Meghan Markle was the American actress, with a rage for humanitarian and feminist cases. Harry was the rebel lord turned soldier, considered the world’s most eligible bachelor.
In the summer of 2016, the two were brought together on a blind date by a reciprocal friend in London.
“Beautiful” Meghan “just tripped and fell into my life”, Harry later told the press , and he knew immediately she was “the one”.
After merely two appointments, the new pair went on holiday together to Botswana, camping out under the stars.
They fell in love “so incredibly quickly”, proof the “stars were aligned”, said Harry.
To the British press, their woo was catnip. Here was a golden couple who were able to draw vast bunches, speak the language of younger generations and scatter imperial stardust on any cause.
For months the couple forestalled the cameras and it wasn’t until the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto that the the two were first photographed impounding hands in public, smiling and laughing.
Royals ‘hurt’ over Sussexes’ announcement Royal Family tree and front of inheritance Where do Prince Harry and Meghan get their money ? Media captionPrince Harry and Meghan Markle constituted for the cameras in the garden at Kensington Palace Media captionHighlights from the wedding ceremony Image caption Image caption Image caption