At this point it looks like they’ve been together forever, but in reality it’s not long ago that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle started their first date. They did not yet know that this encounter would change history forever.
Meghan Markle was very different from the woman Prince Harry had previously dreamed of. To begin with, she was American. She was also married before and when the couple met and already had a solid career as an actress. In short, she didn’t need him. And that was probably attractive.
They say opposites attract each other – and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are proof of that truth. But there is one integral thing that these two have in common that most people don’t realize.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were set up by a mutual friend
It was the summer of 2016 when Harry met Meghan on the recommendation of one of their friends (the name of that person was never revealed).
“We were introduced by a common friend … it was literally … through her and then we had two back-to-back meetings in London twice in July last year,” Harry explained in an interview with the BBC.
When the friend Meghan Markle asked if she would be interested in meeting Prince Harry, she just had one question: “Because I’m from the United States, you didn’t grow up with the same understanding of the royal family,” she said in the interview .
“I didn’t know much about him, so the only thing I asked her when she said she wanted to set us up was, I had a question:” Well, is he nice? “Because if he wasn’t friendly, it just didn’t make sense.”
The two quickly realized they might get serious
Good news: Prince Harry was nice and the two knew almost immediately that they wanted to see each other again. Although they came from a completely different background and from different countries, they still had a surprising number of things in common.
As Prince Harry explained: “We both have passions because we want to change, want to change forever.”
“And it was really one of the first things we had to deal with, it was one of the first things we started talking about when we met, it was just the different things we wanted to do in the world and how passionate we were we were about seeing change, “Markle agreed.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex don’t agree on everything
Their basic goals may be similar, but Prince Harry and Meghan Markle do not agree with every topic. Such as hunting, for example. Prince Harry is still attending the annual pheasant hunt on the Boxing Day family, despite Markle’s doubts about the practice.
“Like Harry, Meghan wants to promote charities for animal welfare and animal protection,” a royal source told Mail Online. “Harry believes that shooting is a sustainable field sport and she will not stop him.”
But when it comes to the big problems, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle usually agree and see things the same way. Those shared values will come in handy as this royal couple grows older in a few days.