Prince Harry: Engaged to Meghan Markle! Sort Of!
According to the latest issue of OK! Weekly, we can remove the question mark in THIS HEADLINE.
Because, according to the latest issue of OK! Weekly, it has finally happened and it is very much official:
Prince Harry is engaged to Meghan Markle!
We emphasize again: according to the latest issue of OK! Weekly, that is.
An anonymous source, who the tabloid swears is a real person who actually knows stuff, shouts on the above cover that Markle is on track to be England’s first “American Princess.”
This same insider even describes the way in which Harry asked for Markle’s hand in marriage.
“The prince asked Meghan to marry him over a glass of champagne,” alleges the magazine, adding:
“He was worried she would think he was being rash, but she said yes right away. It wasn’t a formal proposal, but a sweet, intimate pledge of their commitment to each other.”
Wait… it was NOT a formal proposal?
And yet the two are “engaged,” this same publication swears?
And the Queen herself even picked out the “antique family ring” for Markle, if the above cover is to be believed?
We smell something amiss here.
And not just because this same tabloid once claimed Harry was engaged to Cressida Bonas, despite no such engagement ever taking place…
We’re on to you, OK! Weekly!
Still, even if Harry and Markle have no plans to wed any time too soon, that doesn’t mean the relationship isn’t serious.
Heck, Harry has met Markle’s dad!
And Markle has met members of the Royal Family as well, as she’s spending a majority of her time overseas in London these days.
Best known for her role as Rachel on the USA Network, Markle met Harry last spring while the latter was in Toronto for a charity event and the former was filming her popular series.
Meghan than shared many photos of her time in England on Instagram over the summer, although she never mentioned that she was dating the handsome prince while taking trips to that country.
Finally, in September, the exciting cat was finally out of the romantic bag.
Ever since, paparazzi have been following the couple around as much as possible, while wedding and even baby speculation has run rampant.
There was some tension at the outset of the romance, however.
Not between Harry and Markle; between Markle and idiots online who harassed her and insulted her.
Harry even took the rare approach of addressing his relationship in public, issuing a statement through a palace spokesperson that basically told everyone to shut the heck up.
“The past week has seen a line crossed. His girlfriend, Meghan Markle, has been subject to a wave of abuse and harassment,” the open letter read in November.
It continued as follows:
Some of this has been very public – the smear on the front page of a national newspaper; the racial undertones of comment pieces; and the outright sexism and racism of social media trolls and web article comments.
Some of it has been hidden from the public – the nightly legal battles to keep defamatory stories out of papers; her mother having to struggle past photographers in order to get to her front door; the attempts of reporters and photographers to gain illegal entry to her home and the calls to police that followed; the substantial bribes offered by papers to her ex-boyfriend; the bombardment of nearly every friend, co-worker, and loved one in her life
And it concluded perfectly:
It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm.
He knows commentators will say this is ‘the price she has to pay’ and that ‘this is all part of the game.’ He strongly disagrees. This is not a game – it is her life and his.