Details on How Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Met Are Legit Amazing


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We're all celebrating the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle today, as well as scouring over the details on how he proposed. But like any love story, there is a beginning, and the details on how Prince Harry and Meghan first met are even more incredible than we realized. Get this: It was a blind date! 

  • They were set up by a mutual friend.

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    Their unnamed mutual friend is a woman who told Harry, 33, about Meghan. She also told Meghan, 36, about Harry. Royal watchers and fans of the show Suits know all about Harry and Meghan, but as it turns out, neither of them knew much about the other. So this was a true blind date. 

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  • Meghan asked one very important question before agreeing to the date.

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    The BBC1 documentary Harry And Meghan: A Royal Engagement aired after the big news of their engagement and it revealed some more very beautiful things. Meghan said of Harry and his royalty, "I now understand very clearly: there's a global interest there. I didn't know much about him, and so the only thing I had asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was ... 'Is he nice?' Because if he wasn't kind, it just didn't seem like it would make sense."

    "Is he nice?" "Is he kind?" These are very important questions!

  • Harry wanted details, too.

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    The prince didn't watch Suits, so he didn't know anything about Meghan and asked the mutual friend to give him as much background on her as she could.  What he said when seeing her for the first time is simply perfection. "I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her. There she was, sitting there. I was like 'OK, well, I'm going to have to up my game [and] have a sit down and make sure I've got good chat,'" he said.   

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  • It's their version of a fairytale.

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    Every couple has a love story, and the love story of Meghan and Harry is just so lovely. Meghan said on getting to know Harry on that first date, "It was really refreshing because given that I didn't know a lot about him, everything I've learned about him, I learned through him — as opposed to having grown up around different news stories or tabloids or whatever else. Anything I learned about his family was what he would share with me, and vice versa. It was just a really authentic and organic way to get to know each other."  

    Harry said, "It was hugely refreshing to be able to get to know someone who isn't necessarily within your circle, doesn't know much about me, I don't know much about her, so to be able to start almost afresh ... It was absolutely amazing to get to know her."   

    They planned their second date during their first. 

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