Saturday 21 October 2017

Meghan Markle 'accepted' into royal family and given a direct line to Prince Harry's most trusted aides

Prince Harry, left, and Meghan Markle, right
Prince Harry, left, and Meghan Markle, right
Meghan Markle wearing Miu Miu at Miu Miu Women's Tales 7th Edition - "Spark & Light" Screening - Arrivals at Diamond Horseshoe on February 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Miu Miu)
Meghan Markle attends the London Global Gift Gala at ME Hotel on November 19, 2013 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Actress Meghan Markle attends ELLE's 6th Annual Women In Television Dinner at Sunset Tower Hotel on January 20, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for ELLE)
Model Meghan Markle attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on October 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
Model Meghan Markle attends the Novak Djokovic Foundation New York dinner at Capitale on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Novak Djokovic Foundation)
Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle poses backstage at the Herve Leger By Max Azria fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at The Theatre at Lincoln Center on September 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Karen Birney

Karen Birney

While many girlfriends have a difficult time winning over their potential in-laws, it seems Prince Harry's partner is having no such issues.

Meghan, 35, has only been dating Prince Harry since last year yet is "waved right through" by security at Kensington Palace and has been given a direct line to the Prince's most trusted aides, according to a source in the latest issue of US Weekly.

“Harry has made it clear she’s to be treated like everyone else who lives there,” added the source, who also explains how Meghan simply strolls through the private gates at Kensington Palace. All other visitors are expected to provide two forms of IDs and a written invitation.

The Californian actress has been credited with grounding the Prince, who was once known more for his party antics than his Royal duties.

Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)
Actress Meghan Markle attends the Annual Charity Day Hosted By Cantor Fitzgerald And BGC at the Cantor Fitzgerald Office on September 11, 2013 in New York, United States. (Photo by Janette Pellegrini/Getty Images for Cantor Fitzgerald)

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Harry recently spoke about his struggles coping with his mother's death, whom he lost when he was just 12 years old. The Prince underwent counselling, and has urged others to speak out about their own mental health through his campaign Heads Together, which he fronts with his brother William and sister-in-law Kate. 

In an interview with the Daily Telegraph, Harry explained that he "shut down all his emotions" for almost two decades after his mother's death, adding that he was "on the verge of punching someone" as he battled with anxiety at royal engagements.

It was at the age of 28, after suffering "almost two years of total chaos" that the Prince finally addressed his grief and sought professional help.

Harry met girlfriend Meghan in 2016, and their relationship was confirmed by officials in November. Earlier this month Meghan shut down her lifestyle blog, sparking rumours that things were getting very serious and that there may be an engagement announcement on the way.

An insider has said that brother William and his wife Kate are "happy to see Harry happy" and are offering his girlfriend guidance in handling the royal spotlight.

Prince Harry leaves after watching the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath
Prince Harry leaves after watching the UK team trials for the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 at the University of Bath Sports Training Village in Bath

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