Prince Harry is now engaged to Meghan Markle, a beautiful young American actress. However, some people have pointed out that their relationship has moved along pretty fast. The couple began dating in 2016, and in November 2017 their engagement was announced. By May 2018 the pair will be married. But royal experts have theorized that there’s a major reason why they’re marrying now, instead of waiting for a few years.
Though there was plenty of speculation, no one was even certain that Harry and Markle were dating until November 8, 2016. That was the day Harry took the unprecedented step of releasing a statement requesting that the press leave her alone. The statement confirmed that the couple were “a few months into a relationship.”
The announcement also confirmed the depth of his feelings for her. It seemed things were definitely serious. “Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle’s safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her,” the statement read. “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.”