“Operation Princess” has commenced as Buckingham Palace prepares Prince Harry’s intended American actress Meghan Markle for life in the royal family. Why is the royal family dictating her acting career before an engagement has been formally announced?
Already, “The Firm,” the nickname Brits use for the royal family, has already taken the lead on Meghan Markle’s acting career.
Quick to work, they have been responsible for reducing Markle’s Suits “publicity commitments.” In what the Daily Mail describes as “clearing of the decks,” this is part of what they are calling “Operation Princess.” This means that Markle will be required to keep her new royal personal life private.
Just recently, the royal solicitor firm for Prince Charles, William, and Harry has been asked to represent the Suits actress. Apparently, the royals are now dictating Markle’s acting career, which is something that Markle had to be willing to relinquish in order to become betrothed to Prince Harry, now fifth in line to the British throne.
Many surmise that Markle’s recent interview with Vanity Fair, admitting they are a couple and openly confessing her love for Harry, was her last such public exposure to any sort of magazine.
Although some insiders felt that too much personal information was given out, others say that the actress felt that she had a “professional responsibility” to her Suits bosses to do such an interview.
On the other hand, the Daily Beast reported that the interview was a “soft launch” before the official engagement announcement.
From now on the palace is taking charge, and they will dictate what sorts of interviews she conducts and types of photos she takes.
These changes are being made early in anticipation for Prince Harry’s return to Toronto. This is where the Los Angeles native now lives and works. And Toronto is where the Invictus Games will be held on September 23.
The Invictus Games, created by Prince Harry, is an international Paralympic-style event for wounded, injured, or sick members of the armed services. It is expected that this will be the first official public engagement for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Speaking of engagements, is the loved-up couple already secretly engaged?
The When Sparks Fly actress and Prince Harry spent early August on a three-week, romantic trip through Botswana that ended at the majestic Victoria Falls. The Mail on Sunday has revealed that the couple has “stalled” an official engagement announcement to avoid overshadowing the 20-year anniversary of Princess Diana’s death.
For this entire year, Harry and William have been speaking out about their mother and sharing what happened after they found out their mother was tragically killed in a Paris car accident in 1997.
The royal brothers, along with Kate Middleton, held a special memorial at Althorp, where Princess Diana is buried, on July 1, which would have been Diana’s 56th birthday.
It should be noted that Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s announcement of a new royal baby was made now because Kate would be missing from some recently announced royal engagements due to her serious morning sickness. Royal watchers were already expecting such a royal baby announcement because the Duchess was recently admitted to the hospital.
Although a formal engagement announcement has not yet been made, the couple is still moving forward. Recently, Meghan Markle formally met Charles and Camilla, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.
Insiders say that Charles is extremely happy that Harry has found someone and looks forward to his younger son settling down.
“Harry’s father is just keen for him to settle down and be happy.”
What do you think about “Operation Princess”? What do you imagine American actress Meghan Markle has to learn before she can properly marry Prince Harry? Do you think that the royal family limiting Meghan Markle’s acting career is expected because of tradition, or do you think that the royal family is too intrusive? Please share your thoughts and opinions below!
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