As the royal wedding draws closer and we all can’t wait to see Prince Harry walk his woman down the aisle, we might be missing the juicy part which is the love story of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. It is our duty to keep you updated, let’s visit the royal love story. How it all began!
HOW THEY MET
There has been a lot of rumours as to who connected this lovebirds but E! News recently gave us the original version, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle first met all thanks to Harry’s childhood friend Violet von Westenholz.
Harry had a hard time finding a new person to date because of his position and class he couldn’t even go on Tinder or a dating app like normal people, but to meet someone that you actually connect with that was proving to be almost impossible. It was something he had confided in his closest friends about; he was ready to meet someone but it was so hard to actually find the right person.
Von Westenholz and Markle met through von Westenholz’s public relations work at Ralph Lauren, things became substantially easier. Meghan had been a part of the London social scene for a while and had slotted into the high society set really easily, and so when Harry told Violet he was having trouble finding someone, Violet said she might just have the perfect girl for him.
That led to a first blind date in the summer of 2016, the two connected and they knew they had to do it again.
THE VISIT TO AFRICA
After two successful dates, Prince Harry took a big risk just a few weeks later: “I managed to persuade her to come and join me in Botswana and we camped out with each other under the stars,” he told BBC.
The move paid off. “We were really by ourselves, which was crucial to me to make sure that we had a chance to get to know each other,” he explained. The trip still has a lot of meaning to their relationship too. The central stone in Meghan’s engagement ring actually came from Botswana instead of the royals’ collection of gems.
With their relationship finally official, the couple stepped out in London together in late December on a low-key trip to pick out a Christmas tree before catching a West End show. The first picture of them together showed a couple totally in love considering the fact that Prince Harry had just made a 1,700-mile detour to visit Meghan in Toronto. It was also around this time that Meghan started wearing a gold chain with the letters M and H on it. By May 2017, Harry and Meghan appeared at their first public event together. The Los Angeles native cheered on her beau at a charity polo match, and they were later caught kissing by a photographer.
With their families on board and the potential of an exciting new life together, Prince Harry officially popped the question in early November on a quiet night in Nottingham Cottage. The pair was apparently cooking up some roasted chicken together when the royal got down on one knee and asked Meghan to marry him.
“It was just an amazing surprise,” Meghan said during their BBC interview. “It was so sweet and natural and very romantic.”
Besides the diamond from Botswana, Harry had incorporated two more stones from his mother’s jewelry collection to design the perfect ring. Their engagement photo call at Kensington Palace revealed a couple totally in love and ready to get married after about 15 months together.
“The fact that I fell in love with Meghan so incredibly quickly was sort of confirmation to me that all of the stars were aligned, everything was just perfect,” Harry said. “[There] was this beautiful woman, who just sort of literally tripped and fell into my life [and] I fell into her life.”
What a beautiful love story! We will definitely keep you updated as the duo exchange vows on Saturday May 19th 2018 so stay glued!