Meghan tells harry ‘I’M Worried’
Loved-up Meghan and Prince Harry look set to face their toughest challenge yet
It seemed like a real-life fairytale for Meghan Markle. The actress and Prince Harry, who confirmed their romance in November, seem to be a match made in heaven, with 35-year-old Meghan slipping seamlessly into an ‘under the radar’ royal life. But sources say that behind the smiles there are a few tiny cracks – and they face potentially the toughest challenge of their relationship yet as Love Island wraps up and Harry’s rumoured ex-fling Camilla Thurlow exits the reality show. Could it push the pair to breaking point?
A source tells Look: ‘This is the first time Meghan’s really had to contend with anything to do with Harry’s past in terms of the girls he’s dated, so a few insecurity issues have raised their head.’
Meghan and Harry’s relationship has seemed incredibly smooth up until now. According to reports, when Harry, 32, first clapped eyes on the Suits star in May 2016 while in Toronto promoting the Invictus Games, he was smitten. We’re told the Prince wasn’t drawn just to her looks but her altruism.
Their relationship moved quickly, with Harry making his feelings for Meghan public knowledge in a royal statement issued five months later, in which he referred to her as his ‘girlfriend’ and defended her right to privacy.
What’s more, pals are now expecting an imminent engagement announcement, with sources quietly telling us they believe it will before his 33rd birthday on 15 September.
The pair now never spend a month apart. In fact, last week when they were meant to be on opposite sides of the world, they were actually holed up together at Harry’s Kensington Palace pad Nottingham Cottage, before the actress flew back to Canada for work. Even when they’re apart, they chat regularly on Facetime.
But while they’re in their love bubble, the threat of 27-year-old Camilla exposing Harry’s secrets has left Meghan worried. Camilla, who is an explosives ordnance disposal expert whose work has taken her all over the world, was first linked to Harry in July 2014. The pair were spotted together at Tonteria nightclub in London’s Sloane Square, shortly after his split from Cressida Bonas.
A source says: ‘Meghan’s a really confident and successful girl, but she’s only human and when Harry’s ex is being talked about everywhere she finds it massively uncomfortable.
‘Harry keeps reassuring her, but it’s obviously hard for them both. They’ve tried to keep things going at a steady pace, quietly, but Camilla will be in demand and no matter how discreet she is about her past with Harry it’s inevitably going to keep raising its head every time she makes a public appearance or gives an interview.’
Camilla even hinted before she went into the Love Island villa that she might open up about the Prince, also commenting on the fact that he once dated the show’s host Caroline Flack.
She told Look: ‘I hope it’s not weird with Caroline. I’m excited to meet her. She’s a great role model. I don’t know if she would want to talk about it [her romance with Harry] – I’ll cross that bridge when I come to it.’
It’s not just the Love Island connection Meghan has to worry about. Harry’s ‘party prince’ alter-ego re-emerged last week as he watched The Killers at the Barclaycard British Summer Time Hyde Park festival. He entertained a host of friends in the VIP terrace, away from members of the public, and seemed on top form as he sipped Heineken beer and posed for selfies with the group. Fair play, Harry. Our source adds: ‘Harry keeps telling Meghan to focus on them as a couple and their plans together – he wants her to put everything else out of her head. However, it’s easier said than done.’
Meghan knows Camilla will be in demand
Harry was on fine form at the BST festival in London’s Hyde Park
(Above:) Meghan celebrates Suits’ 100th episode. (Below:) Harry at the Dunkirk film premiere
Our fave Islander, Camilla Thurlow