However, Aboriginals and Europeans formed strong economic, religious and military bonds in the first 200 years of coexistence which laid the foundations of Canada.

Given that the piece was likely approved by the prince, there was even some speculation that such a public declaration would weaken the couple’s future requests to be left alone.“An example would be Prince Charles briefly dating Diana’s elder sister, Lady Sarah Spencer, who did talk about dating Prince Charles with the press.

If the relationship wasn’t already over, that immediately put a stop to things.”In addition to the intentional rule-breaking, there are circumstances beyond Markle’s control, like her American birth and a handful of very outspoken estranged family members on her father’s side, that have raised eyebrows.“Having embarrassing relatives, that is nothing new …

X Much of the rule-breaking has seemingly been intentional.

Harry famously dubbed Markle his “girlfriend” in an official press release last year while pleading for privacy. READ MORE: Attention intensifies around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at Invictus Games Markle, meanwhile, continued to have an active social media presence and personal lifestyle website, the .

If an engagement is announced, Harris predicted, her acting career may come to an abrupt end as she gets set to take on the official duties and travel associated with her new status.

At that point, she may need to toe the line in a more obvious way.“We’re seeing a streamlining of the Royal Family,” Harris said.“Whoever Prince Harry marries is going to be expected to take up a great deal of philanthropy — which Meghan already has an interest in — and public engagements, especially as the Queen and Prince Philip are growing older.”Jeff Crawford at his home outside of Montreal.

that dates back to Anne Boleyn when Henry VIII was considering marrying her,” said Harris, laughing.“There’s certainly Americans who’ve married into the aristocracy, but in terms of the Royal Family, the famous example is Wallis Simpson, who was considered an unsuitable queen by the standards of 1936 as she was twice divorced.

But social mores change over time.” Some of the most outdated royal rules had already been breached by William and Catherine, noted Harris.

“They lived together in university, and then after they were married they took their time starting a family as well, whereas Prince William was born within a year of Charles and Diana getting married.”READ MORE: Prince Harry sneaks Meghan Markle into Pippa Middleton wedding reception The Royal Family seems to have responded favourably to Markle, Harris added, a clear signal that her past divorce and mixed-race American heritage are not the deal-breakers they would have been just a few decades ago (for the moment, Harry still needs his grandmother’s permission to marry).“The Queen has reigned over a period of tremendous social and cultural change, and has been quite open to changing with the times.”The couple has made concessions, however.