Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Only Have One Thing That Can Tear Their Marriage Apart

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are about to enter a whole new phase of life. They are preparing to travel to Africa with their young son Archie, raising awareness for their favorite charitable organizations there, and meeting with hundreds of citizens. The trip will also serve as an escape of sorts for the couple.

For the past several months, they have suffered more negative press than ever before, weathering scandal and tabloid speculation alike. Many royal followers have wondered whether or not all the troubles have caused issues within their marriage. And while they are the only ones who know for sure, there is some speculation about how the couple is preparing to weather the rough waters ahead.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have faced major adversity

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
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From the very beginning, Markle and Prince Harry have had to deal with speculation and turmoil. Many members of the public and press questioned their relationship when it was first revealed that they were dating, and the racist, sexist commentary from online trolls became so intense that Prince Harry even released a statement defending his girlfriend. 

Sadly, since their May 2018 wedding, it has not gotten any easier for the pair. In fact, they have only had to deal with more trials and tribulations after the birth of their son, Archie Harrison, in May 2019. Duchess Meghan, in particular, has caused a great deal of controversy in the tabloids. And, after she reportedly denied fan photographs during an outing to Wimbledon, the negativity has only intensified.

As for Prince Harry, the one-time fan favorite of people all over the world has taken a hit in the press after being accused of “fake” environmental activism following a series of trips in private jets. 

Prince Harry seems very protective of his relationship

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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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All of the turmoil that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have endured might have torn any other couple apart. But the two seem determined to make their marriage work, no matter what adversity they might face. Prince Harry is especially protective of his wife and young son. Many royal insiders claim that he is traumatized by the way his mother, the late Princess Diana, was hounded by the media and that he’s out to make sure that the same thing doesn’t happen to his family. 

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are focused on each other

It seems as though both Markle and Prince Harry realize that being in the public eye as they are, they will always face endless gossip and speculation in the media. With the level of fame that they have achieved, there is almost no escaping the tabloid rumors. Still, especially with their upcoming trip to Africa, they might have figured out the perfect formula for helping their marriage thrive in the midst of difficult circumstances. Escaping to Africa, a country that Prince Harry has called his “second home,” will undoubtedly serve as a safe haven for a time.

Besides extended trips, Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry can turn to smaller moments during the week in order to maintain their sanity and sense of well-being. Markle has proclaimed her love of yoga in the past, a form of exercise that focuses on inner peace and meditation, and reportedly, she’s converted Prince Harry to the hobby as well. There’s no better way to enjoy quality time with a partner than through a shared hobby, and for a couple that lives so much of their life in the spotlight, a little bit of yoga might just be the ticket to a brief respite from it all.