Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to face ‘BIGGEST TEST’ of their marriage
MEGHAN Markle’s pregnancy marks the “biggest test” ever faced by the Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry’s marriage, a relationship expert has claimed as the couple prepare to welcome a baby next spring.
The arrival of the royal baby will take Harry and Meghan’s household by storm, according to relationship expert Jazz Bjelica.
Meghan’s pregnancy, which was announced on October 15 by Kensington Palace, will assess the maturity of the royal couple’s relationship, the expert added.
Speaking to Express.co.uk, she said: “Becoming parents for the first time is the biggest test a marriage faces due to all changes couple has to go through when the baby arrives.
Becoming parents for the first time is the biggest test a marriage faces due to all changes couple has to go through when the baby arrives
Relationship expert Jazz Bjelica
“It shows how mature a couple is and how Meghan and Harry will handle it.”
The joy brought by the arrival of the little baby Sussex into the household will be equalled by the challenges a newborn comes with.
Among them, there are the almost complete loss of personal space and the time husband and wife dedicate to each other.
Clarissa Bloom, dating and relationship expert at Procoal, told Express.co.uk: “A baby can form a number of challenges and changes, both exciting and daunting in equal measure, therefore the structure and support within a relationship is critical.
Childbirth is beyond tiring, which can lead to some tension.
“Meghan and Harry might not have faced any major relationship issue and argument considering how young their marriage is, therefore they will have to see how they handle the late nights and lack of sleep.”
Meghan, 37, and Harry, 34, who recently confessed their love for Disney films, will also have less time to simply relax and watch the telly.
But what could test them more than anything else their marriage will be the change in the new parents’ sex life, Ms Bloom said.
She explained: “The sex life takes an inevitable nosedive in most cases.
“This doesn’t have to be true, however especially straight after birth this will most likely be the case.
“Both Meghan and Harry need to be patient and wait till they are both ready, but communication is critical.”
Ms Bloom conceded the royal couple will have plenty of help from staff and family, which will make the transition into parenthood much smoother.
However, being members of the Royal Family doesn’t make Harry and Meghan so different from others when it comes to parenthood.
Ms Bloom added: “With this in mind, the relationship won’t change for Prince Harry and Meghan the way it might for others, however it will certainly evolve.”
Meghan and Harry, who have recently completed a successful royal tour in Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, will welcome their firstborn in spring 2019, according to Kensington Palace.
In the statement announcing the duchess’ pregnancy, the royal household said: “Their Royal Highnesses are very pleased to announce the Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in Spring 2019.
She said: “They are highly fortunate to be in a position where there is a large amount of support available, both with staff availability, financially and a lack of stressful obstacles.”
“Their Royal Highnesses very much appreciate all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding in May and are delighted to be able to share their happy news.”
The pregnancy comes only five months after Meghan and Harry got married on May 19 in Windsor.
Kensington Palace added: “The Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall and Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted for the couple and were able to congratulate them on Friday at the wedding in person.
“Ms Doria Ragland is very happy about the lovely news and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK