Meghan Markle is reportedly doing everything she can to make her marriage with Prince Harry work. Royal experts revealed that the Duchess of Sussex is not afraid to call the shots in their marriage as she’s determined to make their marriage successful.

It’s no secret that Prince Harry is not Meghan’s first husband as Meghan was previously married to American film director Trevor Engelson. She met him in 2004, and they dated for years until they tied the knot in 2011 in a beachfront ceremony at the Jamaica Inn in Ocho Rios. However, they divorced just 18 months after their wedding.

According to royal experts, her failed first marriage is the reason Meghan is the tough woman that she is today. Her marriage with Engelson reportedly toughened her up and turned her into one decisive woman who’s determined to make her second marriage successful.

In a recent interview, dating and relationship coach Sami Wunder explained how her first marriage has transformed Meghan. “Meghan is not afraid to call the shots and make her own decisions, something many women with less experience would be afraid to do,” she said.

Wunder said that her failed first marriage taught Meghan valuable lessons that turned her into a wiser woman. Because of her experience, she now knows how to handle her relationship with Prince Harry

“Just the fact that Meghan Markle went on to date Prince Harry after her bad marriage to Trevor Engelson tells me that she is a woman who believes in love and in not giving up,” she said. “Entering into a second marriage, I am confident she has come into it learning the bitter yet useful principles from a broken marriage and painful divorce,” she added.

Wunder also explained that while there’s no magic formula that can predict whether Prince Harry and Meghan’s marriage will be successful or not, it’s true that recovering from a previous bad marriage can actually make one better and wiser. “I believe this has been the case for Meghan,” she said.

Unlike before, Meghan now understands that love is not enough to make a marriage work. According to Wunder, the Duchess of Sussex makes it clear that she’s using her wisdom, skills, maturity and patience to make their marriage last.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wave from the Ascot Landau Carriage during their carriage procession on the Long Walk as they head back towards Windsor Castle in Windsor, on May 19, 2018, after their wedding ceremony. Getty images/Aaron Chown