Meghan Markle is Not the First Woman in Prince Harry’s Life to Struggle in the Royal Spotlight

Prince Harry’s ex-girlfriend, Chelsy Davy, can relate to Meghan Markle’s struggles living under the royal spotlight. Markle recently opened up about the difficulties of adjusting to royal life, yet experts believe that Davy’s failed romance with Prince Harry should have been a warning sign for the former Suits star. But did Davy actually warn Markle against joining the royal family?

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Meghan Markle opens up about living in the royal family

During an interview for a documentary titled, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, Markle revealed that she has struggled to adjust to life as a member of the royal family.

Markle has taken a lot of heat in the British tabloids since she started dating Prince Harry, and the coverage has not gotten any better following her wedding in 2018. She also confessed that a few of her friends told her it would not be easy joining the royal family — but those warnings did not stop her from marrying her prince.

According to Express, Markle’s previous agent, Gina Nelthorpe-Cown, claims that she told her that her private life would disappear once she married Prince Harry, but the former actress refused to listen to her advice.

“I said, ‘This is serious. This is the end of your normal life, the end of your privacy – everything’,” Nelthorpe-Cown shared. “But she just held up her hand and said: ‘Stop. I don’t want to hear any negativity. This is a happy time for us.’”

Nelthorpe-Cown stopped working for Markle once her relationship with Prince Harry heated up. The two have since cut off communication.

Davy also struggled with the constant attention

While it is clear that Meghan Markle is struggling under the pressures of royal life, she is not the only one who has suffered from similar issues — and she will probably not be the last.

Prince Harry’s former flame, Davy, also revealed that she had difficulties with the constant media attention. She even broke off their romance in 2010 because she wanted her private life back.

“It was so full-on: crazy and scary and uncomfortable,” Davy explained. “I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope.”

Davy and Harry dated for a number of years, starting in 2003 and ending in 2010. She remained friends with Prince Harry following their split and even attended Prince William and Kate Middleton’s wedding in 2011.

Although Davy’s romance with Prince Harry had potential, she called it quits because she could not live a normal life and be a royal at the same time. After their breakup, Davy moved back to Zimbabwe and could not be happier about her decision.

“It was nuts. That’s also why I wanted to go back to Africa. Now it’s calm, it’s fine,” Davy stated.

Has Meghan Markle met Chelsy Davy?

Unfortunately, it is difficult to say if Markle and Davy ever crossed paths over the past few years. She returned to her home country before Prince Harry and Markle started dating, so it is unlikely that they have met.

That said, Markle and Davy do share an interesting connection that has absolutely no link to Prince Harry. It is a bit confusing, so bear with us.

Davy is now in a relationship with a man named James Marshall, who used to be married to Elettra Wiedemann. As a writer, Wiedemann is good friends with Meghan Markle and used to write for her blog, The Tig.

The link is admittedly pretty far out there and does not mean that Markle and Davy have ever met in person. But it is interesting how small the world is sometimes.

Markle has not commented on Harry’s former lovers. His other previous girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, also broke up with him because of the stress from the media.

What will Markle and Prince Harry do next?

With Meghan Markle opening up about her struggles, royal watchers have been wondering what she and Prince Harry will do next. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been plagued with relocation rumors, which have sparked an outpouring of support from their loyal fans around the world.

Following their bombshell documentary, fans took to social media and created the hashtag, #WeLoveYouMeghan, which has gained a lot of support over the past few weeks.

While we wait to hear more from Markle and Prince Harry, the two are scheduled to visit the United States later this month. The family of three will be visiting Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, in Los Angeles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will remain in the states through Thanksgiving and are expected to stay for several weeks in total. It is unclear if they will be making any surprise appearances during their stay.