nside Meghan Markle’s first marriage and why it will be VERY different with Prince Harry
Meghan Markle may soon be sporting a new engagement ring on her finger – but it is hoped her next marriage will be very different from the first.
Friends of the loved-up couple are said to have spilled intimate details about Prince Harry and Miss Markle’s life together, and claim it is not a case of if, but when, the Royal pops the question.
One unnamed source said Harry is keen to propose to his 35-year-old girlfriend before he turns 33 on September 15.
The Suits actor was even spotted trying on wedding dresses during a shopping spree, according to one friend.
But the rumoured engagement is hoped to be very different from her first marriage, having wed her long-term beau Trevor Engelson on 10 September 2011 – just five months after Kate Middleton married Prince William tied the knot.
The couple met in 2004 as they both scrambled to find jobs in the entertainment industry, and had been together for seven years before she walked down the aisle.
Marrying in a relaxing ceremony in Ocho Rios, Miss Markle looked every inch a blissfully happy bride, wearing a stunning strapless white column dress, adorned with a simple sparkling silver belt.
More than 100 guests attended the four day extravaganza in Jamaica, enjoying local beer, rum punches and human wheelbarrow races along the white sand beach.
And pictures from the big day show the couple cosying up together, as Meghan is lifted up on a chair by the guests.
However, the nuptials weren’t enough to keep the pair together and they split in May 2013 – with the divorce finalised in August that year.
The couple cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their speedy split, with friends blaming their hectic schedules for their relationship issues.
Shortly before the wedding, Meghan had secured her big break in TV drama Suits and was commuting between LA and Toronto to meet filming deadlines.
While Mr Engelson remained in the marital home above Sunset Strip in Los Angeles to be close to Hollywood.
A friend said: “It put a strain on the relationship. Trevor was in LA making movies, Meghan was in another country five hours’ flight away and it simply took its toll.”
Following the split, Mr Engelson kept the marital home while she made a move to Toronto permanent, taking a two-bed apartment in the city centre.
And three years later, in a visit to London for the summer of 2016, Miss Markle attended a drinks party at Soho House where she may have met her next husband – Prince Harry.
And now rumours about the couple’s imminent engagement have reached full throttle after slowly building over the last few months.
This week it was claimed Meghan was spotted trying on wedding dresses while out shopping in Toronto.
The American actress reportedly tried on two outfits by the Toronto-based designer Paloma Blanca.
One was a traditional outfit with a strapless bodice and ruffled skirt, the other had an exposed midriff – which she admitted might be too much for a Royal wedding.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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