15 Reasons Prince Harry & Meghan Markle Were Made for Each Other

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The world was surprised when it was revealed that Prince Harry was dating an American actress named Meghan Markle. (Remember when we didn't know who Meghan Markle was?!) But now that the pair are a bona fide couple, it's impossible to imagine them not as a couple. In fact, after getting to "know" them, we think they're the embodiment of #CoupleGoals. (Is it creepy to say we're obsessed?)

It didn't take long to "get" Harry and Meghan's relationship. They kept a low-profile at first, but once Meghan showed up at the Invictus Games as Harry's guest last year, it was on. Unlike Prince William and Kate Middleton (whom we're equally obsessed with), Harry and Meghan have been super lovey-dovey in public, somewhat cheeky, and really open. (Their engagement interview was legendary! So cute!) Harry's always been a little less -- how do we say this? -- "royal" than his older brother, so it just makes sense that his relationship with Meghan seems so casual. 

From the time Harry unprecedentedly stood up for Meghan at the start of their relationship to all their super cute touchy-feely moments, here are 15 reasons Harry and Meg are relationship goals incarnate. It may have taken Harry a little while to find his person. But man, he did one hell of a job. Best. Couple. Ever. 

  • When Harry Defended Meghan

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    Harry has always liked to keep his private life private, but a few months into his relationship with sexy Meghan Markle, he was so fed up with the way she was being treated by the media that he released a statement -- a palace first. 

    Part of Harry's statement read:

    Prince Harry is worried about Ms. Markle's safety and is deeply disappointed that he has not been able to protect her. It is not right that a few months into a relationship with him that Ms. Markle should be subjected to such a storm. He knows commentators will say this is 'the price she has to pay' and that 'this is all part of the game.' He strongly disagrees. This is not a game -- it is her life and his.
  • Their First Appearance Together

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    Did Harry and Meghan look stiff and awkward and super aware of the cameras the first time they had a public outing together? Um, no. They looked like they were only aware of each other. 

  • Their Epic Engagement Video

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    There's a reason everyone fell head over heels for Harry and Meghan after their engagement video -- they were so damn cute!

  • Their Outtakes Engagement Video (!)

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    Anyone who thought Harry and Meghan's engagement video was the bee's knees obviously hasn't seen the B-roll of them goofing around. Adorable!


  • Their Lovey-Dovey Photocall

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    Stuffy British royalty photos? Yeah, no. Harry and Meghan (with her famous bed head hairstyle) were all about each other during their engagement photocall. Cuteness overload!

  • Their Matching South African Bracelets

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    Before they went public, Harry and Meghan wore matching blue and white beaded bracelets from South Africa. So high school, so sweet. 

  • Meghan's Secret Banana Message

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    When they were a still a secret -- and when Meghan still had Instagram -- she posted this cute photo to her account. Obviously, she was sending a message to Harry. 


  • Their First Official Royal Duty

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    During a visit to Nottingham -- their first "royal duty" together -- Harry and Meghan stuck together like glue. Or, more apropos, like a newly-engaged couple. 

  • Meg's Gushing 'Vanity Fair' Interview

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    In another royal first, Meghan gave an interview before she and Harry were engaged. One of our favorite quotes from the piece?

    We’re a couple. We’re in love. I’m sure there will be a time when we will have to come forward and present ourselves and have stories to tell, but I hope what people will understand is that this is our time. This is for us. It’s part of what makes it so special, that it’s just ours. But we’re happy. Personally, I love a great love story.

  • Harry Gushing Over Meeting Meghan

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    During their engagement interview, Prince Harry described when they first met -- and it's obvious he was smitten from the get-go. 

    The prince said:

    It was definitely a set up. It was a blind date ... We met for a drink and then very quickly, we said, ‘Well what are we doing tomorrow? We should meet again. I never watched Suits, I never heard of Meghan before. I was beautifully surprised when I walked into that room and saw her and there she was sitting there. I was like, ‘OK I really have to up my game here.

  • Meghan Wouldn't Let Harry Finish Proposing

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    When Harry got down on one knee and popped the question, Meghan was so excited, she could barely let him finish. Apparently, she just asking if she could "say yes now."

    "She wouldn’t let me finish," Harry said. "There were hugs and I had the ring in my hand and I was like, ‘Can I give you the ring now?’ and she said, ‘Oh yes, the ring!’" 

  • The Time They Were Caught Smooching at the Invictus Games

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    'Nuff said. 

  • Harry Checking on Meghan During Christmas at Sandringham

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    What can he say? He wants to make sure his boo -- and her perfect daytime eyeshadow -- are OK.


  • They're Both Kind

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    In the engagement statement from Meghan's parents, they stressed both Meghan and Harry's kindness. Love!

  • They're ALWAYS Holding Hands or Touching

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    British formality? Please. Harry and Meghan are in love and they don't care who knows it. Hold those hands, guys!

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