Prince Harry and Meghan Markle may be heading to the altar soon despite dating for just a few months. The prince reportedly wants to marry his girlfriend this year and the Queen approved.
It was revealed that since Pippa Middleton’s wedding has taken place already, Prince Harry has started to prepare for his own engagement, New Idea magazine reported.
“He was very conscious of not stealing her thunder and upsetting the Middleton family, and so wanted to make sure that wedding was out of the way before releasing a formal statement,” a source from Kensington Palace said.
It was further said that announcement is in the offing as the Queen has also given Prince Harry and Meghan’s engagement her blessing. Also, the royal matriarch has already asked her staff to arrange the engagement of her grandson.
“She believes Harry and Meghan are crucial to the monarchy and is just so happy about this wedding. She really adores Meghan and thinks she will make a lovely princess and ambassador,” the insider said on why the Queen is fully supporting this union.
Prince Harry is also making sure that Meghan is getting along well with his family. In fact, the prince has been taking her to the events like weddings and parties so she can be acquainted with his royal family.
Sources divulged that the prince originally wanted to propose to Meghan Markle in October. However, he decided not to wait that long and just pop the question sooner.
“He’s really in a rush to get a ring on her finger before she changes her mind and heads back home to Canada,” one source shared.
Further, Harry feels uneasy with wedding planning and aside from the normal details of the ceremony and reception, he already went ahead and included house hunting in his schedule.
The Daily Star reported that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are looking around in Norfolk because the former wants a home near Prince William and Duchess Kate’s Amner Hall mansion.
The home does not have to be too big or grandiose but it needs to have a sprawling land so the prince can set up a polo field. Having this style of home is Harry’s ultimate dream.
— The Sun (@TheSun) May 28, 2017
At any rate, while it was said that Queen Elizabeth approves of Meghan for her grandson, it was rumored that it is a different story with Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall. There were claims that she does not favor the idea of the Suits actress becoming part of the royal family, so she has been badmouthing Meghan Markle.
“She can see that the public are loving Harry’s romance with Meghan. She was the one behind the whispers that the dress Meghan wore to Pippa’s wedding was inappropriate. But Harry’s having none of it.”
After learning about this, Harry allegedly gave Camilla a stern warning and asked her to back off. The two do not have a really good relationship from the start so this is not a surprise.
Meanwhile, Celebrity Dirty Laundry noted that Camilla Parker-Bowles has been busy looking for a suitable wife for Prince Harry. The Duchess of Cornwall knows that her husband Prince Charles would be happy to see his youngest son settling down with the right girl so she is trying her best to find a fitting princess.
Then again, it is apparent that Prince Harry prefers to find his own wife, so Camilla should just stop meddling with his love life. Perhaps, a hidden reason why the Duchess of Cornwall is determined to search for Harry’s wife is just so she can have someone who will align under Team Camilla?
Observers say that since she cannot really win the full support of Prince William or Kate Middleton, then finding Harry’s wife who will be beside her is a good move. This is especially true if the future bride is someone from her circle. If all goes well, this will help her secure her position within the royal sphere.
[Featured Image by Joe Giddins-WPA Pool/Getty Images]