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From Blind Date To The World's Most Famous Couple: When Did Meghan Fall In Love With Prince Harry?

Date March 29, 2019

Before Prince Harry settled down and created a family with Meghan Markle, he was rumored to be getting married twice. In his younger years, the Duke of Sussex had a serious relationship with Chelsy Davy, which ended with some help from Kate Middleton and her husband, and Cressida Bonas. Both were introduced to the royal family and even attended the wedding of their ex in 2018.

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The Windsors’ fans sensed that the Prince’s heart wasn’t up for grabs some time before Harry and Meghan’s first joint public appearance, which took place in 2016.

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It is believed that they first met on a blind date, arranged by a mutual friend of theirs. However, it’s not known for certain who it was. For some time, the young people sought to keep their relationship under wraps and used to date secretly in London and Toronto.

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According to Harry: Life, Loss and Love, the biographical book by Kati Nicholl, both felt safer in Canada. The author claimed that it was Jessica Mulroney, one of Meghan’s closest friends and the wife of Canadian former Prime Minister’s son, who played an important role at the beginning of their relationship.

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Sometimes, the lovebirds used to stay at her place, remaining almost completely incognito. According to Nicholl, Jessica's husband Ben even met Princess Diana in his childhood, when the Princess visited Canada with her spouse Charles. Ben became very fond of the Lady Di, which might have facilitated his good relations with Harry.

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Each of the Prince’s visits was a real event, not only for Markle, but for the Mulroney family as well. The couple was raising 3 kids and Harry quickly found a common language with them. He lavished the kids with gifts, and was very attentive to them and their parents, not to mention Meghan. The author assumes that it was this sincerity and kindness, particularly towards children, that melted the heart of the former actress.

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The possible union between a British Prince and an American actress used to raise a lot of skepticism.

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Royal author Anna Pasternak also shared her opinion with the Royal Box. Referring to the fact that no one should make assumptions about the future of a young family, especially one that is expecting a baby, she noted that it would be very difficult for Harry and Meghan to keep their relationship the same as in the beginning, mostly due to publicity. The expert also gave the Duchess a little advice: she urged Meghan to abandon the Hollywood way of life and not to try to combine it with the royal one.

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It is hard to say with any degree of certainty what it was that made Meghan see Prince Harry not as a fling but as a potential life partner. Maybe it was his generosity, openness, or quirky sense of humor. What do you think, what personality trait could have stolen Markle’s heart?

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