Harry and Meghan's love story is like something out of a fairytale - literally, it involves marrying a Prince. And the more details we read about the early days of their relationship, the more that rings true.
This week, through extracts of a new book written about the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Finding Freedom, we've learnt all about the couple's first date (movie-worthy) and the suggestion they actually got engaged three months earlier than they announced to the world. And the upcoming biography, written by royal correspondents Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, also reveals the exact moment Prince Harry knew he'd found his future wife in Meghan Markle. All together now: ahhhh.
Having hit it off so well on their first date at London's Soho House, the pair decided to go for dinner the very next night, at the nearby Dean Street Townhouse. "Harry knew they would be together at that point," the book claims. "She was ticking every box fast."
And the feeling, it seems, was mutual. "Almost immediately they were almost obsessed with each other," a friend told the authors. The relationship moved with pace from then on, with the couple travelling to Botswana for their third date (!!) Unsurprisingly, it didn't take them long to get serious.
"Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said, they had already begun swapping the words 'I love you'," a passage of the book reads. Harry said it first, apparently, but Meghan quickly reciprocated. And the rest, as they say, is history...
"From there it didn't take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future," the authors write. Just a year later, the future Duke and Duchess appeared in public together for the first official time, attending the Invictus Games in Meghan's home town of Toronto. Two months after that, they announced their engagement.
Now, the couple lives in LA with baby son Archie. And after relinquishing their royal duties earlier this year, it seems they're happier than ever.
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