Meghan Markle Is Not a Fan of Mushy Love Stories Like ‘The Notebook’

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry seem to be the picture-perfect couple. The pair have remained a steady connected force despite the scrutiny that they faced as senior members of the British royal family. Things only got worse following their choice to step away from royal life and become private citizens.

From their engagement announcement until today, it’s been clear that the Sussexes are besotted with one another. While members of the British royal family are typically reserved when it comes to affection and PDA, the duo is known for their hand-holding, public touching, and overall admiration for one another.

Also, on more than one occasion the Duke of Sussex has spoken up for Meghan, against the slander that she has faced in the tabloids and the press. Still, despite what appears to be a fairytale romance, Meghan is no fan of mushy love stories.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a very modern marriage

While the British royal family is a very traditional institution, the Sussexes managed to remain wholly modern. In fact, one royal expert believes that Meghan used lessons from her first marriage to inform her current relationship.

“It is easy to see that Meghan is not looking for Harry or this marriage to complete her,” relationship expert Sami Wunder told Express. “She may have given up her Hollywood career due to royal protocol but the woman continues to keep herself busy and involved with several charitable interests and even flew all the way to New York to enjoy her baby shower with her own set of personal friends. She is not going to be the woman that looks up to Prince Harry to fulfill each and every one of her needs, as many first time married women would do.” 

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Today, we are excited to be able to announce details for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s upcoming tour to Africa! • In just two weeks, Their Royal Highnesses will embark on this official tour focusing on community, grassroots leadership, women’s and girls’ rights, mental health, HIV/AIDS and the environment. This programme has been many months in the making, and The Duke and Duchess are eager to focus their energies on the great work being done in Southern Africa. From meeting with Archbishop Desmond Tutu to joining ‘Waves for Change’ on Monwabisi Beach, the South Africa programme will be educational and inspiring. The Duke is especially proud to continue the legacy left by his mother with her work in Angola as he joins Halo Trust again in an effort to rid the world of landmines. HRH will also travel to Malawi where he will check in on the British Army’s partnership with African Parks and will be working on the ground supporting local communities. The Duke is particularly proud to be able to deliver an exciting new initiative, a Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy three-country partnership which he designed and consulted with Governments in Namibia, Botswana and Angola to protect forest and wildlife corridors around the Okavango Delta. The Duchess will be working with local organisations to promote women and girls’ health and education, entrepreneurship and leadership. With such a textured culture and history, Their Royal Highnesses are grateful for the opportunity to connect with those on the ground in Southern Africa and to be inspired by the work being done and learn how they can be better supported. As President and Vice President of The Queens Commonwealth Trust and The Duke’s role as Commonwealth Youth Ambassador, The Duke and Duchess cannot wait to meet with young leaders mobilising change and adding to the beauty of these Commonwealth countries • “We look forward to seeing you soon!” • Photo ©️ PA images / Tim Graham – Getty Images / @Sentebale /@AfricanParksNetwork / @YouthAlert

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle put their marriage above everything else

Though Prince Harry has said he made the final decision to step down as a senior royal, it was ultimately Meghan’s decision to move to her hometown, Los Angeles, California.

“Harry’s number one priority is to make Meghan happy, and he’ll do everything he can because he feels guilty that he did not do enough to protect his mother,” royal expert Angela Levin told Newsweek. “It stayed with him, so he’s determined to make Meghan happy. I think he adores Meghan. He thinks she’s absolutely wonderful.”

In fact, things had gotten so bad for the pair within the royal family, that they knew their marriage would be at risk if they didn’t do something drastic. “Meghan said they made it seem like this is the way it is, deal with it,” a source told Daily Mail. “Harry had been dealing with it far too long. She said he wasn’t going to let this destroy her life and their marriage.”

Meghan Markle doesn’t like mushy love stories like ‘The Notebook’

Despite her obvious adoration for her husband, the Duchess of Sussex has made it clear that she’s not into mushy love stories. On her now defunct lifestyle site, The Tig, she got candid about how she views romances.

“Here’s the thing—just as with the movie The Notebook, I have never seen these endlessly romantic love stories that people speak about with such tremendous adoration nor have I read the books of which they are based,” she wrote.

It looks like the duchess appreciates realism above everything.