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Reasons Harry and Meghan’s Marriage May Not Survive

Updated on February 26, 2020
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Cheryl is a freelance writer, poet, newspaper columnist, minister and published author, and founder of two outreach ministries.

The Younger Royalls
The Younger Royalls

Royal Track Record

Let me be the first to say, that I wish nothing but the best for Prince Harry and his family. I hope they obtain the life they are longing for and remain married as long as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip. Having said that, there are numerous obstacles that will present themselves that could interfere with this couple having a happily ever after. The first one is the track record of the younger members of the Royal family when it comes to marriage. Princess Diana could not take the heat and walked away from being positioned to be the queen of England. Sarah Ferguson divorced Prince Andrew because she felt she never truly fit in. Both women cited enormous pressure to conform to the ways of the House of Windsor, as well as a lack of privacy from the paparazzi.

Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles appear to have settled into their roles within the house of Windsor and perhaps it’s because they understand what it takes to flow within this family. No matter what really caused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to move to Canada, Meghan Markle will always be seen by many as an interloper who destroyed the kingdom. She may even in time come to believe it herself and one day it could cause serious problems within the marriage. That’s a lot of pressure and time will tell how it impacts Harry and his wife.

Meghan and mother Doria Ragland
Meghan and mother Doria Ragland

Younger generations lack staying power

Statistics bear out that younger married couples today do not have the staying power of older generations. The divorce rate today is higher than at any time n history and younger women and men don’t seem to adhere to the old school marriage vows of “For richer or for poorer, in sickness and in health, for better or for worse, till death do us part. Changing world views related to marriage and divorce have an impact on the decisions that younger married couples make. The resolve of Prince Phillip and the Queen who have been married more than six decades may not resonate with their grandson and his wife.

Royal family greets Archie
Royal family greets Archie

The lure of Hollywood

Meghan Markle was a celebrity who had some pretty risqué sex scenes in the television series Suits. There have already been rumors that she is going to do voice-overs for Disney. When she was active as a senior Royal, she adhered to the conservative dress code of the queen, which was different from her previous style. Now that she is away from the United Kingdom, and not required to conduct herself as the wife of a prince, she may revert to previous behavior patterns. Prince Harry has always been viewed as a rebel, but there is no way to know if he would support his wife going back into the world of acting or not.

Meghan and Suit's costar
Meghan and Suit's costar

The Royal birthright

Prince Harry and his son Archie have Royal blood coursing through their veins. While the Duke of Sussex has always seemed a rebel who knows what will happen in the future. He might miss his life within the House of Windsor and reconsider walking away from it all. He may at some point want his son to fully embrace being a Royal. The rift between the Duke of Sussex and his brother the future King could be mended. Right now wounds are fresh but when the dust settles, Harry might long for the life of privilege that he gave up. Time will tell whether or not the move to Canada will make or break the young couple.

Prince Charles and Prince Harry
Prince Charles and Prince Harry

All the drama combined

The combined drama surrounding Meghan Markle being a biracial American divorced actress, and her being blamed for corrupting Prince Harry could at some point be simply too much. Some will always see her as the commoner who came between Princess Diana’s sons. There is also the fact that the public does not know what injustices she endured from a family and staff that never had a woman of color in the House of Windsor before. Meghan could begin to feel guilty and believe that she did cause problems for the Royal family. During the interview while in Africa the Duchess was clearly emotionally distressed. The added current issues and hate coming her way might prove to be more than she can bear.

There is always the chance that Harry, Meghan, and Archie will thrive in their new surroundings and show the world that this was the best choice for their family. The public can be brutal and unforgiving when it comes to the rich and famous, but it's possible that in time the couple formerly known as His and Her Royal Highness may find happiness as simply Harry and Meghan if given a chance. In reality, the deck is stacked against them, but one never knows for certain how these things will turn out.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2020 Cheryl E Preston

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    • OGUNDARE OLUSEGUN profile image

      OLUSEGUN 

      3 months ago from NIGERIA

      New status changes our lifestyles most times. Good one.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      4 months ago from Roanoke

      thank you.

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      Umesh Chandra Bhatt 

      4 months ago from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India

      Interesting reading. Well analysed. Thanks.

    • Cheryl E Preston profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheryl E Preston 

      4 months ago from Roanoke

      Thank you Margaret that means a lot coming from you.

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      Margaret Minnicks 

      4 months ago from Richmond, VA

      WOW, Cheryl. This article is well written and explained to the letter. I have read and written a lot about Prince Harry and Meghan, but I never considered those thought-provoking points you made. I was taken in by every word I read because I never read anything outlined like that before.

      Hopefully, others will receive your article in the positive way that I received it. I wish the best for Prince Harry and his family like you. I am glad you made that clear in your opening sentence to minimize any negative remarks.

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