After three months of living at Prince Harry’s two bedroom apartment in Kensington Palace, the possibility of having an American princess in the British royal family is most likely to happen. Harry’s pad is just doors away from Prince William and Kate Middleton’s home.
“It comes down to timing,” a source said. “Harry is ready to settle down and Meghan feels the same way. They are both in this for the long haul, they’ve known pretty much from the start. Everything has just fallen into place.”
Since Harry is not the first in line to the throne, he’s been able to live a more colorful life than his older brother but his role still carries a lot of responsibility and can result in a lot of pressure for anyone he dates.
Chelsy Davy, Harry’s ex-girlfriend of seven years, told Times in 2016,”It was so full-on, crazy and scary and uncomfortable. I found it very difficult when it was bad. I couldn’t cope.”
His two-year romance with Cressida Bonas also experienced the same dilemma.
“If or when I do find a girlfriend, I will do my utmost…to ensure that me and her can get to the point where we’re actually comfortable with each other before the massive invasion that is inevitably going to happen into her privacy,” Harry said months before he meets Meghan.
So in November, Harry released a statement to protect Meghan from “a wave of abuse and harassment,” he believed Meghan was very different from the girls he’s dated in the past.
The 35-year-old actress appeared not to be affected despite finding herself in the middle of a tabloid frenzy and in the months after Harry’s public announcement, the romance has deepened and Meghan remained strong and is now Harry’s constant companion.
Her previous experience in the limelight has equipped her with the skills she needs to handle the global media scrutiny she now faces everyday. And there’s been a change in Meghan herself. She’s taken a break from social media. The fame-loving Ms. Markle of the past is now gone.
Meghan is now focused with royal interests. She’s using her platform to highlight inspirational messages and draw attention to biracial issues, instead of sexy selfies and fashion shoots.
It’s part of the princess makeover before she can possibly marry a royal. The actress has proved she is ready for the life of service the monarchy will demand.
A royal insider shared that the couple might got engaged this summer, possibly August or sooner.
Another source revealed that Meghan is determined to make her relationship work.
“She’s at a place in her life where she is ready to settle down and have children,” the source says. “She wasn’t necessarily there in her previous marriage. Harry and Meghan are very aligned in what they want for their future.”
“She knows that a future with Harry will mean refocusing some of the interests and goals she had before they met but she is ready for that,” the source adds.
“She has achieved so much in her life, she’s been a huge success and she is satisfied to be by his side while he fully faces the life he was born into. She can’t wait to start this next chapter with him.”