Prince Harry's romance with Meghan Markle has taken the world by storm...
In a case of history repeating itself, the story of a royal falling for a Hollywood starlet is something many would be familiar with.
In the 50s, the world was wowed when Prince Rainier fell head over heels for Grace Kelly.
At the time, and for decades to come, it was one of the most celebrated romances of all time.
Albert, who knows a thing or two about relationships in the spotlight, followed a similar suit, marrying celebrated Olympian Princess Charlene.
Speaking to People about Harry and Meghan, he mused that the pair “are doing a pretty good job so far.”
He continued to say that mastering both press and protocol in the public eye “is a pretty tough act. Especially in the British royal family, which is scrutinised by the press as no one’s been.”
“They seem to be having a good deal of success so far,” he told the publication, adding that “sooner or later, she’s going to have to face the full onslaught.”
Comparing the Suits actress to his mother, Albert remarked, “I can’t imagine how that will be on them, on her.”
“Being an actress, in a way, gets you a little prepared but nothing really can prepare you for the constant pace of it. Particularly now that the pace has changed so much. It’s hard for anyone to handle.”
“Mum said being an actress did prepare you a little,” Albert said.
“It familiarised you a little with the press. But the press was a little more respectful in those days. The press, mostly the photographers, seems to have changed.”
Speaking of his wife, he confessed, “It was difficult for Charlene to handle.”
“I can’t imagine the difference now with the increased pace of news and social media.”
The royal did leave the young couple with some sage British advice: “They seem to be doing okay for now. The only kind of advice I can offer is the British expression: ‘Keep calm and carry on.’”
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Australian Women's WeeklyFeb 14, 2019