All relationships have their ups and downs and challenges. It takes a great deal of patience and compromises to sustain a long-term relationship that is affirming and happy. As members of the British royal family know all too well, it’s even more difficult to sustain a marriage in the spotlight.
Despite all of the drama that they’ve had to deal with since Meghan, Duchess of Sussex joined the royal fold, Prince Harry and Meghan have remained devoted to one another. So much so, that the pair decided to leave The Firm to become financially independent private citizens.
Still, their move to LA has been challenging, and it’s also brought up the one issue they’ve always struggled with as a married couple.
Meghan Markle was not embraced into the royal family
When the Sussexes announced Megxit, royal fans and experts were stunned. However, it had very clear that Meghan was not being embraced into the royal family.
“While Kate’s support of her husband over the years has been admirable, it’s immediately clear how this model wouldn’t work for Meghan and Prince Harry,” SheKnows reports. “For one, Meghan came into the relationship with celebrity of her own, and a global fan base. Whether or not her intention had been to “outshine” Harry, the public was inevitably more interested in her actions than Harry’s at various turns — a reaction that was likely ill-received by the royal family.”
Recently, leaked documents reveal that Meghan felt unprotected by the royal family especially when she was pregnant with her son, Archie.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have a very happy marriage
Though things haven’t panned out how they’d hoped with the royal family and they haven’t yet found their footing in LA, the Sussexes have a very happy marriage. Royal expert Kate Nicholl told Entertainment Tonight,
Two years in, they’re still very much in love. So much has happened for Meghan and Harry, but I’m told by a source very close to them that all of the experiences, the challenges, the obstacles of 2019 and 2020, have really made them even closer. They’ve always been a great team and a partnership and you’ve seen that when you’re with them. But they were described as hand in glove, and that idea that really one just fits the other beautifully and they complement each other, they work well together, and I think looking back on what’s clearly been a challenging and a testing year, the one thing that just hasn’t faltered is their commitment to each other and their love for one another. They’ve done this together as a couple and I think it’s important to remember that.
Prince Harry has been accused of getting swept away by Meghan Markle
Prince Harry has been accused of abandoning his family to make Meghan happy. “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, Meghan’s enthusiasm and tendency to rush big projects caused friction with the royal staff. “It’s always been a problem, early on in the relationship, Meghan is a dynamo, she’s full of positive energy that would sweep Harry along but once the honeymoon is over, you still have to fill the days,” royal expert Tom Quinn told the Daily Star.