This is why you're going to be seeing a lot less of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
Ever since their whirlwind romance and beautiful, dream-like marriage back in May, your hearts and mine have been filled with tales of love between Prince Harry and former Suits star Meghan Markle.
With their televised wedding, a ton of royal events to show up at plus the fact that they're just super smitten with one another, we've seen a lot of them recently. More than, say, Prince William and Kate Middleton, who've been able to sink into the background with their three kids.
Unfortunately, there's also a darker side to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's enduring presence in the spotlight, making up quite a bit of our newsfeeds in recent times.
Having had to deal with media harassment in the early stages of their courtship, Meghan Markle's estranged family are proving to be quite a thorn in the side of the Royal Family now that Meghan's a part of it - they just won't. Shut. Up.
From Meghan's half-sister Samantha, who admitted that she's been cashing in on her famous sibling's fame to her father Thomas Markle, who missed her wedding and has since been employing Emotional Manipulation 101 in order to get a rise out of his daughter, it's all getting a bit much down at Buckingham Palace.
As a result, we won't be seeing nearly as much of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle moving forward. According to Vanity Fair's Katie Nicholl, Prince Harry is very much not amused with the media circus surrounding his new wife. And honestly, who could blame him?
According to a source, radio silence is the order of the day moving forward for anyone in the couple's inner circle. "They both expect a code of silence. If you talk to the press you’re out," the source revealed. "Harry didn’t used to care that much about what was written [in the press], he just said it was a load of shite, but he’s very protective of Meghan and defensive these days."
Royal editor Camilla Tominey says that the scrutiny on Harry and his new bride has put a strain on the couple, and that after suffering a similar hounding in the 80s of 90s, the entire situation is reminding Prince Harry of his mother, Princess Diana.
"The princes are both very private people and have tried their best to keep the press at bay ever since their mother’s death. They are extremely protective of their wives and families and will do anything to avoid a repeat of the 80s and 90s when they felt that Princess Diana was hounded.”
With loyalty being one of the more valued qualities in the Royal Family, you can expect Harry and Meghan's closest and dearest to keep their mouths shut. Next month's public appearance, when they'll be in Balmoral to spend some time with the Queen, might be the last time we see Prince Harry and Meghan for a while.