Meghan Markle Was Charmed by Prince Harry’s Adorable Habit After Their First Date

A lot has been said about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Prince Harry. However, one thing cannot be disputed, the royal couple is absolutely smitten with one another. From their constant PDA at royal events to the statements the prince has put out in defense of his wife and her safety, their bond is unbreakable.

When the pair met in London in the summer of 2016, no one, not even them could have anticipated what was to come. The pair had a whirlwind romance. They were engaged just a year later, marrying shortly thereafter. The couple went on to have their son Archie in May 2019 and exited the royal fold soon after.

Despite it all, from the very beginning, the duo was clearly destined to be together.

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Inside Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s first date

We’ve known some of the details surrounding Meghan and Princ Harry’s date for some time. However, Carolyn Durand and Omid Scobie’s new book Finding Freedom: Harry and Meghan and the Making of A Modern Family is giving us even more inside information.

During the summer of 2016, the duchess was visiting London to do press for her TV series, Suits. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo, a mutual friend of the former actor and Prince Harry’s convinced the pair to meet up on a blind date. They met at the exclusive Soho House’s Dean Street Townhouse.

That very first date lasted three hours and the couple agreed to meet again the next day for dinner. It was magic from there.

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Prince Harry fell in love with Meghan Markle instantly

Though he was late to their very first date, the prince was smitten as soon as he laid eyes on Meghan.  “Harry knew they would be together at that point,” a friend shared. “She was ticking every box fast.”

Meghan had to return to Toronto where Suits was filmed after their second date, but Prince Harry convinced her to go away with him to Botswana for their third date. In fact, the prince was the first one to say, “I love you” just three months into the relationship. A friend revealed in Finding Freedom,

Almost immediately they were almost obsessed with each other. Three months into their relationship, a Meghan friend said, they had already begun swapping the words ‘I love you’. Harry said it first, apparently, but Meghan quickly reciprocated. From there it didn’t take long for them to begin talking in non-oblique terms about their future.

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Meghan Markle was charmed by Prince Harry’s adorable habit

While Prince Harry was captivated by Meghan’s wit, intelligence, beauty, and desire to help others, the duchess was charmed by her now-husband in other ways. After that first date, Prince Harry texted Meghan immediately as she arrived back at her hotel. According to Finding Freedom via People,

His messages were often short and full of emojis, in particular the ghost emoji, which he often used instead of a smiley face. For what reason? Nobody knows. But Meghan found his texting etiquette funny and adorable, just like the prince. He definitely didn’t hide the fact that he was keen. He wanted her to know he was very interested.