Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's relationship has grown "rocky and arduous" due to the stress of life in the limelight, according to a royal expert.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex recently marked their five-year anniversary amid rumours of tension between the pair with the ex-royal duo having been notably absent from the spotlight in recent weeks.
And commentator Daniela Elser, addressing the speculation, said the alleged breakdown in their marriage was perhaps inevitable.
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"Any couple tying the knot who had not even lived in the same country for any real length of time before they decided to marry would be a bit of a worry, let alone when you pile on the towering heap of other stresses and strains they have faced," Elser wrote for news.com.au.
"It might only have been five years since their wedding and while I’m sure there have been high highs like the birth of their two children, by their own account it has been a rocky and arduous one for lots of time too."
Elser recalled Meghan's heartbreaking confession about her experience with mental health issues and suicidal ideation during her first pregnancy, which she laid bare during the couple's first post-royal exit with Oprah Winfrey back in 2021.
The royal commentator also remarked Harry believed Meghan's 2020 miscarriage had been caused by stress brought on by a court case she was embroiled in with the Daily Mail.
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"Then, add on top that in only a handful of years, [they] have both become estranged from their families, they have moved countries twice, moved house four times in just over a year, had another baby, gone to the barricades in taking on [a] 1000-year-old institution and had to suddenly start earning a hell of a lot of money and fast to keep the lights on."
And Elser isn't the only one questioning the strength of Harry and Meghan's marriage.
The pair were recently forced to deny allegations that Harry was staying in a secret hotel room away from his wife in a rare public statement, with a representative for the couple slamming the hearsay as "absolutely not true".
But Paul Burrell, who was Princess Diana's butler for 10 years up until her tragic 1997 death, recently claimed the Duke of Sussex may only be staying with the former Suits star for the sake of their two young children.
"Am I the only person in the UK that is thinking, has Harry finally woken up to the truth?" Burrell questioned on GB News.
"He would want to say in that driving seat to watch his children grow because if he left this relationship now he’d lose his children because she’d keep them in America and he wouldn’t see them."
Burrell, who has known Harry since he was a child, also speculated that the Prince would likely return to the UK in the event of a split from Meghan.
"I have no doubt that when this happens [Prince Harry allegedly leaving his family] because we all know that it will happen, when it does happen he will return to the United Kingdom and I think his father the King, and his brother the Prince of Wales will both greet him back into the country with open arms," he added.
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