Royal Photographer Kent Gavin Predicted Meghan Markle & Prince Harry's Marriage Wouldn't Last After 'Three Years'

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Aug. 5 2021, Published 12:47 p.m. ET

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry got married in in 2018, but Kent Gavin, a royal photographer who became close with Princess Diana, didn't think their relationship would last.

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"When it was announced that Harry was going to marry Meghan, I said to my colleagues and a few people, 'I don't give that marriage three years,'" he told Insider, adding that he didn't think Meghan would be able to deal with the royal family.

Of course, that turned out to be true, as the pair moved from the U.K. to California in 2020. However, it seems like the former actress and Harry's bond is stronger than ever.

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In Harry and Oprah Winfrey's AppleTV+ series, The Me You Can't See, the red-headed royal spoke about how Meghan helped him cope with his past — especially with the death of his mom.

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"It was meeting and being with Meghan, I knew that if I didn't do therapy and fix myself, that I was going to lose this woman who I could see spending the rest of my life with," he shared. "There was a lot of learning right at the beginning of our relationship. She was shocked to be coming backstage of the institution of the British royal family. "When she said, 'I think you need to see someone,' that was in reaction to an argument we had. And in that argument, not knowing about it, I reverted back to 12-year-old Harry."

"I quickly established that if this relationship was going to work, that I was going to have to deal with my past because there was anger there and it wasn't anger at her. It was just anger and she recognized it. She saw it," Harry revealed. "So how do I fix this? And it was a case of you need to go back to the past, go back to the point of trauma, deal with it, process it and then move forward."

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Ultimately, it sounds like Harry and Meghan are in it for the long haul. "You've sometimes got to go back and to deal with really uncomfortable situations and to be able to process it in order to be able to heal. For me, therapy has equipped me to be able to take on anything. That's why I'm here now. That's why my wife is here now," he said. "We chose to put our mental health first. That's what we're doing. And that's what we will continue to do."



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