Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle has taken the world by storm. In a case of history repeating itself, the story of a royal falling for a Hollywood starlet is something many would be familiar with. In the 50s, the world was wowed when Prince Rainier fell head over heels for Grace Kelly. At the time, and for decades to come, it was one of the most celebrated romances the world had ever seen.
Prince Albert, who knows a thing or two about relationships in the spotlight, followed a similar suit, marrying celebrated Olympian Princess Charlene.
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Speaking to People about Harry and Meghan, he mused that the pair “are doing a pretty good job so far.” He continued to say that mastering both press and protocol in the public eye “is a pretty tough act — especially in the British royal family, which is scrutinized by the press as no one’s been.”
“They seem to be having a good deal of success,” he told the publication, but added that “sooner or later, [Meghan's] going to have to face the full onslaught.”
Comparing the Suits star to his mother, Albert remarked, “I can’t imagine how that will be on them, on her. Being an actress, in a way, gets you a little prepared, but nothing really can prepare you for the constant pace of it — particularly now that the pace has changed so much. It’s hard for anyone to handle.”
“Mom said being an actress did prepare you a little,” Albert said. “It familiarized you with the press. But the press was a little more respectful in those days. The press — mostly the photographers — seems to have changed.”
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Speaking of his wife, he confessed, “It was difficult for Charlene to handle. I can’t imagine the difference now with the increased pace of news and social media.”
The royal did leave the young couple with some sage British guidance: "The only kind of advice I can offer is the British expression, ‘Keep calm and carry on.’”
Well said, Albert, well said.
This post was written by Chloe Lal. For more, check out our sister site Now To Love.
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