To make their first meeting even more special, Harry's friend Markus Anderson “cleared rooms and corridors so they could meet in secret without the fear of being spotted,” a friend says. After several dates, Harry invited Meghan to join him on a holiday to Botswana, where they were able to get to know one another. He has since said that the “stars were aligned.”
While even Harry admits their first date was "perfect", according to royal biographer Andrew Morton in his book, Meghan: A Hollywood Princess, the 37-year-old former Suits actress was worried about coming off as “too eager”.
Describing the “first intoxicating meeting”, Morton writes that the couple “were mesmerised by one another, Harry enthralled by her beauty, sophistication and perceptiveness.”
“She understood him as a man, not a title…As he subsequently confessed, he realised that he would have to up his game.”
“Both were buzzing,” continues Morton. “As she relived that fateful evening in her mind, she perhaps wondered if she had been too eager to accept his invitation to meet again the following day. Stay classy, Ms Markle.”
And the rest, as they say, is history.
Harry and Meghan: Life, Loss, and Love is available on April 9, 2019.
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