In case you’ve been living under a rock over the past weekend, everyone’s favourite ginger Prince Harry has married the American Suits actress Meghan Markle. And whether you love the royals or loathe them, you have to admit that Harry and Meghan make a pretty damn amazing couple.
We can’t all marry a prince, but the latest royal love story can teach all of us a few lessons. So here are the main things we can all learn from Harry and Meghan’s whirlwind romance.
1. Venture Offline & Set Up Your Friends
Harry and Meghan met on a blind date after they were set up by friends. Which is something to think about, as this method of dating is definitely underutilized. Some of my friends have met incredible people via dating sites and apps so they shouldn’t be discounted entirely, but being set up by friends has some obvious advantages. If you’ve got decent mates they should have a good idea of your type, and be able to screen out the weirdos for you.
So make sure to ditch the apps every now and again and ask the people you know who they know.
2. Attractive People Want Who They Want
One of the things I love about the Royal family is that neither of the Princes married the obvious choice. Don’t get me wrong, both Meghan and Kate are gorgeous, but Kate was the shy girl-next-door and Meghan is an American divorcee 3 years Harry’s senior. Neither were the young, already-practically-royalty Taylor Swift squad member-lookalike you’d expect to be the future Queen of England.
But it goes to show, attractive men who have their pick of women don’t always go for the obvious. So never feel like someone is out of your league.
3. When You Know, You Know
On their first date, Harry and Meghan arranged a second for the next day. A few weeks later, Harry asked Meghan to join him in Botswana. Just under two years later, they are now married. When asked when he knew Meghan was The One, Harry answered “the very first time we met”.
Forget the girl you’ve known socially for months who “isn’t sure” if she wants to date you or not. Forget the guy you’ve been seeing for two months who thinks it’s “too soon” to make if official. When you know, you know.
4. Forget The Haters
When Harry and Meghan’s relationship first went public, most of us were thrilled, but as the saying goes, haters gon’ hate. Meghan and her family were subject to a wave of harrassment, sexism, and racism to the extent that Kensington Palace were forced to release a public statement urging the press to leave them alone.
A weaker couple could have buckled under the pressure, but Meghan and Harry remained strong and powered through- and are now getting married with the support of millions.
5. Never Settle
I have a short attention span and find it difficult to get into TV programmes, so watching the entire Royal wedding from my sofa wasn’t something that was on my agenda. But along with the vows, one of the parts I did watch was the part where Harry and Meghan told the story of how they met. As they told the tale and gazed into each others’ eyes, the one thing that was obvious was just how in love they seemed.
And that’s the love we all deserve. Remember that, and don’t waste time on idiots who won’t respond to your messages, “aren’t looking for anything serious right now”, or aren’t sure whether they want to date you or not.
Did you watch the royal wedding this weekend? Let me know what you thought of it in the comments!