We thought Prince Harry would be the last person to settle down. Now that he is in a serious relationship with Meghan Markle, here are some ground rules he taught us:
Give a new relationship some time before you start posting pictures on Facebook, change your relationship status or tell the press. Talk about the rules together as soon as you think there’s something important developing. Prince Harry talked to no one in public nor posted any social media news about his relationship with Meghan during the first months.
If you want some privacy, don’t let the world know every step you’re taking. Learn to keep a lot of your stuff to yourself.
Figure out how you will refer to each other in public. This is my friend, my girlfriend, my partner, my fiancé….. the duchess.
Always know how to answer, in sync with each other, the “How did you meet” question. We met online. We met at the gym. We met in a bar. For Harry it was, “We met through mutual friends”.
Tell each other how you each feel. If a friend leaks a rumor you are serious about her and she has no clue there could be trouble. Harry managed the press perfectly with set appearances with Meghan only after they were both sure they wanted to make it public.
Get ahead of a story or keep silent. Create the story you want. You might be sleeping with the person or be completely chaste. That’s your business unless you don’t want it to be.
I wish there were more royals in the world as cute as these two.
Sign up to receive the best articles, expert tips and recipes from Mindfulness Green...
PLUS get your free guide to peace of mind: