The eyes of the world are firmly focused on the marriage between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It's going to be a massive event with all the world's media focussing on it. 

However, is a long and blissful marriage written in the stars for the couple? There are many different opinions on this subject, but what does astrology say?

According to Australian astrologer, Paul Westran, the answer is 'yes, their love is written in the stars.'

Quotes from the astrologer recently featured in an article from the Astrology News Service, explaining why Prince Harry and the American actress are on the road to happiness. He also pointed out some non-astrology facts which are pretty interesting too. 

He reckons that the stars have made this union not wholly dissimilar to William and Kate's.

He said: “Like Prince William and Kate Middleton before them, Prince Harry and Meghan will have the planet identified with love and attraction celestially supporting their union for a period of time that extends well into the future."

He states that when the couple met, Venus may have formed a favourable synastry with the sun. “We often see relationships begin when hen this happens.  Also, how long the progressed aspect remains in orb (operational) has been shown to influence the relationship’s longevity,” he added.

The Australian also touched on Meghan Markle's divorce and why, outside the world of astrology, this may represent a positive as she joins the Royal Family. 

He said: "Meghan is an American divorcee.  Only in 2017 this, apparently, is no longer an issue for the British establishment. Indeed it might be seen as a major plus. In a world of inclusivity and merit the world expects its icons to show an example of realism and understanding of the problems faced by people everywhere. 

“This is the case for human relationships, including marriages, as the world now understands that relationships don’t always work out, that people change and marriages fail.  For all the promises made with authenticity and good intensions circumstances will prevail.  What astrological connections give you is a little advantage."

There is little doubt that this is true and it is an excellent insight from the astrologer. 

Although some may scoff at the idea of astrology being used to judge the potential of relationships. Westran sees it differently.

He thinks that "astrology provides an exceptional tool to explore human consciousness. It’s exciting that we can use it to help understand why people change and the element of timing associated with it,