Prince Harry ‘may ABANDON royal duties to lead a normal life if he marries Meghan Markle’
Prince Harry is willing to stand up to the Queen and abandon some of his royal duties to sustain his relationship with Meghan Markle, a source has claimed.
The young Prince is reportedly “adamant on leading a normal life”, with sources claiming he will not think twice in shunning some of his royal responsibilities should he marry the US actress.
An insider told Life and Style magazine: “If it comes to it, he’ll put his foot down and say no to some royal duties.
“Harry is strong-minded. He’s adamant about leading a normal life.”
Miss Markle has previously said she is not interested in becoming a Princess because she does not envision her future life to only entail “shaking hands, cutting ribbons and kissing babies in public”.
However, if she followed Kate Middleton’s footsteps, friends have said she will not completely avoid the responsibility, the insider added.
The Prince is reportedly at the brink of proposing to Miss Markle.
The pair are even rumoured to be considering engagement in the next two months, after one unnamed source said Harry is keen to propose to his 35-year-old girlfriend before he turns 33 on September 15.
A source told the Mail on Sunday he could pop the question a week after the Invictus Games.
Speaking to the newspaper, the source reportedly said: “Harry has found the girl he wants to spend the rest of his life with.
If it comes to it, he’ll put his foot down and say no to some royal duties
“He is fuelling all the talk about the future.”
Another friend told the newspaper: “There’s no question they are madly in love.
“Harry is really happy, and from seeing them together I’d say it’s just a question of when, not if, he’s going to ask her to marry him.”
Meghan, 35, first met Harry in May last year in Canada, where he was promoting the Invictus Games for wounded veterans, which he founded.
The pair bonded over a shared interest in humanitarian and charity work and are believed to have seen as much of each other as possible since the end of 2016.
Meghan Markle’s father, who gave his blessing to Prince Harry, is said to be “pretty happy” about their relationship.
Her brother told the newspaper: “He first met Prince Harry about six months ago out in Toronto.
“He’s pretty happy about Harry and he’s extremely proud of her.
“They have an amazing relationship, they’re very close and they always have been.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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