Reconsidering Royal Romance?
She might look loved-up with Prince Harry but the backlash has started
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of hearts breaking – brought on by these photos of Prince Harry hand-in-hand with Meghan Markle, the woman predicted to be our next princess. Sob.
OK, we might be getting ahead of ourselves (technically, Meg would be a duchess) but our royal connections have told us that the 35-year-old actress and Harry, 32, who’ve been dating since November, are besotted with each other. A fan who spotted the pair in London this week revealed they were ‘smiling, laughing and holding hands’. Aww.
But despite their loved-up exterior, the huge online backlash against Meghan means she’s apparently rethinking her options. ‘She’s so happy,’ one source close to her tells us, adding: ‘But while she knew there might be some negativity surrounding her relationship, she’s taken aback by how personal it is.’
‘Bitch, he’s mine’ and ‘that slutty actress’ are just some of the vile tweets aimed at her. Now she’s reportedly worried that her high profile union might have an effect on her professional image, especially as ratings for the latest series of Suits have dropped.
‘I’ve never wanted to be a lady who lunches; I’ve always wanted to be a woman who works,’ Meghan says in an article on her lifestyle website Thetig.com. ‘She’s fiercely protective of her career,’ adds our source.
Despite that, friends say the star won’t be forced into any big decisions just yet. ‘She’s been spending time doing normal things with Harry,’ says another source. ‘They’re really close, but she’s just got her concerns about such a public romance.’
However, their relationship might soon come under even more scrutiny. Meghan’s break from filming her show has been extended and she’s apparently scored an invite to Pippa Middleton’s wedding on 20 May, meaning the possibility of their first public engagement.
As for the wedding rumours surrounding her and Harry, our sources have revealed it’s not on the table… yet. And while there’s been speculation that the maybe-future royal has been sporting an ‘H’ ring, it’s actually just a stackable design from her friend’s London-based company Missoma. Boo! We’ll just continue to watch the story of the cutest couple ever unfold, then…
Meghan’s on a break from filming US show Suits. (Below:) ‘The ring’