Since Meghan Markle came on the scene, she has not only made an impression on Prince Harry but on the world too. Here are ten things we can learn from Harry and Meghan’s wedding...
1 Be happy in yourself. The happier you are in yourself the easier it is to attract a great guy. Make time for yourself, do what you enjoy, whether it be hanging out with your friends, watching movies, swimming or writing a blog. (Meghan had the Tig) Whatever makes you feel great, do it regularly. Being happy in ourselves, not only makes meeting someone easier, it also makes it easier to have a great relationship.
2 Make wellbeing a priority. As Meghan’s mother is a yoga instructor, Meghan has been practicing yoga since she was a child, As well as increased flexibility and muscle strength, she credits it with greater happiness, increased mental focus, a greater ability to relax, decreased anxiety and better sleep. Take care of yourself physically, go to the gym, go running, enjoy yoga, and pilates. Great relationships take energy…
3 Live the best life you can. As well as your career, think about how you can help others. If you wanting to attract a man with good values, be a woman of good values. As an advocate for UN Women, Meghan has worked on helping young girls reach their leadership potential.
4 Be yourself, have your own opinions and voice them. A strong man will not be frightened of a strong woman. Meghan on her mixed race background: “I have come to embrace that. To say who I am, to share where I’m from, to voice my pride in being a strong, confident mixed-race woman.”
5 Ask for introductions from friends. Meghan and Harry met on a blind date, they were set up by a mutual friend. Ask your friends for introduction, meeting through friends can be a fantastic way to meet a partner, several of my clients have done it.
6 Be someone your boyfriend will be proud to be with. Every man wants to be with someone he can be proud of. As well as being committed to gender equality, she is a global ambassador for World Vision Canada. Harry loves her humanitarian side.
7 Men, remember that women love it when you are thoughtful. Harry made sure his fiancée’s engagement ring was personal to their relationship. Set in yellow gold - Ms Markle's favourite - the central diamond is from Botswana, where they had their first trip. It is flanked by two stones taken from the collection of Princess Diana, the couple have spoken of how important it was to include Princess Diana in their engagement.
8 Make fun time with each other a priority. Spending time together helps a relationship to grow, progress and stay close. Early on in their relationship Meghan and Harry went on holiday to Botswana and had five days alone together. During their courtship before Meghan moved to England, they made sure they were meeting regularly and enjoying themselves together. Have fun together and not just at the beginning, have fun throughout, laughing together cements a relationship.
9 Make sure you share the values that are most important to you. Megan commented on their introduction by a friend "The only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up, was 'was he nice?' If he wasn't kind, it didn't seem like it would make sense."
10 As well as shared values, shared goals help love last a lifetime. Both Harry and Meghan want kids and both want to work together on humanitarian causes. Prince Harry said "both of us have passions for wanting to make change for good." Meghan said "one of the first things we started taking about when we met was just the different things we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were about seeing change."
Wishing Meghan and Harry a lifetime of happiness, and all you readers too, enjoy the wedding on Saturday!