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