Shared Heartbreak: Meghan Markle And Prince Harry Bonded Over Similar Childhood Trauma
March 23, 2018 11:43 By Fabiosa
A lot has been said about Meghan Markle's blind date introduction to Prince Harry. But, it is often overlooked that the pair very likely bonded over their similar backgrounds.
Their relationship so far
Markle and Harry have a relationship that has been called revolutionary because the American citizen is mixed race. Their relationship first became public in October 2016, after a friend of Harry's confirmed that they had been going serious for two months.
In that time, they went on a Safari in Botswana. A trip that caused people to speculate that Harry would pop the question. Although, they kept their relationship under the radar, Markle, there were rare sightings of them and Meghan referred to Harry as her boyfriend in a Vanity Fair interview.
The couple finally announced their engagement in November 2017 after they had been dating for about 15 months.
Bonding over shared family history?
When news of their relationship was first made public, there were racist statements targeted at Markle. Kensington Palace released a statement condemning the vitriol directed at Harry's girlfriend.
When they announced their engagement, comments were made that the former Suits actress was from a broken home. The comments overlooked the fact the couple was both products of broken homes. And that naturally, this was something that would connect them.
Markle's parents divorced when she was 11 and Harry's famous parents had a very public split before his mother's death in 1997.
The pair has spoken about finding a connection in their shared passion to make the world better. They are passionate about working with the Commonwealth. But, it is possible that their family history was something that helped them find common ground as well.
Wedding bells soon
As their May 19th wedding approaches, Markle has been making great inroads with the Royal family. She recently got baptized in a private ceremony at the Church of England, with Harry by her side.
In addition, the soon-to-be royal joined the Harry, William and Kate Middleton at the inaugural Royal Foundation Forum.
This outing was closely followed by her biggest royal duty yet. For the Commonwealth day service, she joined the entire family, including the Queen and her father-in-law, at Westminster Abbey.
Her highly anticipated wedding to Harry will hold at the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.