When Prince Harry made his relationship with American Meghan Markle public, the world was hopeful for their beloved Prince Harry. For his entire life, Prince Harry has been a media darling; from his birth to his toddler years, to walking behind his mother’s casket after her tragic loss, to navigating his teen years, to growing into a respectable young man. The world has watched Harry grow up, and when had found the love of his life in Meghan Markle, the world was thrilled.
As Royal fans, we can watch from the sidelines as members of the world’s most iconic family live out what seems to be a fairytale. But it’s the members of the family themselves who truly know every nook and cranny of their reality. For Prince Harry, his closest members are his father, his brother, his sister-in-law, and his grandmother.
When Meghan Markle came into Prince Harry’s life, they saw the happiest and hopeful side of Harry they had ever seen. After the catastrophic loss of his mother, Princess Diana, in 1997, Harry had appeared as though he was always on the hunt for happiness. Many outsiders feared that the happiness he was looking for had left with his mother, and it’s likely that even insiders feared that as well.
In 2016, Meghan Markle stepped onto the scene with Harry and the world was shocked. Their love story unfolded privately and after a year and half of dating long-distance, the couple officially announced their engagement in November 2017.
Immediately, rumors swirled of the couple not being approved by Harry’s family. In the months leading up to the May 19th nuptials, Harry and Meghan remained focused on their relationship while critics encouraged issues and drama.
In the weeks leading up to the wedding, Meghan’s family became quite vocal about their strained relationship with the bride. Thomas Markle was one of the most concerned members of Meghan’s family and went back on worth on whether or not he would even make it to the wedding. Just days before the wedding, Thomas Markle allegedly suffered a heart attack and underwent emergency open-heart surgery.
Then, the biggest question remained: Who would walk Meghan down the aisle?
Without any hesitation, Prince Charles stepped in. He offered to walk Meghan down the last part of the aisle. During the May 19th ceremony, Prince Charles was beaming as he escorted his soon-to-be daughter-in-law down. It was a powerful moment in history.
Now, nearly four months after that beautiful day, Prince Charles has finally revealed his feelings about his son’s bride and his words couldn’t be more beautiful. In the wake of a rumored “Cold War” between Prince Charles, Prince William, and Prince Harry, Prince Charles happily revealed that “The best thing to have happened" to his youngest son. After a life of seeking happiness, he’s finally found it in Meghan.