Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are getting ready for what many people call the wedding of the century on May 19. While most fans are excited, others are a bit worried about all the media coverage about the couple.
In the latest development, Princess Diana’s biographer Andrew Morton is set to publish a book titled Meghan, A Hollywood Princess on April 17 covering the first marriage of the American actress.
Markle married Hollywood producer Trevor Engelson in 2011 before she got her big break on the series Suits. The 36-year-old humanitarian also worked on the game show Deal or No Deal at the time.
Since Suits required for the couple to live apart, the actress had to be in New York and Canada, Markle and Engelson thought they could still make the marriage work. However, they were wrong, and two years after they tied the knot, it was already over.
According to the author, Markle announced the end of the marriage “out of the blue” and Engelson was shocked by the move. Morton writes: “Trevor went from cherishing Meghan to, as one friend observed, ‘feeling like he was a piece of something stuck to the bottom of her shoe.’”
The information coming out about the stunning divorcee will probably not reassure the royal family that is not familiar with that kind of situation.
Today Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle visited Belfast for their first official joint visit to Northern Ireland. During their visit, the couple spoke to the young leaders of a peace-building initiative, Amazing the Space, and some of Northern Ireland’s brightest young entrepreneurs at Catalyst Inc HQ. The couple also learnt about the history of Belfast, visiting @NationalTrust’s The Crown Liquor Saloon and the iconic @TitanicBelfast, seen here, which tells the story of the Titanic.
Until very recently, British royals were not allowed to wed people who had gotten a divorce. In 2002, a change of direction was announced which opened the door for the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The media is looking for clues everywhere to find out how Queen Elizabeth II really feels about Markle. For example, last month, she called Prince Harry her “most dearly beloved grandson,” and failed to preface Markle’s name in a declaration, and many saw this as a small dig.
A royal insider shared with Life & Style: “Meghan is extremely outspoken and has already broken some royal rules. The queen is concerned that her grandson’s fiancée isn’t prepared or experienced enough for what lies ahead.”
However, it might not have been the case, and commentators read too much into the Queen’s statement. Apparently, the fact Markle is American made it impossible for Elizabeth II to acknowledge her differently.
CNN commentator Victoria Arbiter recently told the Insider: “It’s royal protocol not to use adjectives on a non-citizen in an official statement. In a nutshell, the lack of adjectives before Meghan’s name was because she is not a citizen of a Commonwealth Realm where the Queen is head of state. At no point would the Queen use such an opportunity to slight Meghan.”
Some commenters believe that this new book could make some noise.