Meghan Markle is no doubt a controversial figure. She’s been called everything from a ‘gold digger’ to the ‘difficult Duchess’. But love her or hate her, you can’t deny that she’s got style. Unfortunately, it looks like her marriage to Prince Harry might not be as picture-perfect as we thought.
According to the odds, there’s a good chance they’ll get divorced within the next five years.
For many couples, the first year of marriage is the best; but for this couple, it seems that instead of a honeymoon period, they got hitched to a rollercoaster.
Despite a rapturous reception from the public when the young couple got married in Windsor Castle, it wasn’t long before rumors of a feud between Meghan and sister-in-law Kate Middleton started to hit the headlines.
As a result, their relationship has been under constant scrutiny ever since. Meghan accused the Royal family of racism. Shortly following the claim, the royal couple decided to step down from official duties and move to Los Angeles.
On 8 January 2020, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, announced on Instagram their decision to “step back as ‘senior’ members”. The press labelled the move as Megxit, hinting that it was Meghan’s choice to leave the United Kingdom.
Meghan and Harry had spoken publicly about wanting to raise their son Archie away from the public eye and provide him with a more normal life.
This desire likely was at least partly responsible for their decision to leave. Additionally, Meghan has often expressed her unhappiness with the media attention that comes along with being part of the royal family, which undoubtedly played a role in her choice to step away from traditional royal duties.
The Heir and the Spare
Once in America, Meghan and Harry were interviewed by Oprah Winfrey in which they revealed the full extent of their decision to leave. During the interview, they expressed feelings of being marginalised and isolated within the Royal family.
The couple also suggested that there had been some level of discrimination within the family, at least in terms of the way they were treated compared to other royal couples – particularly Harry’s brother and sister-in-law.
Although many royal insiders questioned the integrity of the claims made by Harry and Meghan, their interview definitely created a rift between them and the Royal family – something that is unlikely to be easily repaired.
Prince Harry’s book Spare was released on January 10, 2023. The memoir is a raw and unflinching look at his journey, from the tragic death of his mother to his own struggles with mental health.
He talks about how he felt smothered by royal life and his desire to make a better future for his family away from the Palace.
The book also contained more Royal revelations ranging from the silly to more serious matters, such as his wife Meghan’s struggles with being part of the Royal family.
After the book’s publication, Meghan and Harry expressed an interest in spending more time apart to pursue their own projects and interests.
Given all these difficulties, it’s no wonder bookmakers have started offering bets on whether or not Meghan and Harry will divorce within the next five years.
What Are The Odds – Prince Harry Divorce Predictions
Although bookmakers in the U.K. refuse to offer odds on the couple’s divorce, foreign bookies have no such qualms.
The odds are currently 6/1 that the couple will divorce in the next five years, meaning a successful bettor would get £60 for every £10 staked.
Of course, this doesn’t mean that Meghan and Harry will definitely split; but it does indicate how uncertain things are within the Royal family these days.
Divorced Members of the British Royal Family
The British Royal Family is often seen as a beacon of longstanding marriages and traditional family values. However, throughout its history, there have been numerous occasions where members of the royal family have chosen to get divorced.
Here we will take a brief look at some of the other divorces that have taken place within this prestigious family over the years.
- Henry VIII had to create an entirely new church to get out of his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn in 1533.
- Princess Margaret divorced Antony Armstrong-Jones in 1978
- Princess Anne split from Captain Mark Phillips in 1992
- Prince Charles’ divorce from Diana, Princess Of Wales, in 1996
- Prince Andrew’s divorce from Sarah Ferguson in 1996;
The most famous issue surrounding divorce and the royal family came in 1936 when Edward VIII abdicated his throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson, an American socialite and twice-divorced woman.
The Church of England, which had prohibited remarriage at that point, refused to grant the King permission to marry the divorcee, so King Edward VIII stepped down from the throne on December 11th, 1936.
These publicized splits serve as reminders that all people, regardless of background or status, struggle with relationships – even those who appear to be living picture-perfect lives.
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As of now, no one knows for sure what will become of the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. But with all that has happened in the last few years, it seems possible that the couple may soon decide to go their separate ways.