Royal Outlander Fan Getting Married…

Photo: Twitter, Getty Images, Alexi Lubomirski

How exciting. Prince Harry is marrying American actress, Meghan Markle. I don’t usually follow the royal goings on very closely, but my grandmother was a big fan of all things royal, which was passed on to my mother, skipped a generation, and is shared by my 11-year-old daughter. Said daughter has been down with a sore throat this past week, so together we watched Lifetime’s Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance. Even at the tender age of 11, my daughter looked over at me at one point and said,

“Mom, this is cheeeeee- sy!”

As you probably know, this royal wedding is happening soon: May 19th at midday, which is tomorrow, if you’re in the States, and later today, if you’re up bright and early, reading this from across the pond. What does this have to do with Outlander, you say? Well, a few things, actually.

There is an Outlander fan in the Royal family. That’s right, Eugenie, 27, groom-to-be Harry’s cousin, and the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, is a self professed Outlander fan. 

Photo: Harpers Bazaar, Alex Bramall

 
Eugenie told Harpers Bazaar in a 2016 interview, entitled, A Day in The Life of Princess Eugenie of York…

In the evening… “If I’m home, I cook and watch TV. It’s very relaxed. At the moment I’m watching How to Get Away With Murder—Viola Davis, she’s insanely good—and Outlander, my favorite.”

 

 

Eugenie also happens to be getting married very soon, in October of this year, to her fiancé Jack Brooksbank. They will marry in the same spot that Harry and Meghan will wed: the St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. 

Photo: Eugenie’s parents on their wedding day: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson. 

 
When watching the cheesy but touching Lifetime show about Harry and Meghan’s courtship, something else made me think of Outlander… Well, two things. The actor who played Harry is named Murray Fraser, for one.

Photo: Deborah Ramsay, Steve Coulter, Murray Fraser and Parisa Fitz-Henley in “Harry & Meghan: A Royal Romance,” on Lifetime.CreditLifetime

And, the theme of strong, independent woman from a different world meets strong, independent man from a world chock full of ceremony, tradition, and obligation, and how they work out their relationship without compromising who they are as individuals, is another.

Photo: Getty

Harry and Meghan seem to march to their own drums and to challenge the status quo. Meghan is definitely entering the scene as an Outlander – not only a commoner, but the first (biracial) American to join the royal family. Harry reminds me of another dutiful, in love, fiercely loyal ginger, willing to fight for and defend his woman, and not afraid to break the rules.

Photo: Getty

Maybe Eugenie is not the only Outlander fan in the family, after all….

 

 
Let them eat cake?

Avid baker, gif queen, and admin of Outlander.Online Kirsten Norling spotted another Outlander connection to the royal wedding… Maybe someone should warn them? 😬

All the best to Prince Harry and Meghan, may they live a long, happy life together. And who knows, maybe we’ll see some Outlander inspired kilts at Eugenie’s upcoming nuptials?  

Source: Harpers Bazaar

Source: The New York TImes

Source: Express

Source: The Sun

 

9 comments on “Royal Outlander Fan Getting Married…

  1. Meghan Markle is Canadian, not American. It makes a difference because, as Canada is a member state of the British Commonwealth, Markle is technically a British subject.

  2. Just watched the wedding. It was absolutely wonderful. Meghan ‘s heritage was a big part of the ceremony which is great. Canada, being a member of the Commenwealth, Queen Elizabeth is our Queen. Canadians enjoy their Royalty and all that surrounds it. It is a joyful day!

  3. I wish them all the happiness in the world. A very courageous couple who appear to be very genuine and generous hearted with thoughts for othersl. Their future will be a wonderful one, they will accomplish much with their many charities.

  4. Two things I don’t get.

    First, how on earth can you be an Outlander fan and support the Hanover/Windsors in the English Monarchy? The Jacobites were decimated by the English government forces, the suppression lasts even now from clearances, and current land use restrictions under English landowners in Scotland.

    And 2nd, how do Americans justify going nuts over anything about the British monarchy? The US removed themselves violently from the Commonwealth. That’s a choice joyously celebrated every July.

    So, what is it then? Where do your loyalties lie?

    • Could be that she loves and enjoys watching the TV series “Outlander” just like the rest of us – could be that politics has nothing to do with it. I didn’t know that there are land use restrictions under English landowners in Scotland. I have read that the clearances in Scotland when on for a very long time – so terribly heartbreaking.

    • Hi there Jenna, 😊 I certainly do NOT condone the atrocities committed by the English Monarchy to Scots.

      What I do support, which I see in this story, is love, and as cheesy as it may sound, my loyalty lies there. ❤️

  5. I think it would be a good idea for Prince Harry to have his thyroid checked , and sooner would be better.

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