• A royal photographer thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage won't last three years
  • Kent Gavin thought Markle would not be able to put up with the system beyond that period
  • He pointed out that Princess Diana was not able to cope with the firm

A royal photographer thought Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's marriage wouldn't last three years.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot on May 19, 2018. Kent Gavin, Daily Mirror's royal photographer, didn't have high hopes for the royal couple and even predicted that they would not be together after three years. But he was wrong. The couple celebrated their third wedding anniversary in May.

"When it was announced that Harry was going to marry Meghan, I said to my colleagues and a few people, 'I don't give that marriage three years,'" Gavin told Insider in a recent interview.

According to him, he thought that way because he didn't think someone like Markle, who was used to the world of Hollywood, would be able to deal with the monarchy.

"I cannot see Hollywood, which is Meghan, a beautiful woman, a confident actress, putting up with the system, which even Diana couldn't cope with," Gavin added.

Prince Harry and Markle are still together, but they stepped down from their royal duties last year and settled down in Los Angeles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are now residing in their $14 million mansion in Montecito with their two children Archie, 2, and baby Lili, whom they just welcomed in June.

Meanwhile, Chloe Savage, one of those who helped with Markle's iconic wedding dress, spoke about the couple's decision to leave the firm. Apparently, she wasn't surprised with their plans because she felt that Markle wasn't adequately prepared for the pressure and the "rules and regulations" required of a British royal.

"I think she misjudged the role," Savage told Insider in January. "The royal family has broken people before. Kate had plenty of time to adapt and adjust to it. They gave her time, whereas Meghan sort of dived in headfirst."

"It virtually broke Diana. It broke Sarah Ferguson. It has broken people before. I know it's looser now than it used to be, but even then, I don't think she was prepared for the things she could and couldn't do, say, and wear," she continued.

In related news, many slammed the royal couple online for allegedly planning about their lives outside the firm while they were still full-time working royals because it was said to be against the firm's rules. However, several also supported Prince Harry and Markle saying it was normal to plan ahead before making big decisions like moving to the United States.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. Steve Parsons - WPA Pool/Getty Images