The 'two outcomes' Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been warned of if she continues to 'outshine' him

Britain's Meghan (L), Duchess of Sussex, and Britain's Prince Harry
Meghan and Harry arrive at the State Governor House in Lagos earlier his month. -Credit:AFP via Getty Images


Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have been sent a warning of "two outcomes" if the Duchess continues to steal the limelight from the Duke.

The couple attracted the eyes of the media world during their high-profile visit to Nigeria. But some onlookers noted that Harry appeared "worried" while Meghan seemingly stole the spotlight during the African trip.

The appearance marked the couple's first official international outing since their dramatic departure from Royal duties four years ago. Royal commentator Duncan Larcombe observed that, at 39, Harry seems to be comfortably "playing second fiddle" to his more dominant wife, Megan, aged 42, reports the Mirror.

Duncan shared with OK!: "Meghan is a very strong character, very driven, extremely ambitious, and those are the kind of characteristics that mean she will almost always inevitably outshine Harry and grab the attention from him," He added: "Harry is entirely in her shadow. But he's never really been at ease with the attention, he's never really enjoyed it."

But a top clinical psychologist, Dr Sona Kapur told the same magazine that there are usually two potential outcomes when one person overshadows the other in a relationship. The founder of Serenity Psychological Services said it signifies "strong self-assurance and mutual support", though she points out this isn't always the case.

Meghan Markle
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex delivered a powerful speech in Nigeria -Credit:Anadolu via Getty Images

She added "It can add pressure if not managed well, potentially causing feelings of inadequacy or resentment. Success requires open communication, mutual support, and ensuring both partners have opportunities to pursue their interests and shine."

Duncan added: "Whether it's deliberate or not, Meghan is definitely a magnet for attention. Although we saw a huge amount of money spent on her combined outfits for Nigeria so maybe it's not a complete accident that she steals the limelight. Their Nigeria trip was 'The Meghan Show' and Harry was the side."

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex touched down in Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, on Friday, May 10, without their two children, five year old Prince Archie and two year old Princess Lilibet.

Prince Harry (L), Duke of Sussex, and Britain's Meghan (R), Duchess of Sussex
The couple were all smiles as they met children during a visit to the Lightway Academy in Abuja -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

They spent the next three days visiting hospitals and schools, engaging in a seated volleyball session with veterans and Meghan delivered an empowering speech on women in leadership.

Official pictures from the visit have shown Meghan snapped in vibrant outfits while Harry sported solely beige or black ensembles. Some have suggested that Harry looked uneasy and apprehensive alongside his wife. Body language specialist Darren Stanton clamed that despite the couple looking "filled with joy" at moments, Harry often appeared "worried" under the scrutinising limelight.

The Duke and Duchess arrive at the State Governor House in Lagos
The Duke and Duchess arrive at the State Governor House in Lagos -Credit:AFP via Getty Images

"They often display different emotions when they're carrying out visits or engagements together as a team," he said, speaking on behalf of Betfair Live Casino. "In Nigeria, we saw Harry looking slightly worried and not quite himself from time to time.

"We could see his eyebrows angling down, and a few of his facial expressions and smiles weren't the most genuine from him. This can suggest Harry was feeling apprehensive and a bit nervous."

As usual, Meghan's wardrobe was a hot topic - especially next to Harry's muted tones and after she addressed her style at the Women in Leadership event. Dressed in a scarlet-red long dress, Meghan told the audience "I very quickly got the memo that I need to wear more colour so I can fit in with all of you in your incredible fashion."

Former Royal Editor Duncan has claimed that Meghan and Harry's wardrobe choices would have been thoroughly planned to portray specific messages. He added: "Critics of Meghan would say she fully embraces basking in the sunshine and attention, she really is very meticulous about what she wears and how she carries herself."

Duncan also suggested that Meghan "dominated" the headlines during their trip, not only due to her own personality but also because Harry prefers to avoid the spotlight.

He added "It's a combination of Meghan's personality and drive, and also a reflection of Harry's willingness not to steal the limelight and frankly, feeling more comfortable playing second fiddle to his wife."

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