‘Meghan wants fame, Harry wants peace’ – the strains on the Royal marriage

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MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry’s contrasting cultures – she seems to court fame, he wants peace and quiet – will put a huge strain on their marriage in the long run, a royal biographer has claimed.

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Meghan and Harry welcomed their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor last week before the world, as the royals take their first leap into parenthood. But royal expert Angela Levin has claimed “there may be storm clouds ahead” as an “ambitious” Meghan may not have the same “taste for the quiet life” as her husband Harry. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved to Frogmore Cottage, in Windsor, shortly before their baby’s arrival, in a bid to escape the “goldfish bowl” life of Kensington Palace, in London. Prince Harry hopes take a back seat from the public eye, according Ms Levin, who told her that he always craved a “normal” existence.

He told her that he, William and Kate “are not a bunch of celebrities and do not want to go down a celebrity route”.

The Prince added: “I’m determined to have a relatively normal life” saying, “if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one, too.”

However, his wife Meghan – a former Hollywood actress – may not sit well with a more discreet lifestyle.

The Duchess of Sussex played a starring role in US TV series Suits, and is used to life in the spotlight and Hollywood culture which could cause a clash between the royals, the biographer said. 

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Meghan and Harry could face a clash over their different cultures, a royal biographer said (Image: GETTY)

Ms Levin wrote in the Daily Mail: “Yet the road ahead will not be easy because Harry finds himself alongside a wife who often seems to have little taste for the quiet life.

“However homely the immediate moment, Meghan is beautiful, intelligent and ambitious, and intent on proving these qualities to the world, even at the risk of angering the Palace establishment.

“As we shall see, there may be storm clouds ahead.”

Ms Levine added: “Meghan, too, has had a difficult background – as illustrated by the very public family rows and breakdown of the relationship with her father, Thomas.

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Meghan and Harry welcomed their son, Archie, on May 6 (Image: GETTY)

“Proudly self-reliant, she has been fortunate with good looks, drive and brains.

“Climbing the slippery slope of fame, however, has required her to be tough, ruthless even, and one consequence is the perception that she is willing to leave behind those she feels are no longer useful.

“If fatherhood will be the making of Harry, the bigger question is: how will motherhood fit with Meghan’s seemingly limitless desire to prove herself?”

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Ms Levin told the Daily Mail: “Those who know her say Meghan’s true wish is to be seen as an international humanitarian, and everything from her public speeches on modish causes to her choice of A-list friends suggests they are right.

“However much Harry longs to live away from the goldfish bowl, his choice of partner has made that much more difficult.”  

But Meghan and Harry seem committed to giving their firstborn Archie a life as normal as possible, as they refused to give him a royal title. 

This, according to royal expert Daniela Elser, will grant the little Sussex enough freedom to pursue the career he wants and will keep the public scrutiny away from him.  

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Archie Harrison was born on May 6 (Image: GETTY)

She told News.co.au: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have decided against letting their son be titled the Earl of Dumbarton, rather he will be known by the more democratic Master.

“Their reasoning is simple: they want the lad to have as normal a life as possible, unencumbered by a future of plaque unveilings, horseshows and endless Commonwealth cocktail parties.

“Also, perhaps more importantly, they want to keep him as far away from the glare of the intrusive, insatiable press as they can short of forcing him to grow up on an isolated Pacific atoll with no Wi-Fi.”

Source: EXPRESS CO UK