Did Meghan Markle’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover Herald the Next Royal Wedding?

Did Meghan Markle’s ‘Vanity Fair’ Cover Herald the Next Royal Wedding?

Meghan Markle’s headline-making ‘Vanity Fair’ cover story talking about her love for Prince Harry may have been a soft launch for an upcoming engagement announcement.

As a swan song for Graydon Carter, the outgoing editor of Vanity Fair who announced his decision to quit the magazine at the end of the year this week, it was a great royal coup: an up close and personal interview with Meghan Markle, in which she spoke frankly and in lyrical terms about her love for her “boyfriend” Prince Harry.

Harry and Meghan seem very much in love Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Harry and Meghan seem very much in love Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

In the most revealing section of the interview, Markle said: “We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.”

While the interview was greeted with rapturous enthusiasm by Harry and Meghan’s millions of fans around the world, it didn’t go down so well with old hands at the palace, and the millions of British people who believe all members of the Monarchy should emulate the example of the queen and be seen and not heard.

Once again, Harry (this time via Meghan; it is impossible to imagine she gave this interview without consulting with Harry) has broken the only rule of royal publicity which might be best summarized as: Say nothing that might cause a fuss.

Part of the resigned dismay from the old guard is frustration that Harry and Meghan do not seem to understand that they are opening themselves up to easily provable charges of hypocrisy by making such public requests for privacy (“I hope people will understand that this is our time”) that never go down particularly well.

And while it’s hard not to feel compassion for Meghan and Harry given the scrutiny they are now constantly under—she has to contend with photographers regularly camped outside her house—the cry of “please leave us alone!” is rather absurd when issued from the pages of the world’s most glamorous celebrity magazine, along with page after page of gorgeous photographs of the actress by Peter Lindbergh.

WHEELS Prince Harry has lined up a Mini as a birthday gift for Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY, FILM IMAGE
WHEELS Prince Harry has lined up a Mini as a birthday gift for Meghan Markle Photo (C) GETTY, FILM IMAGE

As the press have completely disregarded Harry and Meghan’s appeals for privacy one could equally argue that it makes no difference, and that the youngsters should not be criticized for doing whatever publicity they think is right.

Source: thedailybeast com

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