Camilla Tominey over at the Express has two new articles about Prince Harry‘s love life up today. The first is a story claiming Harry is dating US actress Meghan Markle, while the other has a quote from “A source close to Harry” which is funny and the only reason I actually decided to write this article.
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I’m going to talk about not the article relating to the actress first because I find it funny. It’s pretty much just a run-down of all the women Harry has been linked to over the years, but it does have an interesting quote from “A source close to Harry”:
“All of his pals are either married or spoken for and he’s almost the last man standing. He would love to find the right wife and become a dad, because everyone knows he loves kids, but it’s very difficult. He’s always wary in case women throw themselves at him to make a name for themselves. And often the sincere ones who love him for who he is don’t want to live in the goldfish bowl that is the Royal Family for the next 50 years. You have to be a very special kind of girl to want to be a Princess.”
“You have to be a very special kind of girl to want to be a Princess” HAHAHAHAHAHA That’s probably not supposed to be shade, but I can’t help thinking that that line is throwing so much shade. Because marrying into the BRF means giving up your life, freedom, and anonymity. And yeah, it takes a “very special kind of girl” to be willing to do that. I mean, just look at Kate.
Let’s talk about the second article. Tominey says Harry is dating 35-year-old US actress, model, and human rights campaigner Meghan Markle. I have never heard of her. Apparently she’s on a TV show called Suits which airs on USA Network, but I’ve never seen it. I think I remember seeing ads for it when I used to watch Psych (before it was cancelled 🙁 ) but from what I remember about those ads it didn’t seem like my kind of show so I never watched it. Anyway, let’s check out some of Tominey’s article:
“In recent weeks royal watchers have noticed that Harry, fifth-in-line to the throne, has had a notable spring in his step and can’t stop smiling. ‘He’s happier than he’s been for many years,’ said a source close to the Prince last night. ‘He’s in a very relaxed period of his life and Meghan has come along at the right time. They are taking each week as it comes and just enjoying each other’s company but it’s fair to say that they love seeing each other and there’s a definite chemistry between them. Harry has been desperate to keep the relationship quiet because he doesn’t want to scare Meghan off. He knows things will change when their romance is public knowledge but he also knows he can’t keep it a secret for long. It’s too early to say if the relationship will lead to anything long-term but who knows? At the moment they are just taking it a step at a time and seeing how things develop.’ […]
“She has made several visits to London and has been on discreet dinners with Harry and out with his friends. Friends say Harry has been treated to her ‘excellent cooking’ and they both enjoy yoga. She has stayed with him at Kensington Palace and met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. ‘William and Kate really liked her and she fitted in straight away,’ added the insider. ‘Meghan is a very confident and intelligent woman and she’s not overawed mixing with royalty. That’s one of the things Harry admires about her.’ […]
“The source added: ‘Harry loves to hear about Meghan’s humanitarian work and he thinks she’s doing a fantastic job. She is sassy, smart and vivacious and he just adores her love of life. There is a definite meeting of minds between them as well as a physical attraction. The romance is in its early stages but it’s no exaggeration to say he’s besotted with her.'”
Harry does yoga?? Was that mentioned before and I just missed it?
The parts of the article which I cut out are about her background and some quotes she gave in interviews which I don’t care too much about. I absolutely have to 100% disagree with this line, though: “In 2011 she landed the role in Suits which has made her a household name in the US.” Meghan Markle is absolutely NOT a household name in the US – I’ve never heard of her until I read this article.
So, what do we make of this? If this is true, I think it’s hilarious that a “source close to Harry” is leaking this to the press even though Harry “has been desperate to keep the relationship quiet”. Like, if you’re his friend or someone who works for him and you know that he is “desperate to keep the relationship quiet” why would you go running your mouth off to the press? Or did Harry want this story leaked? Or did Markle want this story leaked?
I will reserve judgement until there is more evidence of the relationship. But I was thinking a little while ago that wouldn’t it be interesting if Harry pulled a then-Prince Philippe circa 1999 and announced an engagement without telling the press he was dating anyone? That would certainly be interesting.
This is Meghan Markle, by the way: