The new cover of US Weekly again features Prince Harry and Meghan Markle while PEOPLE has released its Sexiest Man Alive. Cage match! The Royal Love Shield vs The Rock! As you know, Harry puffed out his chest last week, releasing a public statement expressing his disappointment in the way the British media was covering his romance with Meghan. They said she was “Straight Outta Compton”. They kept mentioning her mother’s “dreadlocks”. And this is why I’ve been saying that it’s the American magazines that are getting the best exclusives about the relationship. US Weekly was the first to report that Harry was actually in Toronto and not London when news broke that he and Meghan were dating. US Weekly also had the details about Meghan’s trip to Balmoral to meet Prince Charles for Harry’s birthday. And now US Weekly is revealing that Meghan met Prince William last week when she was visiting Harry in London and that they got on “fabulously”. No mention of Kate though as the magazine says William returned to London for work before she did and Meghan left to go back to Toronto ahead of Kate’s arrival for Remembrance services.
Let’s go back to the cover though and the words:
SHE’S THE ONE!
Followed in smaller text by “Harry has already said ‘I love you’…and the romantic holiday getaway!"
I mean, there’s no doubt he’s in love. You don’t brandish a Love Shield if you’re not in love. The “romantic holiday getaway" though, he’s in the Caribbean until the beginning of December and by that point she should have wrapped on Suits until the new year. So if he’s taking her away, is he taking her away to, you know… YOU KNOW???!?!
Here’s Harry yesterday at NAZ in London, a sexual health charity for minority communities where he met with people living with HIV. Like his mother all those years ago, Harry’s using his charm and warmth to break down the stigma that still surrounds those with HIV/AIDS. When he first got to the event yesterday, only a handful of HIV positive members of the NAZ’s Joyful Noise Choir wanted to photographed with him. He then spoke passionately off the cuff about challenging the assumptions that society has about those with HIV:
“I don’t want to be here in 10 years talking to you guys and saying we’re making a difference. There’s no reason why we can’t turn this around in two or three years. Not talking about something can actually kill you. People are happy to talk about their youngest child having cancer, that might even kill them, but the other child who has HIV, they don’t talk about that. Thirty years ago it was pretty much a death sentence but so many people have put blood, sweat and tears into essentially fixing the problem. For some reason though there is a large group of people who don’t know that things have come so far.”
His appeal changed minds. And several more choir members, with his encouragement, took their places beside him for the photograph. Later on, some of them told him that when he took an HIV test earlier this year, it was “one of the greatest things you ever did”. Click here to watch a short video from the event.