Today, The Duke of Sussex attends the #ANZACday service at Westminster Abbey with The Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended this service last year in addition to the dawn service. They also paid their respects at the #ANZAC memorial in Sydney during their official tour last fall. Having devoted ten years of service to military duty, including two tours in Afghanistan, The Duke completed his time of service with four weeks with the Australian Defence Force. Their Royal Highnesses remain committed to supporting serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans and the families that support them. #ANZACDay commemorates the anniversary of the Anzac landings at Gallipoli in 1915. ANZAC Day is a moment to recognise the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps who lost their lives during the landings, and to honour the sacrifices of men and women in all wars. ANZAC Day has been observed annually in London since King George V attended a service at Westminster Abbey, and more than 2,000 Australian and New Zealand troops marched through the streets. Members of The Royal Family have continued to honour the servicemen and women globally, and today HRH The Duke of Cambridge also paid his respects at @AucklandMuseum. The Duke of Cambridge is visiting The Commonwealth country on behalf of The Queen to pay tribute to those killed in the Christchurch attacks earlier this year.

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There are plenty of guys who, if they were in Prince Harry’s position, would expect their wife to observe tradition and keep a pretty low profile in general. That’s just not how Prince Harry is about Markle though, nor does it seem like Markle is the type who would be happy with a guy who doesn’t let her have her own adventures. From her foray into the world of journalism as guest editor of the September issue of British Vogue to her recent endeavors to write her own children’s book, Prince Harry is always willing to stand by his wife and support her various projects.

On top of that, they both seem to love engaging in philanthropic work and really share a passion for using their royal platform to try and do some kind of good.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are still building their lives both independently and together

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are quite independent and unafraid to strike out on their own, but they are also still growing and navigating their marriage roles together. If there are hints of marital trouble, they overall seem pretty minor and like issues this strong couple can definitely overcome. At the end of the day, Prince Harry wouldn’t have asked Markle to marry him and give up her civilian life if he didn’t think she was the right woman to be Duchess of Sussex.

Sure, they may be less worried about royal protocol and public opinion than other royals, but that doesn’t mean they have anything to worry about in their marriage. In fact, most outward signs point more to marital bliss than distress.