There’s 1 Major Difference Between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle That Proves Their Intentions

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle come from very different worlds. While the Duke of Sussex was born into the royal family and knew his destiny from a young age, Meghan Markle probably never expected to become as famous as she is today. As an American citizen, it’s not very likely that she had her sights set on marrying a British prince.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle | Victoria Jones/AFP/Getty Images

It’s true that Prince Harry probably won’t ever see the throne. But despite not being a future reigning monarch, his place in the royal family puts him in a unique position to influence the citizens of his country in many ways. Prince Harry has said multiple times that he hates being famous. But he doesn’t have a choice in the matter, and now he’s planning to use his power for good.

However, that very fact is what sets Prince Harry and Meghan Markle apart.

Prince Harry is ‘stuck’ being famous and never chose it

Thanks in part to his mother Princess Diana’s death, Prince Harry has always had a difficult relationship with the press. He’s never embraced the fame that comes with being a child of the future king and it’s easy to imagine that given the choice, Prince Harry would prefer a quiet life of anonymity.

As Prince Harry explained, “If you’re born into [the Royal family], as we were, I think it’s normal to feel as though you don’t really want it.” He also said there’s a difference between fame you didn’t choose and people who “have a talent” to become famous.

Meanwhile, Meghan Markle chose to pursue fame

Before Meghan Markle met Prince Harry she was a successful actress with a recurring role in a popular television series. And her background is precisely what makes her so different from her husband. Instead of being born into the spotlight, she actively sought it out.

And it’s not like Markle didn’t know what fame would be like. Growing up in Hollywood with a father who worked as a television lighting director, Markle was uniquely equipped to decide if that’s the life she wanted.

True, becoming a Hollywood actress is quite different from the extreme attention she receives as the Duchess of Sussex. But from the moment Meghan Markle chose to pursue acting, there must have been a small part of her that secretly wished for international name recognition.

Both Prince Harry and Meghan Markle want to use their power ‘for good’

Though the pair rose to fame in different ways, now both the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in the same position to influence people to support the various causes they support. That means more people will be exposed to the issues of women’s rights, climate change, equality for all, mental health, and so many other causes that these royals care about.

It’s true that Prince Harry wouldn’t have chosen to be famous while his wife Meghan Markle actively wanted to be in the spotlight. But now they’re both globally recognized whether they like it or not. They may as well make the best of it.