Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry married last year in their stunning royal wedding. Just under a year later, this May, the happy couple welcomed Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to the Royal Family. The royal pair met three years ago, when they had a blind date in London during the summer of 2016, meaning that they will have marked their anniversary alongside other celebrations this summer, including the Duchess’ birthday.
Podcast “Royals”, from Australian magazine New Idea, heard from royal expert Angela Mollard on why the three-year mark will be crucial for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Ms Mollard said: “I’ve been thinking about this a lot, because three years is generally understood by relationship psychologists and counsellors to be the point where you move out of the limerence phase.”
She explained: “Limerence is deeper than infatuation, but it’s the beginning of a relationship where it’s all butterflies and you laugh together all the time and you’re very amenable.
“Three years is around the stage where reality starts to kick in.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (Image: Getty)
The Duchess of Sussex attended the US Open yesterday (Image: Getty)
She continued: “Now, they’ve hit three years at a point when they’ve had a baby.
“Their relationship has moved very quickly by necessity – if she wanted to have a baby they had to move quickly.
“Obviously they took a completely different approach to the Cambridges, who had a very long courtship.”
Ms Mollard went on: “It’s that transition phase, to real life, with a baby, with the pressure of your jobs.
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