MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry both share a heartbreaking past trauma that will effect their own relationship and how they resolve problems in their marriage, according to a royal expert.
Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry married in their stunning May 2018 royal wedding. Just under a year later, the beaming couple welcomed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor into the Royal Family. Although the Duke and Duchess of Sussex seem to be going from strength to strength, a royal expert raised a heartbreaking reason why they may have to navigate some difficulties building a happy marriage together.
Podcast “Royals”, from Australian magazine New Idea, heard from royal expert Angela Mollard in an episode which first aired in July.
Ms Mollard said: “I think they have to have a marriage that is stronger than most, and I think that’s going to be very, very hard.
“The reason I think it’s going to be hard is that neither of them have had a model of a successful relationship.
“I don’t like the phrase ‘broken family’, but they haven’t seen people solve their problems.
“That’s not their model of a mum and dad, solving issues.”
Prince Charles and Princess Diana had an infamously difficult married life, that ended with their acrimonious divorce in 1996.
Meghan’s parents, meanwhile, divorced when the future Duchess was six years old, in 1988.
Ms Mollard added: “I’m not saying that that’s going to mean that their marriage won’t work out.
“I just think that they will have to work really hard, with a lot of pressures that most people don’t endure, to make sure that they focus on their relationship staying really strong.
“I know that Harry has had a lot of counselling in the wake of his mother’s death, and I hope they have the support around them to guide them through the next stage.”
She said: “If Harry does have any sense, he will rely on William and that relationship will be repaired going forward.
“He does have tremendous wisdom as a brother, so fingers crossed.”
Ms Mollard also gave an unusual reason why now is a crucial time for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in their relationship.
She said: “I’ve been thinking about this a lot, because three years is generally understood by relationship psychologists and counsellors to be the point where you move out of the limerence phase.”
She explained: “Limerence is deeper than infatuation, but it’s the beginning of a relationship where it’s all butterflies and you laugh together all the time and you’re very amenable.