Jul 17, 2018
Brian Mayer celebrates the 50th episode of The Remarried Life
podcast. In honor of this, today’s episode will be much
different that the others. We will talk about possible the
most famous remarriage that has ever taken place and that is the
recent marriage of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. Meghan was
previously married and divorced before meeting Prince Harry.
Many things will probably be different based on the royal duties
that they will take on, but just like us they will probably
experience some of the similar issues that remarried people
face. Today we will talk about this important issue. We
hope you enjoy today’s episode. For more information and
additional resources please visit our website at http://www.theremarriedlife.com
- Recently, in the United Kingdom a royal wedding took place
between Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle. At
the time of the wedding, Prince Harry was 33 and Meghan was
36. The most interesting thing about this marriage and what
ties it to what we talk about here, is that this is Meghan’s second
- Meghan met her first husband Trevor Engelson in 2004.
Engelson is a movie producer. They married in 2011 and were
divorced shortly thereafter in 2013.
- You might think divorce and remarriage is not something that
would hit the royal family as much as it might us everyday folks,
but it seems that they are real people too behind all the jewels
- The most famous divorce took place between Harry’s mother and
father. Princess Diana and Prince Charles divorced in 1996
after about 15 years of marriage. As we all know Princess
Diana died in a tragic car accident a year later. Prince
Charles remarried in 2005 to Camilla Bowles.
- In fact of the 4 children that Queen Elizabeth II and Philip,
Duke of Edinburg have, 3 of them divorced. In addition to
Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Andrew the Duke of York have
divorced. Andrew’s marriage and divorce to Sarah Ferguson was
- Knowing all this, do the royal have a tougher time with
marriage than the rest of us? This is hard to know because
the sample size is so small, but it does appear being a royal and
staying married can be difficult.
- Royals have much more help to take care of daily activities in
the home and with the children. Often they will have a
housekeeper, personal assistants, nannies for the children, press
officers, private secretaries, cleaners, gardeners, butlers, and
maids. So to be sure they get lots of help. However
does this translate to a better life and marriage?
- It appears that the answer to whether or not this lavish
lifestyle helps or harms their marriages. Obviously some in
the royal family have been able to stay married while some
divorce. And because they try to remain as private as they
can, it is difficult to know if they ones that stay married are in
- We haven’t even mentioned the pressure that the media and the
so called “paparazzi” places on these couples. In fact, one
of Harry’s longtime girlfriends had to call off the engagement and
at least publicly said that the intense media pressure was too
- So with all this being said, how will Harry and Meghan
fare? It is difficult to know, but one thing that Meghan has
going for her is that she was an actress and so to some degree she
has to be used to media pressure and the spotlight they
bring. This is only one piece of the issue
- Remember that this is her second marriage. She could
potentially be bringing lots of emotional baggage to this
marriage. Some common issues that we remarrieds have is
projecting the issues from our first marriage onto our
second. If there was any infidelity in Meghan’s first
marriage she may end up with lots of anxiety regarding Harry’s
every move. So something indeed to watch out for.
- Neither of them have children so the complicated dynamic that
this brings will not be there. So in that regard they are
probably ahead of the game. As we all know stepchildren can
make it difficult to bond as a family and a newly married
- Of course however their marriage plays out, we wish them the
best and to live and long and happy life together. Just like
I wish the same for you no matter how many times things have not
worked out in the past.
- I hope you have enjoyed this much different episode in the past
where we take a look at the royal family and their similarities and
differences to us in the remarried journey.
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