Prince Harry and Meghan Markle never miss an opportunity to present themselves, but their fifth wedding anniversary went uncommented. What is behind the new reluctance?
Montecito – There was a lot of love in the air when Meghan Markle (41) and Prince Harry (38) tied the knot on a bright day at St. George's Chapel in Windsor. May 19, 2018 left the dusty monarchy behind and turned full of hope to the young royals, who not only rejected the tradition of arranged marriage with their pure love marriage. A lot has happened since the bright day of the wedding.
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The couple relinquished their royal duties, moved to sunny California with son Archie (4), had daughter Lilibet (1) and publicly worked through the royal past in interviews, documentaries and books. While the royal family had to work their increasingly battered image, first with Queen Elizabeth II (96, † 2022) and now King Charles III (74) at the helm, Harry and Meghan devoted themselves to their various projects and otherwise showed themselves inseparable.
This is also emphasized by Grant Harrold (45), the king's former butler. The two are "best friends" who always "work as a team", he recounted his observations in the "Express". Even physically, the duke and duchess often seemed like a symbiotic unit and never tired of proving it at every opportunity. While fans waited for a personal message of love from Meghan and Harry on their wedding anniversary, they passed the time with sweet collages to celebrate the duke and duchess.
Harry and Meghan's chase in New York
Was the couple chased by paparazzi like Princess Diana (36, † 1997), as it let it be known in the media, or do you believe the taxi driver Sukhcharn Singh, who assessed the ride at BBC.com as not exceptionally dangerous.
"It's a bit strange, and it's certainly been noticed by people as well."
"It was the new chapter of the royal family," Bronte Coy said of Meghan and Harry, who had spread optimism for the future of the royal family with their wedding and flaunting love. Today she said: "How times have changed." © Aaron Chown/dpa & Ian Vogler/dpa
But no kind word, no picture, no video, no sweet surprise from Prince Harry or Meghan Markle ended the wait until today. The fact that the couple of the overused media presence par excellence does not publicly celebrate their special milestone is not only "very strange" to Bronte Coy of News.com.au. "Interestingly, they didn't celebrate the event at all," she notes. "I would say they might opt for privacy, but that doesn't really fit in with recent events," Bronte Coy said on Sky News Australia's 'The Royal Report'.
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The expert is alluding to the shiny gold appearance in the Duchess of Sussex's $12,000 outfit in New York, which ended in a car chase that left many question marks unanswered. The violet wedding or wooden wedding, as it is popularly called, is still two years away from the famous darn 7th wedding anniversary. "It's only been five years, but it feels like we've lived several lifetimes since our wedding night," Coy philosophizes about the phenomenon. Whether calculation, lack of love or a change of heart is behind the change in behavior, she can only speculate. Sources used: bbc.com, Instagram, skynews.com.au, express.co.uk