In recent years, the life of Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, has changed a lot. He went from being single to marrying and giving birth to his son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, in a relationship with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.
Perhaps the greatest adjustment for the Royal was this year, when he and Meghan chose to quit their positions as working royals.
However, without the marriage of his brother, Prince William, to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, all these changes and Harry’s sudden life path would not have occurred.
Previous relationship between Prince Harry
He had a fairly serious relationship with Cressida Bonas from 2012 to 2014, before Harry met Meghan. There was no doubt between Bonas and Harry as to whether she was appropriate for the prince. She came from a very aristocratic family as well. Her mother is the daughter of an English count, Lady Mary-Gaye Curzon, and her father’s family, Jeffrey Bonas, owns a textile factory.
She was widely considered to be a good match for the prince, but after William and Kate married, their on-and-off relationship came to a permanent halt.
Royal expert Robert Lacey reveals in his book, War of Brothers, that after the wedding, Harry and Bonas talked and things ended.
“In 2011, after more comings and goings, she finally decided to leave – and it was, ironically, Kate and William’s grand and glorious wedding that spring that did it for her,” he wrote, according to The Mirror. “According to a friend, she told Harry she could never make the sacrifices she had seen with Kate, especially when it came to framing her life around the unrelenting attention of the press.”
Royal biographer Angela Levin recorded these accounts in her book Harry: Conversations with the Prince.
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She wrote, according to the outlet, “A friend revealed that seeing the size and pomp of this day convinced Chelsy that she and Harry were right to split,” “Although they had a lot in common, she saw clearly that it could never have worked because they were from such different worlds, especially because she valued their privacy and guarded it so carefully.”
First Encounter of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Meghan and Harry met through a mutual friend and went to Dean Street Townhouse in 2016 for their first date.
The date had decidedly gone well.
Harry and Meghan went their separate ways at the end of the evening, which had lasted almost three hours,” Royal writers Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand write in their book “Seeking Freedom: Harry and Meghan and Creating A New Royal Family.” “Despite the obvious attraction between them, there was no kiss goodbye, no anticipation, only a hint that there was something there and they hoped to see.
The two got down to business easily and just a couple of dates later, they were flying together to Africa.
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The book says, “Six weeks later, Harry said he wanted to take her on a trip,” “He told her to arrive in London and he would take care of the rest. After flying in from Toronto, Meghan spent a night with Harry at Kensington Palace before boarding a flight to Johannesburg the next morning.”
They got married in 2018 and they had Archie in 2019, and all of this would never have happened if it was not for the marriage of Prince William and Kate.