While the world patiently waits for Prince Harry to propose to his girlfriend, Meghan Markle, another royal family member has revealed why he thinks the Suits star would make the perfect addition to the British monarchy.
According to Prince Albert of Monaco, Meghan’s acting background will greatly help her adapt to royal life in the future. “[My late mother, Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco], said being an actress did prepare you a little. It familiarized you a little with the press. But the press was a little more respectful in those days. The press, mostly the photographers, seems to have changed,” the 59-year-old royal recently told People.
Harry (left) and Meghan (right). (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Mom taught us that you have to do all you can to protect your private life. But you also have to face the press at some points. When we went on family holidays together, we would take an hour on the first morning and give that to the photographers. We let them have that hour and in return, they would let us go on with our lives during the vacation. Giving them a little time seemed to work then. Maybe it still will,” Albert continued, referencing his own royal upbringing in Monaco.
Albert assured Harry and Meghan — who began dating 13 months ago — “are doing a pretty good job so far” with their highly-publicized royal romance. “[It’s] a pretty tough act. Especially in the British royal family, which is scrutinized by the press as no one’s been,” he added.
“[They] seem to be having a good deal of success so far, [but] sooner or later, she’s going to have to face the full onslaught. I can’t imagine how that will be on them, on her,” Albert continued. “Being an actress, in a way, gets you a little prepared but nothing really can prepare you for the constant pace of [royal life]. Particularly now that the pace has changed so much. It’s hard for anyone to handle.”
“It was difficult for [my wife], Charlene, to handle. I can’t imagine the difference now with the increased pace of news and social media. They seem to be doing okay for now. The only kind of advice I can offer is the British expression, ‘Keep calm and carry on,'” he said.
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