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At first redundancy, it seems difficult to find some similarities between Prince Harry New Marriage with Meghan Markle and the union shared by his parents.
First of all, they seem to like each other. And although it seems clear they were convinced that they were about three years when Harry swept Suits the actress to Botswana, one of the places he loves most, they spent an extra 1
6 months together to be completely safely.
Contrary to Prince Charles suggested 19-year-old primary school teacher Lady Diana Spencer 1981, they had only 13 dates. “He was not in agreement with his abilities,” Princess Diana had told her talescoach. “He would call me every day for a week, then would not talk to me for three weeks. It’s very strange. I thought,” Good. He knows where I am if he wants me. “But every time he called, she struggled to hide her joy:” The excitement when he used to call was so huge and intense. It would drive the three other girls in my apartment crazy. “
And while the attention was trained on Meghan during her jail with Harry was even more intense than she had expected.” I think you can have as many calls as you want and try to prepare as much as possible, but we were completely unprepared for what happened after that. “Harry shared his post-engagement chat with the BBC in the period after revealing that she was officially her girlfriend – at least she could be easily aware of that her charming prince would probably never be king.
But Diana was too acutely aware of what she registered for when Charles pulled out the oversized sapphire for a few months into the romance. According to Andrew Morton’s 1992 book Diana : Her true story she laughed at her original suggestion and asked him to answer: “You realize that one day you will be Queen.” Diana’s reaction, Morton said, where to think of himself: “You will not be queen, but you have a tough role.”
She was not wrong. Three plus decades later, their turbulent union is well documented, with their marriage simply not surviving Charles’s continued love for his true love in his life, Camilla Parker Bowles . And although there is no indication Harry and Meghan are heading to the same tragic end, or something ends at all, really, their beginning is remarkably similar.
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True, both women were under an enormous pressure in the lead to their promise, about 37 years apart. Endless speculation over the dress and watching as their faces were emblazoned on everything from memorial china to souvenir cups to kitchen towels and the knowledge that millions of people around the world would match – and inevitably judge – the most important and special day of their lives would have wearing any bride.
But both were determined not to lose in the process. Just 20 at the time of her July 1981 wedding, Diana refused to go one step behind Charles and had a little bit about the bride to convince her to “obey” her husband, far from promises. Although controversial at that time, it took away completely when the traditional Anglican promises were rewritten in 2000, and neither Kate Middleton or Meghan had incorporated it for its day in the church.
Meghan made a statement that went one step further when she compiled her thoroughly modern wedding ceremony. Tapping the Rev. Michael Bruce Curry – Episcopal Church’s first black presidency bishop – to give a sad preaching to the words of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and having an overwhelming black gospel choir performing a moving show of “Stand By Me” is seen as her way to celebrate both sides of her American heritage and sent an important message of inclusivity.
Although both women were considered nervous (Diana even mixed her new husband name, vowing to “take you Philip Charles Arthur George” rather than Charles Philip Arthur) on their wedding days, any anxiety was trumped by waves of pure happiness. “It was several times when I was dangerously close to crying from the happy joy over everything,” Charles told a cousin, per Lady Colin Campbell 1998 Book The Real Diana . “It was heaven, amazing, wonderful, though I was so nervous as I walked up the hallway as I swore my knees would hit and sound.”
Unlike Harry and Meghan, who celebrated with a series of bold faces, including Serena Williams and a Casamigos slinging George Clooney Charles and Diana jumped over his queen Elizabeth II -heated evening reception to get a jump on her honeymoon, a working journey of varieties that required them to constitute many press photos along the way. Traveling in an open cart, affixed with a “Just Married” sign, they were herded to Waterloo Station where they took a train to Broadlands and boarded the Royal Yacht Britannia for a two-week cruise around the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea before landing at Balmoral, the royal family’s Scottish residence.
While correspondence announced last year was revealed, Diana wrote to his personal secretary Jane Parsons that vacation was “a perfect opportunity to go to sleep”, the extended trip was not completely relaxing. At each stop, newlyweds were expected to wave and smile for photographers, a happy facade that they did not necessarily maintain between the ports. Even though their boat was occupied by up to 200 employees, they did not go in big lengths to hide their dissatisfaction. While Charles hoped she would ward off her days reading and painting, Diana preferred to spend her time swimming and sunbathing, resisting her groom’s devotion to watercolors and Laurens van der Post books.
Even worse, Penny Junor detailed in his book Hertiginalen: The Untold Story was the time a photograph of Camilla released from the Charles diary. “Another time,” Junor continued. “When they were formal dress for dinner, she noticed that the prince had a pair of gold cufflinks engraved with intertwined Cs.”
Like in Charles and … yes, not Diana.
When the newlyweds landed in Scotland, their romance was not things of fairy tales. In The Real Diana Campbell fights hard where Diana would scream at the top of his lungs and throw Charles books across the room.
However, Diana insisted in his famous 1995 after separation interview with the BBC’s Martin Bashir that their early days were relatively happy if they were more stressful. “We were a newly married couple, so obviously we also had the pressure and we had the media, which was totally fascinated by everything we did,” she explained. “And it was hard to share that strain, because I was the one who always stood before me, if it was my clothes, what I said, what my hair did, everything – which was a pretty dull topic actually. It has been exhausted under years – when it really was what we wanted to be, what we wanted to support was our work and as a team. “
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