It’s official, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world is off the market! The once-upon-a-time royal bad boy, Prince Harry, has broken hearts around the world by putting a ring on former Suits actress, Meghan Markle on 19 May at the St George’s Chapel, Windsor.
Sure, we’re happy for the newlywed Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but we’re also quite certain that they’ve left a trail of women weeping after their nuptials. You certainly can’t be blamed for feeling a little blue, now that Prince Harry is a married man.
Well, don’t worry because there’s a happily ever after for everyone! And even if your future partner doesn’t live in a castle and wear a shiny crown, true love means more than a royal title (right?). Here’s how you can nurse that broken heart according to some of our favourite movies and shows on Netflix:
1. Let yourself wallow like Lorelai from Gilmore Girls would suggest
While it doesn’t seem like the most productive way to get over any break-up, sometimes all you need is to just allow yourself to feel and wallow. Like Lorelai tells Rory when the latter is devastated by her break-up with Dean, “Get back in your pajamas, go to bed and eat nothing but gallons of ice cream and tons of pizza.”
But don’t fester in your misery for too long because there’s a whole world out there waiting for you to live it! You can also see how Rory’s love life turns out, in the Netflix revival of the show, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.
2. Carry yourself with dignity like Her Majesty in The Crown
While audiences don’t quite see Prince Philip in the act, it’s been suggested in the historical-based drama about the British royal family, The Crown, that he did indeed step out on the Queen. Yet, we see Claire Foy portray Queen Elizabeth II with such grace and dignity, even when confronted with the idea of her husband with another woman.
You’re probably feeling all kinds of hurt at the thought of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex playing house now that they’re married, but take a tip from royal family and carry yourself with grace. No broken heart should compromise your dignity!
3. Know your worth, like The Incredible Jessica James
Jessica James gets out of a bad relationship only to find herself on a blind date with Boone, who’s just gotten a divorce himself and is as uninterested in a relationship as she is. Even so, she eventually ends up dating Boone, only to be hurt by him too! But through it all, Jessica maintains her fierce independence and knows exactly what she’s worth. She’s so confident in her worth, that she proceeds to forget about dating and focus on her work at a children’s theatre workshop.
Know your worth, and someone else will too!
4. Get a change of scenery like the ladies in The Holiday
A new environment can do wonders, particularly when you’re feeling down. The English Iris Simpkins (played by Kate Winslet) is hopelessly in love with colleague who led her on for months, but is now engaged to another woman, while American workaholic Hollywood executive, Amanda Woods (played by Cameron Diaz), just found out her live-in boyfriend has been cheating on her.
Desperate for a change, Iris and Amanda swap homes, on different continents and watch their lives change completely, even finding love unexpectedly. So, who knows what could happen, right? Book that flight, check in to that hotel and if all else fails, at least you got a relaxing holiday out of it!
5. Daydream about your next royal in A Christmas Prince
When it comes down to it, forgive and forget because while the British Royal family are the most prominent monarchy, there are still plenty of royals from around the world for you to pine after. And when your heart has healed from this heartbreak and you’re ready to daydream about your next royal heart throb, A Christmas Prince is the perfect movie for you to catch on Netflix!
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