It’s been nearly two years since the world tuned in to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in a ceremony that would go down in history. But as the former actress walked down the aisle, no one could have predicted the chain of events that she would set in motion – nor, it seems, just how much of an effect she would end up having on the red-headed prince.
Yes, it’s safe to say that this was no ordinary wedding. After all, nearly 2 billion eyes were watching Harry on his big day – and one wrong move could have resulted in a scandal that would have been reported the world over. Plus, that morning, the groom – son of Charles, Prince of Wales – had been bestowed the prestigious title Duke of Sussex by the Queen.
But the stakes were arguably the highest for the bride. Meghan Markle, who walked so confidently down the aisle to become the wife of the British royal, was a controversial addition to the traditional workings of the British royal family for a number of reasons: she’s a former actress, for one thing, and of American birth. And the changes that she has affected in her husband since their nuptials have surprised even the most seasoned of onlookers.
Arthur Edwards, who has photographed the British royal family for over 40 years and is friends with Charles, spoke to Yahoo! News’ Royal Box in September 2018. And in that interview, Edwards was candid about the transformation of Prince Harry since his marriage at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle. Talking of Harry, he remarked, “I can see a massive change.”