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Prince Harry’s rumoured girlfriend should not expect privacy

Royal Central’s Senior Reporter, Kelli Finger recently expressed her opinion that the media should leave Prince Harry’s private life alone. Although I agree with some of the points she makes, I am going to pay devil’s advocate here.

Prince William and then, Kate Middleton had it good. They were studying at St Andrews during their blossoming relationship and with William being under protection from the media while he was at school, they could allow their bond to grow without the world watching. Once the graduated there was still many years until Kate married into the family and time for her to adjust to the life that William only knew. Whoever Prince Harry is to marry, she will too have to adjust to becoming a worldwide sensation.

Harry’s newest rumoured girlfriend may be a television star but The Express noted how Meghan Markle was a household name in North America after joining the cast of “Suits”, but most people I have talked to had never heard of her. Either way, even if she was a household name over here, nothing even comes close to the fame she has now as a potential love of Prince Harry, nevermind what would come if she married the 5th-in-line to the throne.

Meghan needs to experience now what will come if she marries Harry, the good and the bad. Being part of the Royal Family can bring some wonderful advantages and for humanitarian Meghan, it is a greater platform for her work. Yet, there is the bad side. The gossip has already started and it hasn’t even been a week since the story broke about them dating. There will be a lifetime of this and nothing compared to the gossip that surrounds a telly star. Sure they need private time and spying on them is wrong, but they are both public figures and interest surrounds their life.

Anyone who goes into the world of acting or modeling knows well what stardom brings. From day one you are to create a brand, an image that people can relate to, Meghan has already done this. Now that is has been leaked that she and Harry are an item, even more eyes are on her. If she wanted to have her relationship with him quiet she would stay quiet, not send out cryptic Instagram pictures of bananas spooning that she knows will only getting the media talking.  As well, if Harry really wanted complete privacy he would talk to her about this. Kate understood this aspect, it was not until her engagement to William that we heard her talk for the first time. Her ability to stay mum was part of what made her such a great fit for the Royal Family.

Lastly, Meghan or whoever Harry may wed, will be a role model for young girls and boys across the globe. I can’t say if Meghan will be a good role model (I don’t know enough about her yet) but we will get to know her in time and unless one of you has her phone number it will be through what the media tells us. Not the tabloids, the fact-based papers. We have all made mistakes in our past and can be forgiven for them but too many mistakes is a sign of something bigger. Although so far I have to say I am in her camp, university degree, lifestyle blogger, actress, humanitarian, she almost seems too good to be true.

You can’t be some of the most famous people in the world and have complete privacy either. Somethings just don’t go together.

Do you agree? Should Prince Harry and Meghan Markle expect privacy? Let us know in the comments: 

  • Eljay

    They both have the right to privacy but it would be hopelessly unrealistic of them to expect it.

  • Karen119

    A) I’m an American and I’ve never heard of her.
    B) They’ve been “dating” (supposedly anyway) for about ten minutes. Can we leave them alone?
    C) Isn’t she a little old for Harry?

  • Mr. Christian

    I especially appreciated that the Duchess of Cambridge, whose mother had worked at Bletchly Park during World War II, was given SAS training for escape and evasion driving; how to deal with kidnapping, etc. apart from questions of Royal dress, deportment and the usual grooming. I have been impressed by her care of her young children, even in matters of how they are kept from paparazzi. Unfortunately Prince Williams’ mother had not been given the extra training, as he did Princess Katherine. Princess Diana had some thoughts that she would die in a car crash, that she wrote to Burrell.

  • myrna

    Hope not true between them wMhegan bold star actress many movies shes naked having sex with many guys, shes annoying and noisy media, how can harry trust her for future is shes faithfull n honest because of her job bold star.. and if you ask me better harry look for someone really princess quite simple like kate and diana, her attitude is not title as wife harry to be.. hope not too late for Prince Harry no rush, think good.. she can eat you one day mark my word..

  • lac

    Privacy is one thing. Intrusion of privacy is another. There is a time and place for photo shoots, not long range lenses into private living areas.

  • Marlene Sheehan

    She won’t become a member of the royal family, she’s just not classy enough. If she is sending out pictures of bananas spooning now, then she will eventually kiss and tell.

    • Pamela

      I agree. Ms. Markle should have kept quiet about the alleged relationship.

    • Emmalisa Tilli

      I totes agree!!!

  • Deanne Masters

    I agree with this article, I now feel this is over and there is no relationship, once you start doing what she has done, door slammed shut. She is a tell all book in the making. Bring a princess takes more than acting skill, it’s a way of life that most mere mortals can’t do. Self proclaimed brash American that will have her say and lastly,won’t give away the milk for free. What’s that supposed to mean, another hint hint.

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