Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently became parents. Their son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, born on May 6, 2019, is seventh in line for succession. The royal couple has garnered attention from the dawn of their relationship and this is no different.
Why Meghan Markle was accepted for marriage but not others before her?
The royal source revealed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s marriage was possible as she didn’t do one thing. Some actions and choices are taken into consideration before welcoming a spouse in the royal family. True to conventions the royal family has set certain standards for spouses to the royalty, one of them related to previous marriages.
Meghan Markle is a divorcee, split up from her former husband of two years Trevor Engelson citing irreconcilable differences. The producer-actress couple married in a beach ceremony in 2011 parting ways in 2013.
Previously the royals were not allowed to marry divorcees or risk losing the throne. In 1936, Edward VIII lost succession to his younger brother for marrying an American divorcee Wallis Simpson.
The Duchess of Sussex additionally did not have any ‘baggage’ from her previous marriage. The Royal expert revealed that a child from her previous marriage would have ended any possibility of her and Prince Harry’s marriage. The situation would have become awkward. Now that they have an heir who could succeed like other royal kids the issue does not matter.
We could now not imagine the royal couple without each other! Not even going in that line.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were in a relationship for 16 months after which they decided to tie the knot. They got married in May 2018 with the Royal Highness’s blessing.
Prince Harry asked permission from his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, as is in line to succeed the throne.
There were speculations about the future of their relation as Meghan Markle is a famous American actress renowned for her part in ‘Suits‘. Paparazzi trails the royal family, limelight on their every move.
The couple receives criticism but they stay strong. The royal couple like to keep their private life hushed.
We are thankful that the conventions have provided a leeway to see the romantic couple married and hopefully enjoying their domestic bliss.